Newsweek International

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Articles from March 8

A One-Way Ticket; Fed Up with Political and Economic Restrictions, Iranian Expat Workers Are among the Least Likely in the World to Return Home
Byline: Babak Dehghanpisheh Not every country benefits when workers go abroad in search of jobs. Each year approximately 200,000 Iranians, many of them highly educated, leave the country for the United States, Canada, Europe and Australia. The International...
Bad to Worse; Hard Times Give Birth to Dark Humor-And Much Angst
Byline: Stefan Theil Usually, Germany's lenten carnival season means nonstop parties and good-natured cheer. This year, however, joking and laughing has turned into derision and scoffs. In the parades that wound their way through the Rhineland last...
Brain Gain; Sending Workers Abroad Doesn't Mean Squandering Minds. for Many Countries, Diaspora Talent Is the Key to Success
Byline: Mac Margolis, With Sudip Mazumdar, Craig Simons, Kim Gurney, Maureen Chigbo, Liat Radcliffe and Jaime Cunningham Toxoplasmosis is a nasty disease. Left untreated, it can cause birth defects, miscarriages, even blindness. So in January 2002,...
Business: Korea Goes Bust; the Asia-Wide Spread of Credit-Card Culture Is Going Disastrously Wrong in Only One Country, South Korea, Which Faces Its Second Debt Crisis in Five Years
Byline: B. J. Lee Cho Gyung Hee says she sold her soul for a toothbrush. One summer day in 2000 the 30-year-old mother of two sons was accosted on a Seoul street by recruiters who offered her a free electric toothbrush if she would sign up for a...
Fear Factor; the Island's Election Is Still Anybody's Race. but for the Once-Dominant KMT, the Stakes Couldn't Be Higher
Byline: George Wehrfritz and Tim Culpan The Kuomintang's message in Taiwan's upcoming presidential election is more cautionary than inspirational. A vote for the once-dominant party, dramatically tossed from power just four years ago, is a vote...
Interview: Double Loyalties; Historian Simon Schama May Be Better Known in His Native England, but He Prefers Living and Working in a Bigger Pond
Byline: Susan H. Greenberg British-born historian Simon Schama, 59, came to America in 1979. Currently a professor at New York's Columbia University and art critic for The New Yorker, Schama is also working on a television adaptation of his three-volume...
Looking for a Real Leader; When It Comes to Talent at the Top, Indonesians Have to Wait
Byline: Joe Cochrane, With Peter Jannsen When she was appointed regent of the central Java district of Kebuman four years ago, Rustriningsih did a very unusual thing for an Indonesian official: she refused to take bribes. Instead, the 36-year-old,...
Nothing to Hide, Nothing to Fear; Europeans Stand to Lose More of Their Privacy and Civil Liberties Than Americans
Byline: Jeffrey Rosen, Rosen is the author of "The Naked Crowd: Reclaiming Security and Freedom in an Anxious Age." The United States is now leading Europe and the rest of the world into a new age of surveillance. In the wake of 9/11, America has...
Olympic Insecurity; the Athens Games Will Be the Biggest-And Most Expensive-Peacetime Security Operation Ever. It's Not on Schedule
Byline: Melinda Liu and Toula Vlahou, With Melissa Roberts in Sydney It's less than half a year before the Summer Games--and the security folks are jumpy. Police in a neighboring country just busted a gang of illegal immigrants who had maps and...
Periscope
Byline: Adam Piore, Dan Ephron, Melinda Liu and Sarah Schafer, Frank Brown, Michael Hastings, Yasmine Mohseni, Rebecca Sinderbrand, Lindsey Gerdes, Lorraine Ali, Jennifer Barrett ESPIONAGE Listen Up, Everyone There was outrage at the United...
Perspectives
Byline: Quotation sources from top to bottom: The Washington Post, BBC, Reuters, Mainichi Daily News, Reuters, New York Daily News, Variety, New York Times "No way, Jose." Haitian opposition leader Guy Philippe, on whether his forces would allow...
Sheik Al-Hakim; 'Nothing Is Cast in Stone'
Byline: Rod Nordland Ayatollahs, like popes, do not give press interviews. But they do want to be heard. Grand Ayatollah Muhammed Hussein Saeed al-Hakim is one of Iraq's top four ayatollahs, who make up the howza , the supreme religious authority...
Taking A Closer Look; Governments the World over Are Watching Citizens like Never before. but Are We Any Safer for It?
Byline: Fred Guterl And William Underhill, With Jonathan Adams, Karen Breslau, Barbie Nadeau, Sarah Schafer, Stefan Theil and Eric Pape John Daugman will tell you that his most significant inventions are devices that help unscramble brain signals,...
The Art of Tea; Move over, Latte Fans. Tea Drinkers Can Be Just as Pretentious. but $50 for a Single Cup?
Byline: Alexandra A. Seno Rowin Tsang is perched on a wooden stool in the dim light of Hong Kong's Ngan Ki Heung Tea Co. store, taking careful notes. She is listening to a lecture in Cantonese by Wong Hon-kin, a tea specialist with the mystical...
The Diva Is a Porn Star!
Byline: Michael Meyer Years ago, when I lived in Berlin, I looked forward to an annual rite of spring. Each May Day, skinheads in the gritty Kreuzberg district would arise to celebrate the workers' holiday. If the weather was warm and fine, they'd...
Tip Sheet
Byline: Ginanne Brownell, Jaime Cunningham STYLE The Art Of The Craft By Ginanne Brownell If there was ever any question that crafts had arrived, it disappeared last year when the cross-dressing London-based potter Grayson Perry won Britain's...