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Time Magazine International September 30, 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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GREAT, WHILE THEY LAST RE “THE WORLD’S 100 Greatest Places” [Sept. 2–9]: TIME does a great job reporting on the news that matters, including the steady destruction of the planet by climate change caused by carbon emissions. But we need journalists to be responsible in helping the public make connections between our choices (especially leisure choices) and their consequences. Luxury cruises to remote and fragile places will hasten the day when it will be harder for TIME to find 100 great places left in the world.Teresa Dickinson, ROCKVILLE, MD. TIPS FOR LIFE RE “LIVING ON TIPS” [Sept. 2–9]: The article didn’t state the obvious: American business owners have bullied the public into taking responsibility for paying their staff a decent living wage. They should be ashamed of themselves. Compare that with Australia, where…

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for the record

‘The madder Hulk gets, the stronger Hulk gets.’BORIS JOHNSON, U.K. Prime Minister, in a Mail on Sunday interview published on Sept. 14, on his determination to take his country out of the E.U. next month 190 million Distance, in miles, to a newly discovered comet, at its closest approach to Earth; scientists believe it may be the second interstellar object ever observed in our solar system 14 days Jail sentence handed down to Felicity Huffman on Sept. 13; the actor admitted in May to paying $15,000 in 2017 to have her older daughter’s SAT answers doctored ‘I did this for my human soul. For myself. I wanted to practice and compete with freedom, with peace of mind.’SAEID MOLLAEI, Iranian judo champion, in an AP interview published Sept. 16, after refusing a government directive to throw…

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iran gets tough, and trump seeks a deal

AS PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP WEIGHED how to respond to a Sept. 14 drone and missile attack on Saudi oil facilities, which temporarily cut the kingdom’s output in half and roiled markets, he had several options. One, U.S. officials briefed on the White House deliberations tell TIME, was familiar: a Pentagon plan to bomb Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps targets on Persian Gulf islands. Trump was offered that plan after the Iranians shot down a U.S. Navy drone on June 20, and top advisers recommended he act on it then, but he turned it down, the officials say. A second option was quite different. In recent weeks, Trump had pressed aides to arrange for him to talk to Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly in New York…

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with the far right out of power in italy, the e.u. edges toward migration reform

AFTER SIX DAYS AT SEA ON SEPT. 14, THE Ocean Viking sailed into port carrying 82 asylum seekers. It was the first rescue ship to dock in Italy since Matteo Salvini, one of Europe’s most fervent antimigrant politicians, lost his job as Interior Minister. He had shut Italian ports to rescue ships like the Ocean Viking, but his coalition government collapsed in August over the direction of migration policy. On Sept. 10 a new coalition took office without his far-right League party. “This is the end of Salvini’s propaganda,” a new minister tweeted. DEADLY PASSAGE After becoming Interior Minister in June 2018, Salvini threatened fines of up to €1 million and human-smuggling charges for captains who defied his migrant-entry ban. It had the desired effect: arrivals have fallen to around 6,200…

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Forest fires spread across Indonesia Forest fires burned across the islands of Borneo and Sumatra on Sept. 17, disrupting flights and choking nearby cities with air pollution. The fires—the worst in years, thanks to a long dry season—threaten the habitats of endangered species including orangutans. Trump repeals clean-water regulation The Trump Administration announced the repeal of the Waters of the United States rule on Sept. 12. The Obama-era rule, the latest of many environmental regulations reversed or weakened under Trump, limited the use of environmentally damaging chemicals near bodies of water like wetlands and streams. Snowden: ‘I want to come home’ Edward Snowden, who has been living in Russia since revealing details of NSA surveillance in 2013, said he wants to come back to the U.S. but doesn’t believe he’d get a fair trial. On…

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what will purdue's bankruptcy filling do to opioid lawsuits?

WHEN PURDUE PHARMA ANNOUNCED ON Sept. 15 that it had reached a possible settlement in a major federal case involving America’s opioid crisis, the embattled pharmaceutical company shared other news too: that as part of the proposed deal, it had filed for bankruptcy. But those announcements are unlikely to spell a resolution for the lawsuits facing Purdue, which is accused of contributing to the public-health crisis by using deceptive marketing practices to promote its prescription painkiller OxyContin. Purdue has been sued in various courts over OxyContin, but central to the new developments is one major federal case before an Ohio judge, involving some 1,600 consolidated lawsuits from across the country. The company—which did not admit to any wrongdoing—said in a statement that it had reached the possible settlement with members of…