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Time Magazine International November 25, 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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44 Issues

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3 min.
from the editor

Evolving influence WHEN WE FIRST PUBLISHED OUR TIME 100 LIST OF the world’s most influential people 15 years ago, it was dominated by individuals who rose through traditional power structures: heads of state, CEOs of public companies, actors from big-budget blockbusters, leaders of global foundations. What has been striking about more recent editions is the growing number of individuals who did not need an establishment to command international attention—people like the Parkland, Fla., students who mobilized against gun violence (in 2018) and the climate activist Greta Thunberg (in 2019). TIME has always been a barometer of influence—and the nature of influence is changing. “Over the last three years, the quiet rumblings of generational change have become a deafening roar,” my colleague Charlotte Alter writes in The Ones We’ve Been Waiting For: How…

1 min.
for the record

‘People make mistakes, it doesn’t mean that they can never be forgiven.’DARA KHOSROWSHAHI, Uber CEO, comparing Saudi Arabia’s role in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi to a car accident, to Axios on HBO on Nov. 10; he later said he misspoke‘It was a shrine or temple to us.’BURTON PRETTY ON TOP, Crow tribal adviser, on a 2,000-year-old bison killing ground damaged by coal mining, according to documents detailed on Nov. 9 by the Associated Press‘We now have a Leave alliance.’NIGEL FARAGE, announcing on Nov. 11 that his Brexit Party will not run against U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservatives in the Dec. 12 election‘TO UNDERMINE A PRESIDENT IS REALLY A VERY DANGEROUS THING.’NIKKI HALEY, former U.N. Ambassador, to CBS News on Nov. 11, on former Trump Administration officials who…

4 min.
adam sciff’s trial

REPRESENTATIVE ADAM SCHIFF, THE CHAIRMAN of the House Intelligence Committee, has the calm demeanor of a student who knows he’s ready for a big exam. On the evening before the first public impeachment hearings of the 21st century, the anticipation on Capitol Hill is palpable. As lawmakers hurry to vote, reporters trail them with questions about the next day’s drama. Key staffers from both parties have spent the day circulating talking points and making their case to the media. But Schiff, who has become the public face of the probe, is seated casually in one of the chairs strewn around a small, wood-paneled room off the floor of the House of Representatives. He’s “almost” finished writing his opening statement, he says, and he even hopes to get a little bit of…

2 min.
spain’s new far right rides nationalist wave to greater power

FOR 44 YEARS, FAR-RIGHT PARTIES WERE anathema in Spain, thanks to the memory of Francisco Franco’s fascist dictatorship. But after elections on Nov. 10, ultraconservative Vox became the third largest party in the country’s legislature. Center-left Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez hoped the election, Spain’s fourth in four years, would break a parliamentary deadlock. But voter fatigue and nationalist clashes over the semiautonomous Catalan region gave Vox a boost and further fragmented the legislature—leaving Sánchez little to celebrate. SURGE TO THE RIGHT Vox politicians entered Spain’s parliament for the first time only in April, but the party more than doubled its seats this round, winning 52. That leaves them behind only the main center-right People’s Party (PP), with 88, and Sánchez’s Socialists (PSOE), at 120. Vox resembles other hard-right parties that have…

1 min.
news ticker

Suit against gunmaker goes forward A lawsuit brought by relatives of the victims and a survivor of the 2012 Sandy Hook shooting, against Remington Arms, will proceed after the Supreme Court rejected a defense appeal on Nov. 12. A 2005 law has shielded gunmakers from suits over crimes involving their weapons. Violence escalates in Hong Kong Police warned that the rule of law in Hong Kong was “on the brink of collapse” Nov. 12, after a week in which one pro-democracy protester was shot by security forces and a pro-Beijing demonstrator was set on fire. Both were hospitalized. Pro-democracy protests in the territory have been ongoing for half a year. Bloomberg prepares to enter race On Nov. 8, former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg sent filings to join Alabama’s presidential primary, signaling an intention…

2 min.
has the cdc finally figured out what’s making vapers sick?

SINCE THE U.S. CENTERS FOR DISEASE Control and Prevention (CDC) first announced an outbreak of vaping-related lung diseases in August, the agency has faithfully provided updates as the number of people diagnosed with these illnesses ticks up and up, totaling 2,051 sicknesses and 39 deaths as of Nov. 5. But those reports have come with frustratingly few clues as to why vapers are getting sick and dying—until a breakthrough this month. “For the first time,” CDC principal deputy director Dr. Anne Schuchat said on a Nov. 8 call with reporters, “we have detected a potential toxin of concern: vitamin-E acetate.” The CDC previously found that most patients vaped products containing the marijuana compound THC, but it wasn’t clear why these formulas were making people sick. Oily vitamin-E acetate, which is sometimes added…