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Time Magazine International Edition May 13, 2019

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3 min.
from the editor

The power of influence THE TIME 100 LIST OF THE WORLD’S MOST influential people—and the annual gala that follows it—has always been a celebration of people shaping the news. This year, I’m happy to report that we made some news of our own. On April 23, for the first time ever, we brought together TIME 100 honorees from across the years for a daylong summit. This extraordinary group of leaders and visionaries was a reflection of the unique mix of the TIME 100, including politicians, business leaders, artists, actors, activists and scientists. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi discussed the internal debate in her party about whether to initiate impeachment proceedings against President Trump, sharing her own view that it’s “one of the most divisive paths we could go down in our country.”…

2 min.
time 100 summit

A meeting of minds MORE THAN 700 PEOPLE attended the inaugural TIME 100 Summit in Manhattan on April 23, and thousands more tuned in from around the world for the livestream of conversations led by TIME journalists and TIME 100 honorees. Watch highlights from the invitation-only event at time.com/summit and entire panels at youtube.com/TIME ‘If the path of fact-finding takes us there, we have no choice … We’re not there yet.’NANCY PELOSI,Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, on whether her fellow Democrats should hold hearings on impeaching President Trump SNEAK PEEK Attendees also previewed TIME’s and Felix & Paul Studios’ virtual-reality look at life on the International Space Station, captured by Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques. Get a glimpse of the immersive documentary series, debuting in 2020, at time.com/space ‘“Come and sit at the table.”…

1 min.
time 100 gala

A starry evening THE INFLUENTIAL INDIVIDUALS ON THE TIME 100 OFTEN say one of the best parts of being on the list is the opportunity to meet in person the people who, in turn, influence them at the TIME 100 Gala, held this year on April 23 at Jazz at Lincoln Center. When Sandra Oh started to offer a toast, she was briefly distracted by the Speaker of the House. “Are you kidding me? Are you kidding me? Nancy Pelosi! I literally glanced this way, and this is who I see,” she said. “It’s fantastic.” And Dwayne Johnson later reflected on Instagram that he was glad to now be “best friends” with Glenn Close. “So much love and respect for her,” he wrote. “And thank you for calling me the ‘Beyoncé…

3 min.

GLOBAL AMBITIONS RE “PUTIN’S EMPIRE OF AUtocrats” [April 15]: I thoroughly enjoyed your article dealing with Russia’s and Putin’s tricky schemes. I think people in Central Europe have been aware of Russia’s ambitions and shadow handlings for a long time. My maternal grandmother, who was German, used to tell me that in the early 20th century, one of her grandmothers would often say: “There will be no peace on earth until the czar waters his horses in the Rhine River.” Christophe Gasztych,SAINTE-CROIX-EN-PLAINE, FRANCE I READ THIS ARTICLE WITH increasing awareness that if I crossed out Russia and inserted America it would read just as convincingly. How come the blind don’t see? Gordon Dempsey,UPPER HUTT, NEW ZEALAND YOUR GOOD, AND OMINOUS, piece made me wonder: What about the U.S.? What is Russia’s view of U.S. ambitions,…

7 min.
the u.s. watches, venezuela teeters

IN THE PREDAWN HOURS OF APRIL 30, THE contest for control of Venezuela once again appeared to be coming to a head. Juan Guaidó, the young reformer who claims the mantle of President, announced from inside a military base in the capital, Caracas, that he was taking charge. And nearby stood evidence that the security forces were finally falling in line: fellow opposition leader Leopoldo López, freed from house arrest, his guards apparently having defected. “At this moment, I am with the main military units of our armed forces, starting the final phase of Operation Liberty,” Guaidó said. He called on Venezuelans to gather in the streets to take power from Nicolás Maduro, who has sat in the presidential palace since 2013 but whose presidency has been deemed null and void…

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why are so many racehorses dying?

THE KENTUCKY DERBY, WHICH WILL BE run for the 145th time on May 4, is America’s oldest continuously held major sporting event. But this year, talk of mint juleps and Triple Crown dreams may be overshadowed by a disturbing spate of horse deaths, and by fresh calls for regulation. Since late December, nearly two dozen thoroughbreds have died racing or training at California’s Santa Anita Park alone, forcing a temporary shutdown. The cause of those deaths is unknown, though the county is investigating. But advocates see them as part of a larger problem: in 2018 in the U.S. and Canada, an average of almost 10 horses a week died or were euthanized within 72 hours of sustaining a catastrophic race injury. WHAT MAY BE HARMING HORSES Racing advocacy groups are calling for…