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. 17, October 25

Breaking the Law
Byline: Owen Matthews Why Russia fetes its criminals. In some countries it's cool to be an outlaw. In Monte-negro, for instance, members of a local diamond-heist gang known as the Pink Panthers are local heroes for ripping off posh Western jewelers....
China on My Mind
Byline: Alexandra A. Seno In his latest film, Under the Hawthorn Tree, Chinese director Zhang Yimou explores a story of young love in 1970s rural China. The movie, which opened the prestigious Pusan International Film Festival last week, features...
Google in Prime Time
Byline: Daniel Lyons For the past few years, tech companies have been trying to find a way to bring the Internet and television together, without much success. Sure, there are lots of little boxes you can attach to your TV that let you download...
Helping out with a Text
Byline: Azriel Relph Two hours after January's earthquake struck Haiti, a texting donation campaign, "Text HAITI to 90999," was up and running. After three days the effort had raised $5 million for the Red Cross, and "Text" and "90999" were in the...
How Russia Lost Its Mojo
Byline: Ruchir Sharma While economic growth in most emerging markets has returned to levels that prevailed during the boom years of 2003 to 2007, Russia is struggling to shrug off the "new normal" ball and chain. Two years after the global financial...
Khaled Meshaal: 'Resistance Is the Real Option'
Byline: Babak Dehghanpisheh and Ranya Kadri Few figures in the Middle East incite controversy like Khaled Meshaal, the 54-year-old leader of Hamas. To many Palestinians, Meshaal embodies justified, radical nationalism. Israelis, meanwhile, consider...
Sergio Fajardo: 'Close the Door to Drug Wars'
Byline: Mike Giglio Violence is on the rise again in Colombia, especially in cities, even as the military continues its gains against the guerrilla insurgency. Murder rates in Medellin--while still a far cry from their 1990s peak--have tripled in...
Strait Tensions Still Hot
Byline: Isaac Stone Fish China's recent belligerence toward Japan has worried its neighbors, including Taiwan, which the mainland regards as a prodigal son. China has been drawing Taiwan closer with improved trade links, and the June signing of...
The Minister as Muse
Byline: Sonia Kolesnikov-Jessop As Singapore's first prime minister, Lee Kuan Yew, reflects on his mortality, artists are experimenting with his image in their work. The vibrant watercolor shows a gaming table with three playing cards, each depicting...
Up the Coast with a Paddle
Byline: Sana Butler A waiter from a local restaurant walks around the docks in the small medieval fishing village of Zaton Bay, just outside Dubrovnik's Old Town. Holding a spear on his shoulder, he is looking for an octopus in the shallow waters...