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Time Magazine International August 19, 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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4 min.
we have a choice

LAST YEAR, WE PUT FIVE SURVIVORS OF THE MASSACRE at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., on the cover of TIME, with the word ENOUGH emblazoned across the image. Determining the cover is always a team discussion, and in the course of it, some in our newsroom urged that we not use that word. How to determine what exactly is enough? Wasn’t it enough at Columbine? At Virginia Tech? At Fort Hood? Won’t it be enough when, sure as night follows day, the next massacre occurs? We all have our measures of how obscenely normalized domestic terror has become. At TIME, one is how frequently we have felt compelled to devote our cover to the subject. In my own less than two years in this job, we’ve run seven…

2 min.
for the record

‘To those who want to use xenophobia for political goals, we take the path of fraternity.’IVÁN DUQUE, President of Colombia, announcing on Aug. 5 that babies born to Venezuelan refugees in the country from August 2015 to August 2021 would receive citizenship‘The Boy Scouts don’t protect children.’STEWART EISENBERG, a lawyer representing a man who filed a lawsuit against the Boy Scouts of America on Aug. 6, alleging he was sexually abused hundreds of times as a Boy Scout in Pennsylvania in the 1970s; the Boy Scouts have said the organization responds “aggressively and effectively to reports of sexual abuse” $23,000 Amount of cash in a shoebox that an Oregon man accidentally put into recycling; after the man contacted the sorting company, the shoebox—and almost all the money—was discovered at a Northern California…

5 min.
india takes kashmir, but loses kashmiris

ON THE SUNNY, CLOUDLESS MORNING WHEN Imaad Tariq was born in Kashmir, most of his family had no idea. “Nobody knows that my wife delivered a baby boy,” says Tariq Ahmad Sheikh, at the hospital on Aug. 6, a day later. “We couldn’t inform family, nor is anyone able to reach here.” In the early hours of Aug. 5, the Indian government shut down the Internet as well as landline and cell networks in Kashmir, as part of an unprecedented bid for greater control of the disputed Himalayan territory, which both Pakistan and India claim and over which they have gone to war three times. Some 7 million people in the region were left with no way to contact the outside world, as the government closed schools, banned public meetings and…

2 min.
new freedoms for women in saudi arabia draw cheers - and doubt

SAUDI ARABIA HAS ANNOUNCED SWEEPing reforms to its system of wilayah, or guardianship—a jumble of regulations that dictate what women can and can’t do on their own, and that Human Rights Watch has said constitute “the most significant impediment to realizing women’s rights in the country.” The publication of the new laws on Aug. 2 prompted exuberant memes from Saudi women on social media, even as activists who have agitated for changes to the system remain in jail or on trial. IN CONTROL On July 31, Saudi Arabia’s Council of Ministers approved new regulations indicating that women over the age of 21 will soon be able to obtain passports without requiring a close male relative’s permission. The reforms, which Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the U.S., Princess Reema bint Bandar, called “history…

2 min.
news ticker

North Korea nets billions in cybercrime North Korea has earned as much as $2 billion through large-scale cyberattacks on banks and cryptocurrency exchanges, per a report to the U.N. leaked on Aug. 5. The report said the funds were being channeled to the country’s weapons-of-mass-destruction programs. Texas GOP Reps plan to retire Texas Congressman Kenny Marchant said on Aug. 5 that he’ll retire from the House of Representatives next year. As once conservative suburban districts have become more contested in the era of Donald Trump, he brings the number of Texas Republicans who say they won’t run in 2020 to four—and GOP Representatives overall to 11. New Zealand proposes abortion bill New Zealand’s government unveiled a new bill on Aug. 5 that would decriminalize abortion in the generally socially liberal country. Those seeking the procedure…

3 min.
the season of ‘flight shame’ takes off

AS THE TRAIN FOR BERLIN PULLED OUT OF Malmo station in southern Sweden on a sweltering July afternoon, the atmosphere among the six strangers seated in car 104 was almost festive. It’s unlikely their cheerfulness was sparked by the close quarters, replete with faded velour seats, or by the 13-hour adventure ahead. Perhaps instead it sprang from a shared mission. “I felt guilty when we flew to Barcelona for our last holiday,” student Cathrine Hellberg said to nods all around. “I feel a little proud now to be taking the train.” This is the season of flygskam (flight shame) and its counterpart tagskryt (train bragging). You don’t have to be teen climate activist Greta Thunberg—who is crossing the Atlantic by sailboat in August—to be among the growing number of Europeans eager…