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Newsweek International 06/07/2019

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the archives

1980 “Mount St. Helens blew its top last week with a blast comparable to the largest H-bomb ever tested,” Newsweek reported amid the frenzy. Stratospheric clouds of ash and a paralyzing blanket of gray soot shot from Washington state, enveloping cities, farms and highways as far east as Montana. The volcano continued to erupt until 1986, forming a lava dome more than 920 feet high. The initial nine-hour eruption, so staggering that witnesses spoke in biblical terms, would leave 57 dead, making it the nation’s worst volcanic explosion. It still holds that title. 1962 “Until the last minutes,” wrote Newsweek, “the globe-circling mission of Malcolm Scott Carpenter went off with ‘routine’ elegance.” The last 35 minutes, though, were harrowing, as the Mercury-Atlas 7 spacecraft went off course and the connection with Scott was…

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epidemic proportions

Health workers carry the coffin of an Ebola victim on May 16 in a densely populated region near the Ugandan border, where the number of people infected has steadily climbed. The Ebola outbreak began last August and is already the second worst in history, after the West African epidemic that killed 11,300 from 2014 to 2016. Despite an effective vaccine and major advances in treatment, health workers have struggled to fight the virus in a war zone. Armed militias have created a perilous security situation, locals mistrust responders, and misinformation flies. So far, Ebola has claimed the lives of more than 1,200 people in eastern Congo, a third of whom were children.…

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taking out syria’s nuclear potential

IN THE MIDDLE OF APRIL 2007, A SHORT, BALD and burly man with a limp and a cane walked into the West Wing of the White House. He carried a small briefcase with folders chaotically jutting out. The man showed his diplomatic passport. He was under the impression that he would be brought directly to the Oval Office for a private meeting with the president, but instead the guards were under orders to keep his name off the official visitor logs and clandestinely escort him to the office of national security adviser Stephen Hadley. Inside, two additional men were waiting: Hadley’s deputy, Elliott Abrams, and a surprise, Vice President Dick Cheney. The man the trio had gathered to meet was Meir Dagan, the renowned and feared head of the Mossad, Israel’s legendary…

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war game in the gulf

THE UNITED STATES IS WIDELY cited as the world’s foremost military power, but when it comes to asymmetrical warfare, the country has a spotty record. Infamous war games conducted nearly 17 years ago show that a maritime matchup against Iran would likely prove to be extremely deadly for the U.S. Navy. A new wave of tension between longtime foes Washington and Tehran emerged in early May with reports from U.S. officials that Iran was allegedly pursuing new missile activity off its shores. The Middle Eastern nation, meanwhile, prepared to commemorate the United States’ decision a year ago to pull out from the 2015 nuclear deal by stepping back from its own commitments to the historic agreement. Among the alleged threats were satellite photographs purporting to show small traditional sailing boats, known…

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the land of the rising profit

Japan has long been known to westerners as the ‘Land of the rising sun’, but such is the rapid growth of the country’s real estate market in recent times that some may suggest that it’s high-time to give this moniker a revamp. ‘Land of the rising profits’, perhaps? A whimsical suggestion, maybe, but the country’s property and construction boom however is certainly no joke. Not when you consider that at the end of Q1 2018, Tokyo surpassed London as the world’s busiest real estate market, with investment volumes surpassing $9.1 billion. So what’s behind the sector’s (quite literal) rise? Well, the country’s macroeconomic stability and strong governance have played a major role. But another contributing factor can be neatly summed up in three little words: The Olympic Games. Yes, Tokyo is set to…

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japanese real estate firms laying new foundations overseas

“To be successful overseas, we must think global but act local”Ryusei Kajiyama, President, Biken Techno Corp. “We became one of the first Japanese real estate companies to invest in Australia”Toshiyuki Sonobe, President, Daibiru Corp. In line with the revival of the domestic real estate market, Japanese firms have been aggressively investing abroad. In 2017, they poured some $3.5 billion into overseas real estate assets, 70 percent more than in 2016 and well over double the ten-year average up to 2016, according to a study by U.S. developer JLL. Meanwhile, Tokyo-based CBRE Research estimates that Japanese indirect outbound real estate investment could reach $15.3 billion a year in the coming years. So far, Japan’s largest players, such as Tokyu Land Group, Mitsui, Mitsubishi Estate and Mori Trust, have put a large part of…