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Time Magazine International December 2, 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 WALL, TORN DOWN RE “IN 1989, THE WORLD Chose Peace” [Nov. 11]: The true desire for arms reduction and world peace that Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev showed in the 1980s has always struck me as one of the most inspiring efforts of bilateral diplomacy. With the Kremlin hoping that Trump would favor a more pro-Russian foreign policy, its interference in the 2016 U.S. election seems reasonable and even somewhat logical. But Trump failed many of us, and he must have disappointed Putin too. Let us hope that in 2020, Americans choose a new leader who resumes dialogue and recognizes Russia before it spins out of control, as Gorbachev wrote, “for the sake of the future.” Cathrine Lagerberg,OSLO GORBACHEV COMES ACROSS as compassionate and credits the Russian people for understanding that Germany…

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‘I think that young women are always treated differently in politics.’LAUREN UNDERWOOD, U.S. Representative, at the TIME 100 Next gala Nov. 14, on former Representative Katie Hill’s decision to resign after admitting to an inappropriate relationship‘We are no longer interested in such talks that bring nothing to us.’KIM KYE GWAN, North Korean diplomat, on Nov. 18, in response to President Trump’s apparent offer of another nuclear summit‘I’ve been ready for three years. I’ve been denied for three years.’COLIN KAEPERNICK, quarterback, after canceling an NFL-backed workout event and holding one of his own on Nov. 16; he hasn’t played in the NFL since 2016‘WE FOLLOWED THE PRESIDENT’S ORDERS.’GORDON SONDLAND, E.U. ambassador, in his Nov. 20 House impeachment-hearing testimony on why he and other Trump Administration officials worked with the President’s personal…

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a siege in hong kong heralds a new phase

FOR ALMOST SIX MONTHS, THE UNREST IN Hong Kong has followed a rhythm. On weekends, the Chinese-ruled enclave would convulse with pro-democracy protests. During the workweek, the acrid haze of tear gas would clear and life moved on, though the revolutionary graffiti haranguing the Communist Party of China lingered. But in November, the struggle took a sudden and dangerous new turn. After a student demonstrator died on Nov. 8 of complications from a fall during a protest, the weekly schedule surrendered to daily urban warfare. The demonstrators say normality cannot be restored. “We can’t just protest on the weekends anymore,” says Ezoe, a 20-year-old medical student. “If we are going to win this fight, people need to stop their jobs. The government needs to see the economy will hurt.” The latest escalation…

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iran goes dark as riots surge over gas-price hike

ON NOV. 16, IN A BID TO QUELL RIOTING that broke out after Iran’s state oil company announced fuel-price hikes, Iranian authorities implemented a near total Internet blackout. The shutdown makes it difficult to gauge the scale of unrest, but Amnesty International says at least 106 protesters have been killed, and Iran’s semiofficial Fars News Agency has reported that more than 1,000 people have been arrested. Videos smuggled out of the country show torched municipal buildings and abandoned cars blocking highways, as Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei blames the riots on external forces trying to “sabotage” Iran. DOMESTIC DISCONTENT U.S. sanctions imposed since May 2017 have crippled Iran’s economy, led to food shortages and fueled anger at the country’s leadership. On Nov. 15, the National Iranian Oil Co. raised gas prices…

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Prince retreats over Epstein friendship Britain’s Prince Andrew announced on Nov. 20 that he was stepping back from royal duties “for the foreseeable future,” four days after a BBC interview in which he defended his relationship with Jeffrey Epstein. He said his links to Epstein had become “a major disruption” to the royals. Syracuse reels after racist incidents New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said Nov. 19 that Syracuse University needs to do more to address a string of racist incidents on campus, including graffiti as well as slurs yelled at students. Two days earlier, the school announced that a donor had provided $50,000 in reward money for information on who is responsible. Sweden drops Assange rape investigation On Nov. 19, Swedish prosecutors dropped an investigation into a rape allegation from 2010 against WikiLeaks founder Julian…

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why are democrats attacking pete buttigieg?

STAFFERS ON COMPETING DEMOCRATIC campaigns have quietly snarked about South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg for months. They’ve called him Sneaky Pete or Mayor McKinsey because of his ties to the business community or Cream of Pete because he’s so Midwestern white. But now that the millennial mayor has surged to first place in Iowa—a Nov. 16 Des Moines Register poll had 25% of likely caucusgoers listing him as their first choice, leading Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden by roughly 10 points—all that once private griping is going public. In recent weeks, high-ranking Democrats have openly attacked Buttigieg as having a flimsy résumé, uncool fan base and lack of support among voters of color and being insufficiently progressive. The most repeated point of criticism is Buttigieg’s relative inexperience, especially…