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Charles Harder, favoured Hollywood lawyer

Litigator of Hulk Hogan and Melania Trump has been thrust into the limelight, writes Kara Scannell

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Stephen Bannon, Trump’s campaign chief

A provocateur with a colourful back-story, writes Demetri Sevastopulo

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Simone Biles: Vaulting into record books

The US teenager stands out at the Rio Olympics as she revolutionises her sport, writes Murad Ahmed

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Nick Timothy – key influence on Theresa May

One friend says it is difficult to know where the overlap starts and stops, writes Henry Mance

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Michel Barnier: Fighting Brussels’ corner

Brexit negotiator defies the UK view of him as a panto villain, write Alex Barker and Jim Brunsden

Masayoshi Son: The unrepentant visionary

Someone who can think 30 years ahead, write Kana Inagaki, Leo Lewis and Arash Massoudi

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Theresa May, playing the long game

The British prime minister has a mission to tackle division and exit from the EU, writes Kate Allen

Dasha Zhukova takes on the world

A media deal offers the Russian gallerist global reach, writes Jan Dalley

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Michael Gove, Tory leadership contender

A polite neocon is unexpectedly angling for the top job in British politics, writes Henry Mance

Sir Nicholas Serota, Tate director

The force behind the museum has been shaping the modern art world for decades, writes Jan Dalley

Stefan Larsson and high street reality

He respects the Ralph Lauren legacy but has space to move, too, writes Jo Ellison

Huma Abedin, star of political screen

After years behind the scenes, Clinton’s trusted aide risks public scrutiny, writes Courtney Weaver

 Shari Redstone, Viacom heir apparent

The daughter of the media group chief faces a fight to take control of his empire, Matthew Garrahan

Nicolás Maduro, Venezuelan lord of misrule

The isolated president sits tight as his country slides deeper into chaos, writes John Paul Rathbone

Anohni, troubadour for transgender rights

Singer has transitioned from ‘he’ to ‘she’ at a time of fraught debate, writes Ludovic Hunter-Tilney

Tina Green, retail queen

A spotlight falls on the fashion power couple who built a shopping empire, writes Mark Vandevelde

Claudio Ranieri: Tinkerman poised to win

Leicester City’s likeable manager is on the verge of a historic success, writes Simon Kuper

The Queen, long has she reigned over us

British monarch’s sense of duty is popular with her modern subjects, writes Ludovic Hunter-Tilney

George RR Martin, fantasy sorcerer bewitches

As fans await ‘Game of Thrones’, a universe is locked in its creator’s head, writes Isabel Berwick

Sanjeev Gupta – steel baron to be?

The boss of Liberty House will need state help to keep steelmaking in Wales, writes Jonathan Ford

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