Newsweek International

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Articles from May 14

An Arab in America
Sometimes I feel like part of a new experiment. I am an Arab-American, one of an estimated 2 million who are slowly becoming a recognized political and social force in the United States. Unlike many, I am not a new immigrant but rather the American-born...
A Smuggler's Story
With his blue blazer, neatly folded pocket square and clipped diction, Jonathan Tokeley-Parry seems every bit the "old-fashioned English gentleman" he considers himself. So it's a little surprising to learn that he's just been released after spending...
A Win for the Dismal Science
Do people procrastinate? Do they abuse drugs in ways that are obviously not in their long-term interest? Do people feel cheated, and retaliate, when their own generosity is met by pure greed and exploitation? In the 1960s, Irving Kristol acidly...
Blowing the Whistle
Standing trial in Hong Kong is a disorienting experience for 48-year- old Cheng Sui-wa. He cannot understand English, so he leans forward awkwardly to catch the whispers of his Mandarin interpreter. Both his defense attorney and the public prosecutor...
Can You Top This One?
Sorry says it best. But only if you really mean it. Everyone from popes to presidents is offering up apologies these days, some gritting their teeth or mumble-mouthing more than others. From sorrys that never were to the sorriest sorrys we're ever...
Facing Death on the Ice
In 1998, bitterly divorced and estranged from her children, Jerri Nielsen, 46, an Ohio doctor, went to the South Pole on a year's contract to care for 40 U.S. scientists and construction workers. There, she developed aggressive breast cancer. Using...
Getting out the Vote
When Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo swept into power on a wave of popular protest in January, elites in Manila and Washington breathed a sigh of relief. Here was a sober-minded leader--an economics professor, no less--who would restore stability to a country...
Hollywood Does Cannes
As the Cannes Film Festival organizers see it, "Moulin Rouge" was made for them. What could be more perfect for opening night than a big, splashy period musical based on France's famed Pigalle cabaret? Even better, screening the film would mean getting...
'I Don't Think It's Playtime'
Francesco Rutelli, 46, made his reputation as the popular and effective mayor of Rome in the 1990s. But his Paul Newman good looks didn't hurt when Italy's left-wing Olive Tree coalition went looking for a standard-bearer in this year's national elections....
Japan's Martha Stewart
Harumi Kurihara insists she is just an ordinary housewife. Seated in the tastefully decorated living room of her central Tokyo house, she grants an interview as several assistants quietly prepare lunch. At precisely noon, Kurihara stands up, walks...
Mexico's War over Taxes
In 1740, the story goes, father Juan Antonio de Vizarron, the Spanish viceroy in colonial Mexico, found refuge in the tiny hamlet of San Francisco Magu while he prepared his defense against accusations of treason. When the Spanish Crown finally dropped...
Perspectives
"We must seek security based on more than the grim premise that we can destroy those who seek to destroy us."U.S. President George W. Bush, on the need for a high-tech--and high-cost--missile-defense shield "I wrote a paper a long time ago and gave...
Saving the Antiquities
As far as the Taliban leaders are concerned, the best way to preserve Afghanistan's culture is to demolish antiquities that aren't Islamic-- including the two giant Buddhas of Bamiyan that they blasted to pieces in March. But while the hard-liners...
The E-Learning Boom
HIGH TECH The E-Learning Boom These days any business with an "E" in front of its name seems passe, but in Europe there's still at least one that has the spark of life. This is "e-learning," the use of technology to teach skills outside the classroom....
The Knight Errant
Silvio Berlusconi may be a media magnate, a billionaire, a target of endless probes and, quite possibly, Italy's next prime minister. But most of all, he's a "supersalesman," in the words of his leading political rival. And his favorite product is...
The Mountain Is Rumbling
Each spring, residents of Catania walk the Sicilian's town's narrow streets chanting prayers and touting relics of Saint Agatha, their patron saint and protectress against an eruption of Mount Etna. All the while, the mountain looms overhead, belching...
The Peacemaker with Blood on His Hands
He is an elected member of the new Northern Ireland Assembly and the province's [pound]75,000-a-year Education minister. With two office suites and a car and driver at his disposal, the high-school dropout and former butcher's apprentice runs a department...
The Son Also Surprises
You may soon be named heir apparent in one of the world's most reclusive, repressive and downright odd kingdoms--so what do you do for fun? When immigration officials at Tokyo's Narita airport took a look at the Dominican passport of a man named Pang...
Very Dangerous Liaisons
Two decades ago no one believed Lindy Chamberlain when she claimed a dingo had snatched her baby from a campsite in central Australia. She was vilified, convicted of murder and sentenced to life--before being released four years later, when the child's...
Vows and Prayers
After months of suspense, Mohammed Khatami ended all speculation last week. In a drab Tehran office, he filled out a standardized five-page form that included his "revolutionary credentials," like any other candidate for the June 8 vote. Then, as he...