Newsweek International December 03-10, 2021

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1 min
the archives

1995 “When Diana said that she doubted if she would ever be queen, but that ‘I’d like to be queen of people’s hearts,’ she knew what she was doing: she already is,” Newsweek reported on BBC’s groundbreaking interview with Martin Bashir and Princess Diana. It revealed the true state of her marriage with Prince Charles less than two years before her tragic death. Newsweek cover stories have chronicled the royal family since as early as 1936. See 10 of these many covers showing Diana and the history of the royal family in this week’s cover story, “God Save the Queen.” 1973 “With global oil shortages threatening to plunge the U.S. and other industrial nations into a recession,” the energy squeeze was featured on Newsweek’s cover—for the fourth time that year. Oil…

1 min
not guilty

On November 19, the fourth day of deliberations, a jury acquitted Kyle Rittenhouse, 18, of all charges in his trial for shooting three men, two of whom died, during demonstrations in Kenosha in August 2020. The protests were in response to the police shooting of a Black man, Jacob Blake, which was captured on cellphone video and came just three months after the killing of George Floyd. Prosecutors argued Rittenhouse, armed with a semiautomatic rifle, acted needlessly and recklessly; he claimed it was self defense.…

10 min
a maximum memorial

“I’m just embarrassed that I didn’t make my marriage work, you know?” » P.14 WHEN THE FIRST BOEING ››› MAX PLANE CAME OFF THE PRODUCTION LINE IN DECEMBER ››››, IT WAS THE beginning of a highly anticipated new line of aircraft for the storied company. It incorporated the latest technology and was billed by Boeing as “deliver[ing] the highest efficiency, reliability and passenger comfort in the single-aisle market.” Tragically, that promise came to a glaring halt with two back-to-back disasters in which flight control software known as the Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS) incorrectly gauged the aircrafts’ angles of ascent and prevented the pilots from manually overriding it. In total, 346 people on board Lion Air flight 610 on October 28, 2018 and Ethiopian Air flight 302 on March 10, 2019…

4 min
q&a peter robison

Why did you choose to write this book? How did you get involved in researching it? PETER ROBISON: I was the beat reporter for Bloomberg News covering Boeing 1998 to 2002, a consequential period in the company’s history. It had just purchased McDonnell Douglas, a defense contractor and failed commercial-jet builder that had always pushed more aggressively than Boeing for shareholder returns. The McDonnell Douglas executives took on powerful roles at the combined company, and people from Boeing considered it a reverse takeover. This culminated in a 40-day engineers’ strike in 2000, the largest white-collar walkout in U.S. history. Their differences over money were vanishingly small—one engineer told me at the time that Boeing’s proposed cuts in medical benefits would cost him $300 a year. The engineers framed their strike as a…

1 min
talking points

“I stand ready to work with you, Mr. President, to build consensus, take active steps and move China-U.S. relations forward in a positive direction.” —CHINA’S PRESIDENT XI JINPING TO JOE BIDEN “If that young man has Taylor’s scarf he should return it.” —DIONNE WARWICK “THE PAY DISPARITY BETWEEN ME AND SPIDER-MAN WAS VERY EXTREME.” —KIRSTEN DUNST ON THE ›››› MOVIE “I could be talking about the Iran nuclear deal, and I’ll get a response from somebody on email or Twitter or Facebook or wherever saying, ‘You fat S.O.B.’” —CHRIS CHRISTIE “OFF THE COURT, I THINK I’M A VERY NICE MAN, A NICE PERSON.ON THE COURT, I HAVE A MEAN STREAK.” —Retired NBA star Dwayne Wade on breaking Kobe Bryant’s nose in the 2012 All-Star Game “I’m just embarrassed that I didn’t make my marriage work, you know?” —ADELE “NOBODY WANTS TO LOOK…

3 min
japanese companies building a green revolution

With many countries setting goals to become carbon neutral by 2050, the construction and its related industries will play an instrumental role in reducing CO2 emissions worldwide. In Japan, companies engaged in the construction, infrastructure and housing industries are leading the way with innovations that will ensure a greener future, developing new energy efficient technologies while also enhancing manufacturing processes to lower the environmental impact of their operations. “We are working to reduce CO2 emissions both in the manufacturing stage and in the use of our products. We also aim to become a carbon-neutral company by FY2050, and in the medium term, we are aiming to reduce CO2 emissions by 50% from FY2013 levels by FY2030,” says Hidemitsu Hori, President of YKK AP Inc., a company that is at the forefront…