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 Vol. 156, No. 23, December 6

A Designer Boom amid the Bust
Byline: Jerry Guo Every street corner in New York these days, it seems, has a dry cleaner, pizza joint, dive bar, and neighborhood designer hotel. New York has hundreds of hotels, including at least 50 luxury properties. So why, over the past year,...
China's Disputed Paste
Byline: Isaac Stone Fish Of all the unfamiliar products in a Chinese supermarket, one of the most shocking to American visitors is a toothpaste featuring the logo of a minstrel singer in a top hat, flashing a white smile. Even more shocking: the...
From Clip and Save to Click and Save
Byline: Daniel Lyons In just two years, Groupon has become one of the fastest-growing companies on the Web. And it happened kind of by accident. Andrew Mason, the 30-year-old who started the company, built a Web site in 2007 called The Point, where...
'I See Palin and Think, Oh Dear'
Byline: Azriel James Relph Elizabeth May has been an environmental activist for 40 years. The lawyer, author, and grandmother served as the executive director of the Sierra Club of Canada from 1989 until 2006, when she became the leader of Canada's...
Mohammad Badie: A Voice in the Government
Byline: Babak Dehghanpisheh Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood is the biggest opposition group running in the country's parliamentary elections this week, but don't expect to see its name on the ballot: the movement is banned and its candidates run as independents....
Moscow's Liberal Thaw?
Byline: Owen Matthews Russian President Dmitry Medvedev's lofty rhetoric is at last coming true--to a point. The country's Federal Migration Service has announced an easing of the Soviet-style registration system that has kept many citizens from...
Mothering the Earth
Byline: Katie Baker Grassroots activists are showing women how to clean up the environment while empowering themselves. Last year, in the run-up to Copenhagen's climate summit, UNDP head and former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark outlined...
North Korea's New Hard Line
Byline: Jerry Guo The deadly attack on the South signals an extended period of aggression, due to a leadership shift in Pyongyang. North Korea's surprise attack last week on the South Korean outpost Yeonpyeong is sharply worrying not just because...
Renate Kunast: 'Germany Has to Lead'
Byline: Mike Giglio 'Developed countries can produce in a different way.' Widespread protests over Chancellor Angela Merkel's decision to extend the life span of the country's -nuclear-power plants have given another boost to the Greens, which...
The Green Cage
Byline: Katie Baker After the financial crisis, female leaders walk a fine line between economic recovery and green activism. In early 2007 the issue topping the global agenda was climate change. That January the topic dominated Davos, where...
The Triumphant Return of Hayek
Byline: Ruchir Sharma Last year the consensus opinion was that we are all Keynesians now. Virtually everyone in the commentariat believed that John Maynard Keynes's solution for the Great Depression--heavy government spending to resuscitate the...
'Women Can Contribute'
Byline: R. M. Schneiderman 'It is important for women to inform themselves.' More than three decades ago, Wangari Maathai came up with the idea of using economic incentives to encourage rural women and farmers to plant trees on their land to...