ZINIO logo
News & Politics
Time Magazine International

Time Magazine International November 4, 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.

Read More
United States
Meredith Corporation
44 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
from the editor

The power of optimism WHILE ONSTAGE AT OUR INAUGURAL TIME 100 Health Summit on Oct. 17, former U.S. President Bill Clinton shared an observation gleaned from attending his high school reunions (he’s only missed one in 55 years): Clinton’s classmates who fared best over the years are the ones who remain optimistic. Optimism—about better outcomes, technological advances and the future of care—is a major theme of this special issue of TIME, devoted to what we as a society can do to seize this incredible moment of possibility in health care. “Our world has never witnessed a time of greater promise for improving human health,” writes Dr. Francis S. Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health for the past decade, in opening this issue. Health is central to what we do at TIME.…

3 min.

TRUDEAU’S TUMBLE RE “IDENTITY CRISIS” [Oct. 7]: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appeared like a shooting star with his youth and good looks, so much that people seemed to expect too much of him. A series of economic and diplomatic mishandlings prove that his government is not capable, and the racial scandal from his youth is more evidence that he is not worthy of being Canada’s leader. Shuichi John Watanabe,OSAKA, JAPAN JUSTIN TRUDEAU IS BEING defined as a man by photos of him in high school and from 18 years ago. So, when do we start trolling through every other politician’s school years to see if decades ago they were espousing and upholding the same values that they preach today? This is a witch hunt to discredit a good politician and nothing more. Gary…

1 min.
making the world a healthier place

FOR THE INAUGURAL TIME 100 HEALTH SUMMIT, the prescription was: one former U.S. President; one former U.S. Vice President; three entertainers turned activists; assorted scientists, researchers, physicians, insurers and entrepreneurs; one sculptor; the commissioner of the National Basketball Association; and, finally, heads of the Department of Health and Human Services, the National Institutes of Health and the federal official who administers Medicaid and Medicare, overseeing a budget of $1.3 trillion. The result, which streamed live online on Oct. 17 from New York City, can also be glimpsed in these photos.…

1 min.
for the record

‘I never thought that this would be easy, but I thought it would be fair.’MEGHAN MARKLE, Duchess of Sussex, on British tabloid coverage of her marriage and pregnancy 2026 Year in which New York City’s notorious Rikers Island jail complex is set to close, after an Oct. 17 city council vote 720 Number of volunteers who will take part in Federal Aviation Administration tests to determine how packed planes affect evacuation time ‘I guess I’m the Meryl Streep of generals, and frankly that sounds pretty good to me.’JAMES MATTIS, former Secretary of Defense, in an Oct. 17 speech; President Trump called both Mattis and the Oscar-winning actor “overrated” 0.8 in. Amount by which part of California’s Garlock fault has slipped since a large earthquake in July, according to a study published Oct. 18 in Science Astrobiology An agency review…

4 min.
impeachment drains white house power

PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP IS SUPPOSED TO be the man who could shoot somebody in the middle of Fifth Avenue without losing any political support. But the threat of impeachment is constraining the President’s power in surprising ways. As defiant witnesses provide damning testimony in the House inquiry, Republicans are increasingly seeking shelter from unrelated scandals. The result—a spreading weakness in the West Wing—has driven increasingly erratic behavior by Trump, according to those close to him inside the White House and outside of government. Examples of Trump’s diminished power aren’t hard to find. A series of government officials have defied the White House’s Oct. 8 edict that the Administration would not comply with the impeachment inquiry. Most damaging so far was the Oct. 22 testimony of acting U.S. Ambassador to Kiev William…

4 min.
what elijah cummings left unfinished

EARLIER THIS YEAR, WHEN THE LATE REPRESENTATIVE Elijah Cummings was assessing new members for the House Oversight Committee, he met with New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a young politician whom many of his colleagues had dismissed as a showboat. Ocasio-Cortez remembers the elder statesman sizing her up. “He said, ‘I’m not here to play games,’” she told TIME. “‘I’m not here for people who aren’t serious about this work.’” Ocasio-Cortez assured Cummings that she was serious, and he took a chance on her, welcoming the freshman lawmaker to the committee. The interaction stuck in her mind. “The decisions we make [in Congress] are enormous, but they happen so quickly, and it’s easy for people to get lost in that,” she said. “He never did.” In an era defined by vitriol and division, Cummings,…