Newsweek International

Newsweek International is a consumer magazine covering general interest issues with editorial content. Newsweek Inc. publishes this periodical weekly. Fareed Zakaria is the Editor.

Articles from September 30

Breach of Faith
When Junichiro Koizumi visited Pyongyang last week, he was hoping in part to lessen the threat of nuclear weapons targeted at Japan. Yet after sealing landmark agreements that halted North Korea's missile tests and could open its secret-weapons labs...
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Drowning in the Oil Sea
The water-borne city appears through the helicopter window, dozens of oil platforms scattered across the shimmering blue Gulf of Mexico, smokestacks spitting fire. It was here, 50 miles from shore, that in 1976 a local fisherman named Gumercindo Cantarell...
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Film
DOLLS Takeshi Kitano's visually stunning new film was inspired by a 17th- century bunraku puppet play about forbidden love. The film tells the interweaving stories of three desperate, doomed couples. They include a fragile woman whose fiance abandons...
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Gergiev Goes Global
Sitting behind the desk in his St. Petersburg office, Valery Gergiev is talking about travel again. "Ah, Air France," he says, brandishing the latest addition to his collection of frequent-flier cards. "They brought it yesterday, but I haven't had...
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Heading to Battle
The Bush hard-liners were in an "I told you so" mood. As the White House was pulled into the multilateral machinery of the United Nations- -and Iraq threw a monkey wrench in the works by abruptly agreeing to U.N.inspections--the hawks of the Don Rumsfeld-Dick...
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Illiterate America
The young man thrust a paper at me, squinting into the sun. "Hey, man, can you tell me where this is?" I was a visitor to Detroit myself, but one glance at the scribbled address told me the answer to his question. I pointed at the street sign barely...
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International Periscope
Business Unseemly CEOs More accustomed to being praised than pilloried, Jack Welch tried to make the uproar over his perks-for-life retirement deal go away last week. In effect, he decided to give it all back (though he'll keep his $9 million...
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International Perspectives
"He will be dead, he will be in prison or he will be in exile." Former British prime minister John Major, on Saddam Hussein's likely fate after an allied attack on Iraq "I didn't compare the persons Bush and Hitler, but their methods." Herta...
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It's the Image, Stupid
Readers--and fans--of our back page took umbrage at the Aug. 19 Last Word, in which filmmaker Barry Levinson discussed a PR campaign to improve the U.S. image abroad. "You must be joking!" cried one; another said, "The perception is caused by foreign-policy...
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Learning from the East
When the German automaker BMW decided to build a new assembly plant for its 3 Series sedan, executives scouted 250 locations around the world. They considered sites in France and the Czech Republic, where lower wages and a friendly regulatory climate...
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Music
SANTANA The success of Santana's 1999 album, "Supernatural," was nothing short of a miracle. Since when does an aging rocker's comeback album knock Jay-Z off the charts, sell 25 million copies worldwide and become the sixth highest-selling album to...
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On the Move
It's called the "money exterminator." Every minute a giant robotic arm plucks two 100 Swiss-franc bills from a silver box and places them delicately in a shredder, which sends them into coiled heaps on the floor. Sponsored by the Swiss National Bank,...
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Stage
A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE Following in the footsteps of fellow Americans Gwyneth Paltrow and Nicole Kidman, Glenn Close makes her London stage debut in September, starring as fading Southern belle Blanche DuBois in Tennessee Williams's steamy classic...
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The Arts
AZTECS A meticulous reconstruction of the 14th-century Templo Mayor, perhaps the greatest of Aztec monuments, forms the heart of one of the most ambitious exhibitions ever staged at London's Royal Academy. More than 350 treasures, many seen for the...
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The Cracks in Castro's Wall
Lame-duck governor Jesse Ventura will represent the state of Minnesota, along with a couple of pigs and a herd of corporate executives. The North Dakota Farm Bureau will fly in a pair of 300-pound buffalo calves for the occasion, and a guy from the...
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The Fear Factor
Nobody has voted, so we've got an order to collect them," the Indian soldier explains. Nearby, seven Kashmiri men, eyes hard with what could be anger or fear, are squatting by the side of a narrow road that winds up a ridge in Indian-ruled Kashmir....
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The German Problem
"We don't know what Germany stands for anymore." --Senior British diplomat "We Germans still aren't sure of our place in the world, or where we'll end up." --Editor Georg Gafron of the Berlin tabloid BZ Remember the German question, a.k.a. the...
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The Phantom Flight
The story rattled bankers and diplomats around the world. Saudi investors, angry over the way their U.S. accounts had become targets of investigation since 9-11, were pulling billions of dollars out of America. By one account, which hit the front page...
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Tickled by Terror
A Northern Irish drug dealer hangs upside down from the ceiling, blood dripping from his toenails, two of which have just been peeled off by a Republican terrorist named Padraig. Nearly two hours later, the stage is littered with more gory body parts...
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