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19 сентября, 18:04

A Five-Letter Adjective Is Shaking Up Politics in Eastern Europe

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Macedonia is set to vote on a name change. The process is turning out to be surprisingly fraught—even drawing Russian interference.

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19 сентября, 17:47

A Surprising Finding About Refugees in Europe Amid a Political Reckoning

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A new Pew survey says a significant majority in several EU countries supports accepting more people fleeing violence.

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19 сентября, 17:02

South Korea May Have Just Helped Break a Nuclear Impasse

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As talks with Washington seemed to stall, Seoul created its own path with Pyongyang.

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18 сентября, 20:34

American Weirdness: Observations From an Expat

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The disorientation of coming home and buying toothpaste

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18 сентября, 19:14

Russia’s Tangled Syria Policy May Prove Unsustainable

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In the chaotic skies over Syria, one ally shot down a Russian plane, and Moscow blamed another.

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18 сентября, 13:00

What Would You Nominate as the Eighth Wonder of the World?

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Vanessa Hua, author, A River of StarsAngkor Wat is where my husband proposed to me at dawn, the sky rosy and golden over the spires reflected in the moat. With its stunning bas-reliefs and crumbling temples in eternal battle with banyan trees, the temple complex inspires awe and contemplation of the sweep of history and the atrocities of war.Lydia Kallipoliti, author, The Architecture of Closed WorldsFamous for getting the first humans to the moon, the Apollo 11 command module is astoundingly small and unrefined yet evinces our innate desire to reach uninhabitable territories.Gary Busey, actor and author, BuseyismsMount Rushmore is a miracle of art. The 60-foot granite sculpture, created by human beings dangling on swings from the top of a mountain, is a statement of the power and freedom of America.Don Coscarelli, director, Phantasm, and author, True IndieGodzilla—and I’m not talking about those anemic knockoffs from 1998 onward. Godzilla is the OG thunder lizard, born from undersea atomic testing, who lays waste to downtown Tokyo, breathes nuclear hellfire, and eats subway cars for breakfast. An entire generation of terrified kids can attest that this unholy monster definitively ranks as the eighth wonder of the world.Lynn Meskell, author, A Future in RuinsWhat remains of the Vijayanagara empire’s capital city—which is today called Hampi, in Karnataka, India—is a striking cultural landscape dominated by temples, shrines, bazaars, residential areas, and elaborate water systems that continues to inspire religious pilgrimage.Reader ResponsesChristian Miles, Hagåtña, GuamGraham RoumieuThe International Space Station is literally out of this world. To have figured out how to escape the confines of our planet, keep people alive in a vacuum, and maintain arguably the most complex workplace/living quarters is nothing short of staggering. Furthermore, in a time of seemingly constant tension and strife among countries, the ISS is an oasis of international partnership.Mary Lou Enlow, Seattle, Wash.The Chauvet Cave, in the Ardèche department of southern France, shows that more than 32,000 years ago, humans possessed the fine sensibilities needed to depict, using charcoal and ocher on cave walls, the vibrant animal life in their environment.Roger L. Albin, Ann Arbor, Mich.Any sewage-treatment plant. Our civilization depends on such quotidian but highly effective technologies: For the past 150 years, the provision of clean water has likely averted billions of premature deaths.Michael J. Van Essen, Mason City, IowaThe Sagrada Família basilica, in Barcelona, which was designed by Antoni Gaudí in the late 19th century. Still under construction, it is a magnificent realization of his surrealist vision that transcends the architectural conventions of its time.Robert A. Charnin, Stratford, Conn.Without the wonder of electricity, most of us would have no knowledge of the seven others.Pat Oleszko, New York, N.Y.The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, because it’s three times the size of France and we all made it.Graham RoumieuDan Fredricks, Janesville, Wis.The 2,000-year-old Terracotta Army, which contains nearly 8,000 life-size sculptures of soldiers guarding the first emperor of China.Michael Driver, Ichihara, JapanThe eighth wonder of the world is not a structure, but the modest coffee bean, without which civilization would be languid, unimaginative, and ambitionless.Want to see your name on this page? Email [email protected] with your response to the question for our December issue: Who is the most underrated superhero?

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18 сентября, 01:20

Another Blow Against Refugees

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The Trump administration is cutting to a record low the maximum number of refugees the U.S. will accept next year.

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17 сентября, 22:12

A Temporary Reprieve for Syria’s Last Rebel-Held Province

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Russia and Turkey agreed to create a buffer zone around Idlib, but a confrontation between the two powers still seems inevitable.

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17 сентября, 21:44

Photos: The Aftermath of Super Typhoon Mangkhut

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Images of the immediate effects of the monster storm in the Philippines, Hong Kong, and parts of southeastern China

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17 сентября, 15:00

The Tiny Blond Bible Teacher Taking on the Evangelical Political Machine

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Beth Moore grew her flock by teaching scripture to women—and being deferential to men. Now her outspokenness on sexism could cost her everything.

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17 сентября, 11:50

Putin Won’t Stop the Slaughter of Idlib

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As Assad begins an assault on Syria’s last rebel stronghold, the world has fooled itself into thinking Russia will intervene.

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16 сентября, 15:54

America Needs an Entirely New Foreign Policy for the Trump Age

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The bipartisan consensus is broken. And Democrats do their voters and their country a disservice by wedding themselves to GOP hawks.