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Time Magazine International October 14, 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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THE CLIMATE ISSUE THANK YOU FOR YOUR SPECIAL issue highlighting the need to act now against climate change [Sept. 23]. Politicians and governments generally prefer setting long-term climate goals instead of focusing on what should be accomplished by the end of next year. By postponing difficult decisions like banning or heavily taxing fossil fuels to a time when they are no longer in power, they are failing us, future generations and our planet.Martin Trafoier, SCHLANDERS, ITALY IF OUR CLIMATE COLLAPSES, no other problem is important. If voters continue to elect men like Trump and Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro, there is no hope. Not only because those men refuse to see the problem but because voters apparently don’t see it either. And the chance that all nations on earth will get together to solve…

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for the record

‘This means being a neighbor to all those who are mistreated and abandoned on the streets of our world.’POPE FRANCIS, unveiling a sculpture representing migrants and refugees, at the Vatican on Sept. 29‘I lost my mother and now I watch my wife falling victim to the same powerful forces.’PRINCE HARRY, announcing a lawsuit after a U.K. media company published a private letter of Meghan Markle’s‘TODAY IS NOT A CELEBRATION FOR US IN HONG KONG. TODAY, WE ARE MOURNING.’ALFRED, a protester in Hong Kong, on Oct. 1, the 70th anniversary of China’s Communist Party rule‘I think the gutsiest thing I’ve ever done, well, personally, [is] make the decision to stay in my marriage.’HILLARY CLINTON, promoting The Book of Gutsy Women, which she co-wrote with daughter Chelsea, on Good Morning America on…

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johnson rallies base as scandals loom

A LONG STANDING OVATION GREETED U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson as he appeared onstage in Manchester on the final day of the annual Conservative Party conference on Oct. 2. It was his first speech to his party membership as Prime Minister, and he brought the gusto his right-wing base has come to expect, pledging to deliver Brexit, reinvigorate the national economy and fire the leader of the opposition into orbit. But despite the adulation of loyal supporters here, Johnson’s future looks less certain than ever. He not only looks increasingly unable to make good on his promise to deliver Brexit by the Oct. 31 deadline, but also is in danger of losing political standing ahead of a seemingly inevitable early election because of two emerging scandals about his personal conduct while…

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as forever 21 files for bankruptcy, the ‘retail apocalypse’ marches on

AMERICAN MALL BEHEMOTH FOREVER 21 achieved massive success in the 2000s by selling inexpensive variations on the latest styles, and now its decline is a window into a different kind of trend. The chain, founded in 1984 by a couple who had immigrated to the U.S. from South Korea, declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Sept. 29. Forever 21 has said that it will terminate operations in 40 countries and close up to 350 stores worldwide, and that up to 178 of its 549 U.S. outlets will be liquidated. OUT OF STYLE Industry analysts see the store closings as a sign of shifting tastes on both sides of Forever 21’s business model. Some consumers have become less inclined toward the cheap, disposable clothing for which the retailer is known, turning instead to…

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Major floods devastate India Unusually late monsoon rains caused devastating floods in northern India, leading to the deaths of at least 100 people, officials said on Sept. 30. The monsoon—the most severe since 1994—left large areas underwater, forcing people to use lifeboats to escape their homes. Trump Admin cuts refugee quota President Trump on Sept. 26 limited the number of refugees who will be allowed to settle in the U.S. in the coming year to 18,000, down from 30,000 last year, prompting condemnation from human-rights advocates. The Obama Administration allowed up to 110,000 refugees to resettle in the U.S. in 2017. Morocco judgment sparks outrage A Moroccan judge on Sept. 30 sentenced journalist Hajar Raissouni and her fiancé to a year in prison, after they were found guilty of premarital sex and getting an abortion.…

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will a law permitting player payments ruin college sports?

ON SEPT. 30, AFTER CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR Gavin Newsom signed into law SB 206—a bill that allows the state’s college athletes to profit from their names, images and likenesses and to sign endorsement deals despite NCAA rules forbidding them—state lawmakers across America followed California’s lead. The Democratic leader of Florida’s house filed a bill mimicking California’s first-of-its-kind law, which goes into effect in 2023. So did a legislator in Illinois. Not even five hours after the California news broke, two Pennsylvania house members, Dan Miller and Ed Gainey, circulated a “Fair Pay to Play Act” of their own. “The future is starting in California,” Miller says. “It’s time to roll.” So far, the NCAA is refusing to embrace this sea change. The organization argues that a patchwork of state laws will bring…