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Time Magazine International February 10, 2020

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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WHAT YOU SAID ABOUT … YOUTHQUAKE Readers of all ages learned something from Charlotte Alter’s Feb. 3 story on millennial leaders changing America. Ryan Dailey, a Chatham, N.J., high school senior and self-described political moderate, wrote, “I may not agree with many of the ideas that the millennial Democrats have, but now I have a better understanding of why they believe what they believe.” Cindy Haynes in Bedford, Mass., was so hopeful she “cried with joy,” but Peter Graber in Elkhart, Ind., argued that corporations have the real power to make change. Karl Kettler of Stockton, N.J., said every generation changes the world in its own way, and readers like Barbara Albin of Normal, Ill., cautioned against generalizing about boomers. “Some of us are not as selfish as others of our…

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for the record

‘Why did you remove me from the photo? I was part of the group!’VANESSA NAKATE, Ugandan climate activist, in a Jan. 24 tweet, after being cropped out of an Associated Press photo of climate activists—among whom she was the only person of color—in Davos, Switzerland; the news agency apologized Carpool lanes Arizona police cited a man for driving in the HOV lane with a fake skeleton as a passenger Traffic lights A group of Florida friends went viral with a video of themselves playing Uno at a long red light ‘IS NOTHING SACRED?’GEORGE TAKEI, actor, on the Jan. 24 unveiling of the U.S. military’s new Space Force seal and its similarity to the insignia of Star Trek’s fictional Starfleet Command 97,112 Number of gallons of red wine that spilled into a creek from a winery in Sonoma…

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john bolton tests the gop’s fealty to trump

JOHN BOLTON IS NOBODY’S IDEA OF A LEFTIST. For the better part of three decades, Donald Trump’s former National Security Adviser has been a leading voice for hawkish American foreign policy, arguing for military intervention, railing against treaties and personifying the hard right wing of the Republican Party. So it was a sign of just how fraught Trump’s impeachment trial had become in its second week when the President’s defenders on cable TV began labeling Bolton a “tool for the left” and suggested he was selling out decades of unwavering ideology for personal enrichment. The short version of how Bolton became the Trumpists’ bête noire is simple. After months of hinting that he had information to share, Bolton announced on Jan. 6 that he would testify at Trump’s Senate impeachment trial…

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britain sides with china in technology cold war

IN THE BATTLE OVER THE NEXT GENERAtion of telecommunications, China is winning. On Jan. 28, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson decided not to ban hardware made by the market-leading Chinese firm Huawei as the U.K. builds out its infrastructure for 5G wireless technology. The choice was a blow to the Trump Administration, which has waged a monthslong campaign to persuade allies to shun Huawei—and just lost its closest ally. SENSITIVE TOPIC Although Johnson needs a post-Brexit trade deal with the U.S., he also promised voters a revolution in Internet speed and coverage. His decision not to ban Huawei—despite warnings of the risk of spying by Beijing—reflects the importance states are placing on the competitive advantage in Internet infrastructure. Huawei is to be limited to a maximum 35% role in the periphery…

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news ticker

Billions of locusts swarm East Africa Kenya is suffering its worst locust plague in 70 years, as an insect infestation sweeps across farmland, destroying crops meant to feed millions of people. The U.N. warned that the locust population could grow up to 500 times after March rains unless pesticides are quickly deployed. States sue over 3-D-printed-gun rule Twenty states and Washington, D.C., filed a lawsuit against the Trump Administration on Jan. 23 over a federal rule change they say will allow schematics for 3-D-printed guns to be posted online—where, critics argue, they could be used by anyone to make untraceable weapons. Lawyer: Prince not helping Epstein probe The U.S. Attorney looking into possible sex trafficking by associates of Jeffrey Epstein accused the U.K.’s Prince Andrew on Jan. 27 of offering “zero cooperation” to the investigation,…

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at weinstein trial, drama gives way to ‘rape myths’

HARVEY WEINSTEIN’S NEW YORK CITY RAPE and sexual-assault trial opened in dramatic fashion. Lines formed before dawn outside the lower-Manhattan courthouse. Protesters bellowed for justice for Weinstein’s accusers. A list of possible witnesses promised potential jurors a glimpse of Hollywood A-listers. But as testimony in the former Miramax chief’s trial entered its second week, something other than celebrity took center stage: the myths surrounding sexual assault, including society’s assumptions about victim behavior. And while Judge James Burke insisted at the start that this case would not be “a referendum on the #MeToo movement,” the issues that came to the fore as a result of that movement have dominated much of the testimony. “The idea that women respond to sexual assault by screaming, yelling, punching, biting—although that happens, it’s rare,” forensic psychiatrist Barbara…