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The singular French joy of beating the Germans.
The singular French joy of beating the Germans.
Dominique Moïsi

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PARIS — Call it the "glorieuse incertitude du sport" — the glorious uncertainty of sports. During the finals of soccer's just completed 2016 European Championship, Portugal saw its singular star Ronaldo taken out of the game after an injury, but won anyway against a favored host French team that had overcome its eternal nemesis, Germany, in the semifinals. But even if the team lost in the end, France can claim to have "won its Euro."

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A girl sits in a park in Zaporizhia, which has become a center of humanitarian aid and has welcomed thousands of refugees from across Ukraine

Lisa Berdet, Lila Paulou, Anne-Sophie Goninet and Bertrand Hauger.

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Welcome to Friday, where reports say Sweden could follow Finland’s lead to join NATO, Elon Musk puts buying Twitter on hold, and we catch a first glimpse of a black hole that’s living next door. Meanwhile, French economic daily Les Echos shines a light on the dubious working and sourcing practices of Shein, the Chinese fast-fashion superstar retailer.

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