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Hubert Germain, last of elite group of French resistance fighters, dies

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Hubert Germain, the last of France’s officially designated heroes of the resistance, has died aged 101. He was the only surviving member of the 1,038-strong Order of the Liberation, France’s highest bravery order, han...

Facebook oversight board to review system that exempts elite users

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Facebook’s semi-independent oversight board says it will review the company’s “XCheck” system, an internal program that has exempted high-profile users from some or all of its rules. The decision follows an investigat...

‘Puppet showmen’: Hong Kong elite vote in ‘patriots only’ election process

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Hong Kong’s political elite begin selecting a powerful committee on Sunday that will choose nearly half the legislature – and later a new leader – under a new “patriots only” system imposed by Beijing. The first poll ...

Roniel Iglesias joins elite Olympic group after beating Pat McCormack to gold

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Roniel Iglesias, the brilliant Cuban veteran, became a two-time Olympic champion when he beat Britain’s Pat McCormack on a wide and unanimous decision on Tuesday in the final of the welterweight division. The 32-year-...

Ollie Pope says Ben Stokes decision shows how mentally tough elite sport is

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Ollie Pope says the withdrawal of Ben Stokes for the Test series against India is a reminder of how mentally tough the demands of playing international sport are during a pandemic. Stokes, England’s Test vice-captain ...

We’re slowly discovering the murky side of elite sport – thanks to women speaking out

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Nobody should have to go to work in their bra and knickers. So when the Norwegian women’s beach handball team were fined earlier this month for defiantly choosing to compete in shorts – rather than the buttock-reveali...

A financial fairy tale: how one man fooled the global elite

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The place was Dubai. The star was Tina Turner. “As the American pop legend belted out Simply the Best,” write authors Simon Clark and Will Louch, “guests sipped vintage champagne served from an ice bar that was meltin...

How the ‘good war’ went bad: elite soldiers from Australia, UK and US face a reckoning

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“Whatever we do … ,” one Australian special forces soldier said of his service in Afghanistan, “I can tell you the Brits and the US are far, far worse. “I’ve watched our young guys stand by and hero worship what they ...

Managerial carousel mirrors the desperate crisis enveloping Europe’s elite clubs

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At first glance, Antonio Conte leaving a club in dispute with the owners soon after leading them to a league title may not seem particularly significant. This is what he does. His departure from Internazionale follows...

‘A new Chile’: political elite rejected in vote for constitutional assembly

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Chile’s established political elite has been roundly rejected at the polls six months ahead of a pivotal presidential election, as the country turned to a progressive new generation to write the next chapter in its hi...

How European women’s football elite sharpened their financial elbows

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When Chelsea signed the Denmark forward Pernille Harder from Wolfsburg for a record fee early last September, they were not so much parking as amassing their tanks on Lyon’s front lawn. The then all-conquering French ...

Elite award-winners allowed fast-track route into UK

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Oscar winners, Nobel prize recipients and Brit award-garlanded overseas musicians are among foreign nationals who will be fast-tracked for UK visas under a tweak to immigration rules announced by the Home Office. Il ...

Britain can’t slash emissions without clamping down on the ‘polluter elite’

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While the government gears up to hold the Cop26 summit in Glasgow, it continues to bail out Britain’s biggest polluters by granting tax credits to major oil and gas firms and slashing taxes on domestic flights within ...

Jon Cruddas: ‘Labour is in danger of becoming dominated by the meritocratic elite’

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A little over a decade ago, Jon Cruddas was diagnosed with a life-threatening illness and found himself spending a lot of time on a neurology ward. “When you confront death you rethink what is important to you,” he sa...

Macron to close elite school that hothouses French leaders

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Emmanuel Macron is expected to officially announce on Thursday the closure of the École Nationale d’Administration, the elite French finishing school for the country’s leaders where he studied. Known as ENA, the grand...

Macron to close France’s elite finishing school ENA

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Emmanuel Macron is expected to officially announce on Thursday the closure of the École Nationale d’Administration, the elite French finishing school for the country’s leaders where he studied. Known as ENA, the grand...

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