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Scarlett Johansson, the Hollywood star taking on OpenAI

Going head to head with a powerful company is a role the actor has played before

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Lawrence Wong, Singapore’s next PM faces an ever trickier balancing act

When the politician is sworn in next week, he will have to contend with rising social and geopolitical tensions

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Shari Redstone, a media scion weighing the future of her ravaged empire

The Paramount executive must decide on whether to sell the family business and to whom

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Richard Gadd, the ‘Baby Reindeer’ comic confronts his past

The hit show has unleashed a debate about who has the right to tell another’s story

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Mike Johnson, another House Speaker under attack from his own side

As Republican divisions over aid to Ukraine grow, the new leader already finds himself on shaky ground

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Ekrem İmamoğlu, the Istanbul mayor facing down Erdoğan

His victory in local elections comes at a pivotal moment for Turkey’s opposition

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Shohei Ohtani, the baseball superstar under pressure

The Japanese player has upended the sport but a new scandal could land both in trouble

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Sabato de Sarno, the designer who must turn around Gucci

As the Kering flagship struggles, one man has become the public face of making it work

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Paul Marshall, the financier turned media baron bankrolling GB News

His bid for the Telegraph and Spectator, if successful, would make him the most powerful figure in UK media since Rupert Murdoch

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Margherita Della Valle, the woman trying to turn Vodafone around

The Italian CEO is determined to hive off significant parts of the telecoms giant while also changing its internal culture

02.03.2024 10

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Yulia Navalnaya, Russia’s new opposition leader

Following the death of Alexei Navalny, she has assumed her husband’s mantle — at considerable personal risk

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Sarah J Maas: the ‘romantasy’ writer who could save publishing

The literary phenomenon has a legion of fans, many of whom found her through social media

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Nayib Bukele: the TikTok authoritarian feted across Latin America

His hardline approach has drawn criticism abroad and from the country’s journalists — but voters have no such qualms

09.02.2024 6

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Hui Ka Yan: the Evergrande tycoon faces his downfall

Once the richest man in China, the liquidation of his property empire marks the end of an era

03.02.2024 10

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Nikki Haley, the woman determined to keep taking on Trump

Despite losing in New Hampshire, the former governor of South Carolina refuses to bow out of the race for the Republican nomination

26.01.2024 3

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Murray Auchincloss: the quiet man taking centre stage at BP

He is emerging from the shadows to help the oil major win over sceptical investors

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Emma Stone, an actor long drawn to the curious

Her prizewinning role in ‘Poor Things’ is her boldest move yet in a career that marries the commercial and the challenging

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Sheikh Hasina: the Bangladeshi premier determined to retain power

Re-election appears certain but economic strains may test the population’s patience with her autocratic style

06.01.2024 8

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Taylor Swift: a pop star at the peak of her powers

Since the pandemic, the singer has supercharged her output, fame and fortune

23.12.2023 9

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Indhu Rubasingham: the National Theatre’s new artistic director takes centre stage

The first woman to occupy the role is taking over at a time of straitened finances and new digital priorities

16.12.2023 20

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Sultan al-Jaber, the hard-charging oil head trying to broker COP28 consensus

Known for his steely style, the Emirati technocrat must persuade countries to reach a deal

09.12.2023 10

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Marie Nilsson, a Swedish union leader fighting the Tesla Goliath

The escalating dispute pits the national view of unions against Musk’s antipathy to organised labour

01.12.2023 10

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Sheikh Mohammed: Qatar’s hostage negotiator is no stranger to crisis

After weeks of torturous negotiations, the prime minister has mediated a deal to release some of Israel’s captured civilians

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David Cameron: a return from the political wilderness

The former premier needs a second act after his own spell in Downing Street left him carrying Brexit and austerity baggage

19.11.2023 8

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Lidiane Jones, the ‘underdog’ taking the reins at Bumble

Turning round the fortunes of the dating app will be her biggest challenge yet

11.11.2023 10

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Sam Bankman-Fried: the fallen ‘king of crypto’

The narrative powers of the FTX founder failed to save him from this week’s fraud conviction

03.11.2023 3

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Donald Tusk: a Polish ex-premier aiming to restore liberal democracy

His impressive election victory should ensure a return to power but deep divisions in politics and society will persist

20.10.2023 4

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Katalin Karikó: the tenacious force behind the Covid vaccine

The Nobel Prize is a belated recognition of the biochemist’s efforts with her colleague, Drew Weissman, which were once dismissed by their peers

06.10.2023 5

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Jane Fraser: the woman trying to turn Citi around

The investment bank’s straight-talking chief executive has a big job on her hands

29.09.2023 2

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Lachlan Murdoch: now the leading man in a long-running family drama

Elevation to the top will not stop the new boss of Fox and News Corp from looking over his shoulder

22.09.2023 3

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Mohammed VI: Morocco’s monarch must handle an earthquake-hit country

The reserved king is trying to show he is in control following the most devastating tremor in 60 years

15.09.2023 6

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Kim Jong Un: a dictator poised for an arms deal with Putin

The North Korean leader’s growing alignment with Moscow raises the risks of instability in an already dangerous region

08.09.2023 3

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