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Time Magazine International Edition September 2, 2019

Time Magazine International Edition is the go-to news magazine for what is happening around the globe. You can rely on TIME's award winning journalists for analysis and insight into the latest developments in politics, business, health, science, society and entertainment.

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AMERICAN TRAGEDY RE “THE TERROR WITHIN” [Aug. 19]: TIME has a knack for timely coverage, and this well-researched report on domestic extremism and gun violence has arrived not a moment too soon. One wonders whether the planet’s greatest nation suffers from nationwide mental disease, inflicting both the deranged perpetrators of gun crimes as well as the powers-that-be who could do much more to reduce the scourge of random public shootings, but for mysterious reasons will not act.Andy Leitner, HAIFA, ISRAEL CHANGING THE SECOND Amendment seems hopeless. But substantial relief could be given by a law that forces each U.S. citizen to wear a bulletproof vest when he is in public. That would also give the rest of the world one more reason to laugh about the greatness of America.Gernot Urschler, KREMS AN…

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‘I am sorry for harm I have caused.’ELIZABETH WARREN, U.S. Senator and Democratic presidential candidate, at an Aug. 19 forum on American Indian issues in Sioux City, Iowa, six months after her controversial announcement that she’d taken a DNA test to prove her Cherokee ancestry 30¢ Cost of a gallon of gas at a Santa Monica, Calif., station on Aug. 15; the ’50s-era pricing, a promotional stunt for Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, was nixed by authorities when it caused traffic jams ‘I am her free bird. So why would I come back and be caged?’RASHIDA TLAIB, U.S. Congresswoman, at an Aug. 19 press conference, after Israel denied entry to her and Representative Ilhan Omar; Tlaib refused an offer to be allowed to visit her grandmother in the West Bank if she agreed…

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the real problems with trump’s foreign policy

ON HIS WAY TO AN AUG. 1 CAMPAIGN EVENT in Ohio, President Donald Trump was asked about America’s position on the months-long pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong. “That’s between Hong Kong and that’s between China, because Hong Kong is a part of China,” Trump said. But as tensions mounted in the self-governing enclave in the following weeks, Trump’s aides and allies took different positions, with his State Department, National Security Adviser and supporters in the Senate backing the protesters and warning Beijing against intervention. The mixed messages left U.S. and foreign officials struggling with basic questions about American policy, such as to what extent the U.S. considers Hong Kong autonomous and how Washington might respond to the use of force to quell the demonstrations. More broadly, the confusion captures an enduring…

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tensions simmer between brazil and europe over amazon deforestation

A FIGHT IS BREWING OVER THE LUNGS OF the planet. Since taking office in January, Brazil’s far-right President Jair Bolsonaro has overseen a surge in logging in the vast Amazon rain forest—and on Aug. 15, Norway suspended a $33 million donation to a Brazilian sustainability fund because Bolsonaro had interfered in it; Germany froze its payment five days earlier. Bolsonaro responded with mockery, telling the Europeans to go “reforest Germany” instead, but what may lie ahead is no laughing matter. UNDER SIEGE Bolsonaro has delivered on campaign promises to weaken protections for the environment and indigenous communities, freeing up more land for cattle. Over 870 sq. mi. of the Amazon was cleared in July—a 278% increase from July 2018—according to satellite monitoring by Brazil’s space-research agency. Scientists say the rain forest,…

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El Salvador rape survivor acquitted A 21-year-old Salvadoran woman who served 33 months of a 30-year prison sentence for homicide, after giving birth to a stillborn child she said was conceived when she was raped, was cleared of all charges at a retrial on Aug. 19. The case drew international attention to El Salvador’s strict abortion laws. CDC probes lung illnesses’ link to vaping The CDC said Aug. 17 it was investigating a mysterious “cluster of pulmonary illnesses linked to e-cigarette use,” with 94 possible cases reported recently across 14 states. Symptoms include chest pain and difficulty breathing; the CDC says there is no evidence of links to an infectious disease. Secret Chinese social-media accounts axed Hundreds of Twitter accounts with suspected links to the Chinese state were suspended in the days leading up to…

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why is planned parenthood rejecting federal funding?

EACH YEAR, THE FEDERAL TITLE X PROgram provides $286 million in grants to groups across the U.S. that provide family-planning care to low-income patients. But on Aug. 19, Planned Parenthood walked away from its share of the money rather than comply with new Trump Administration regulations that prevent referrals for abortion. In the wake of the decision, the organization will be left to try to bridge a funding gap so that patients can get the care they need, including cancer screenings, STD testing and birth control consultations. “We’re trying to do all we can to ensure that the care continues,” acting Planned Parenthood president Alexis McGill Johnson said on a call with reporters the day of the announcement. “Using fundraising to do what should be a state responsibility, a federal responsibility,…

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