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Time Magazine International October 7, 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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ATWOOD’S CAUTIONARY TALE RE “MARGARET ATWOOD Saw It All Coming” [Sept. 16]: In decades of reading TIME, I don’t think I’ve ever read a more disturbing, yet accurate, opinion than that of Margaret Atwood when she explained her perception of the sentiment of the Republican Party in the U.S. When a successful, learned and credible person sees one of the two major political parties allowing, and seeming to desire, the drift toward authoritarianism in preference to democracy, thinking citizens should be alarmed. With the President already campaigning for another term, an even more frightful scenario looms. Jim Pogorelc, HILLCREST, AUSTRALIA TO WIN, DON’T PLAY RE “AS TRADE WAR ESCAlates, Pocketbooks Suffer” [Sept. 16]: All thinkers know that a trade war has no winners. Two facts: One, it wasn’t China that created the U.S.-vs.-China trade…

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for the record

‘It’s an incredibly exciting time for New Zealand and its relationship with China—sorry, excuse me, with Japan.’JACINDA ARDERN, New Zealand’s Prime Minister, in Tokyo on Sept. 18 during her first official trip to Japan $353,000 Value of jewelry stolen in recent heists from apartments in Trump Tower in New York City ‘I want people to realize you’re never too broken to be fixed.’JONATHAN VAN NESS, Queer Eye star, in a New York Times interview about his memoir Over the Top, in which he opens up about living with HIV‘THE FUTURE DOES NOT BELONG TO GLOBALISTS. THE FUTURE BELONGS TO PATRIOTS.’DONALD TRUMP, U.S. President, in a speech at the U.N. General Assembly on Sept. 24‘The World Cup’s obviously incredible to win, but when we sort of all look back on it, it will be…

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will hong kong unrest spoil china’s big day?

THE STREETS ARE SWEPT, THE SOLDIERS rehearsed and the stealth drones ready to be put on display. As Beijing prepares to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China on Oct. 1, even the trade war will suspend hostilities, with the U.S. delaying additional tariffs. Yet one key birthday wish will not be granted: an end to the protests that have rocked semiautonomous Hong Kong for over three months. The unrest could reach a turning point come National Day, as China’s ruling Communist Party vows to let nothing spoil its big parade. What began in Hong Kong as a protest against a controversial bill has spawned a rebellion against the city’s political masters in Beijing. The bill that sparked the dissent, which would have allowed extradition…

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brexit chaos rises after a historic supreme court ruling against boris johnson

ON SEPT. 24, U.K. SUPREME COURT President Brenda Hale wore a large, spider-shaped brooch to announce that the court had found Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s suspension of Parliament “unlawful, void and of no effect.” Lawmakers returned to work the next day, three weeks earlier than planned, resuming their scrutiny of Johnson’s plans ahead of Britain’s scheduled exit from the E.U. on Oct. 31. And as Hale’s choice of jewelry became a viral hit, her words left Johnson even more entangled in a web of his own making. ROGUE DECISION On Aug. 28, Johnson announced plans to “prorogue” (or suspend) the sitting of both the upper and lower chambers of Parliament for five weeks. His plan was denounced by opposition lawmakers and many in his own party as a ploy to prevent…

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news ticker

States sue over auto-emission rules Twenty-three states sued the Trump Administration on Sept. 20 over its move to revoke California’s authority to set its own vehicle-emission standards. The suit is part of a larger battle over the Administration’s attempts to roll back environmental-protection rules. El Salvador signs migration deal As the Trump Administration pressures Latin American governments to curb migration, El Salvador—one of the region’s most violent countries—signed a deal on Sept. 20 that would allow the U.S. to send asylum seekers back there if they passed through the country en route to the U.S. border. Facebook shuts down apps Facebook has suspended tens of thousands of apps for infractions including privacy violations, the social network said on Sept. 20. The decision followed an internal investigation that began in 2018, after revelations that Cambridge Analytica…

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why is spain digging up the body of francisco franco?

FOR 44 YEARS, SPAIN’S FORMER DICTATOR Francisco Franco has shared a mausoleum with some 34,000 victims of the three-year civil war he started in 1936. Many of the dead who lie at the Valley of the Fallen, a sprawling monument outside Madrid, fought against his military overthrow of Spain’s democratic government and installation of a conservative Catholic autocracy. But his grave draws far-right sympathizers to the site, and each day a group of Franco supporters lays flowers there. That controversial situation will now end, after Spain’s Supreme Court, rejecting a legal challenge from Franco’s family, ruled Sept. 24 that the government of caretaker Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez may exhume Franco’s remains and rebury them in a public cemetery. The move comes after a long-simmering political battle that has divided Spaniards. “It really…