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Extra! TIME Magazine Unveils 100 Most Influential People

TIME Magazine revealed, as it does every year, its list of the 100 most influential people in the world, with five different covers. Kanye West was chosen as head of the “Titans,” in the same category as his wife, Kim Kardashian.

Representing the “Pioneers” is African-American ballet dancer Misty Copeland, accompanied by actresses Emma Watson and Reese Witherspoon.

The third cover shows Bradley Cooper in the “Artists” category along with Oscar nominees Richard Linklater, Julianne Moore and Christopher Nolan.

The category of the “Leaders” is represented by Jorge Ramos, Mexican-American journalist for Univision. Many political leaders appear on the list including Hillary Clinton, running for the presidency of the United States, and Jeb Bush, likely to be her opponent in the Republican Party.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg leads the “Icons” category as the first Jewish female to be an Associate on the Supreme Court of the United States. She stands alongside activists Malala Yousafzai and Pope Francis.

ABOUT THE SOURCE: TIME is a weekly founded in 1923 in New York, considered by many to have invented the "news magazine" format. It is currently the flagship title in the TIME INC. magazine group, the world's largest.

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FOCUS: Russia-Ukraine War

Will Winter Crack The Western Alliance In Ukraine?

Kyiv's troops are facing bitter cold and snow on the frontline, but the coming season also poses longer term political questions for Ukraine's allies. It may be now or never.

Ukraine soldier in winer firing a large canon with snow falling

Ukraine soldier firing a large cannon in winter.

Pierre Haski


PARIS — Weather is a weapon of war. And one place where that’s undoubtedly true right now is Ukraine. A record cold wave has gripped the country in recent days, with violent winds in the south that have cut off electricity of areas under both Russian and Ukrainian control. It's a nightmare for troops on the frontline, and survival itself is at stake, with supplies and movement cut off.

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This is the reality of winter warfare in this part of Europe, and important in both tactical and strategic terms. What Ukraine fears most in these circumstances are Russian missile or drone attacks on energy infrastructures, designed to plunge civilian populations into cold and darkness.

The Ukrainian General Staff took advantage of NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg's visit to Kyiv to ask the West to provide as many air defense systems as possible to protect these vital infrastructures. According to Kyiv, 90% of Russian missile launches are intercepted; but Ukraine claims that Moscow has received new weapon deliveries from North Korea and Iran, and has large amounts of stocks to strike Ukraine in the coming weeks.

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