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Эдвард Сноуден о Трампе, конфиденциальности и угрозах демократии

  Full Interview: Edward Snowden On Trump, Privacy, And Threats To Democracy | The 11th Hour | MSNBC 6,554,370 views •Sep 17, 2019 72K5.5KSHARESAVE   MSNBC 2.98M subscribers SUBSCRIBE On the eve of his memoir ‘Permanent Record’ being published, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden talked at length from Moscow with MSNBC’s Brian Williams in an exclusive interview. This is their discussion in its entirety, edited down slightly for clarity. Aired on 9/17/2019. » Subscribe to MSNBC: MSNBC delivers breaking news, in-depth analysis of politics headlines, as well as commentary andRead More

The Atlantic: Пандемии оставляют нас навсегда измененными

Pandemics Leave Us Forever Altered What history can tell us about the long-term effects of the coronavirus June 2020 Issue Charles C. Mann Contributing writer at The Atlantic Doctors treat an influenza patient at the U.S. Naval Hospital in New Orleans during the 1918 pandemic. (MPI / Getty) In 2008 a young economist named Craig Garthwaite went looking for sick people. He found them in the National Health Interview Survey. Conducted annually by the U.S. Census Bureau since 1957, the NHIS is the oldest and biggest continuing effort to trackRead More

Китайская сделка о глобальном влиянии окупается

China’s Bargain on Global Influence Is Paying Off The U.S. gives more money than China to many international organizations. So why do they seem more sympathetic to Beijing? Kathy Gilsinan Shutterstock / The Atlantic This spring, President Donald Trump declared that he would halt U.S. funding for the World Health Organization, previously more than $400 million annually—and he announced this right in the midst of a global pandemic. A week later, Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged another $30 million—which would nowhere near make up for the shortfall (not to mentionRead More

Ultraviolet Zap Coronavirus

Scientists Consider Indoor Ultraviolet Light to Zap Coronavirus in the Air Some researchers hope a decades-old technology might get its moment and be deployed in stores, restaurants and schools. A patient room with an ultraviolet light, upper left, installed to zap pathogens. The practice, called upper-room ultraviolet germicidal irradiation, was first tested in the earlier half of the 20th century.Credit…UVResources Kenneth Chang As society tries to rebound from the coronavirus pandemic, some scientists hope a decades-old technology could zap pathogens out of the air in stores, restaurants and classrooms, potentially playingRead More

What Really Happened to Malaysia’s Missing Airplane?

Five years ago, the flight vanished into the Indian Ocean. Officials on land know more about why than they dare to say. Mendelsund & Munday Story by William Langewiesche 1. The Disappearance At 12:42 a.m. on the quiet, moonlit night of March 8, 2014, a Boeing 777-200ER operated by Malaysia Airlines took off from Kuala Lumpur and turned toward Beijing, climbing to its assigned cruising altitude of 35,000 feet. The designator for Malaysia Airlines is MH. The flight number was 370. Fariq Hamid, the first officer, was flying the airplane.Read More

Конец имперского президентства

By ceding control over the government’s pandemic response, Trump is allowing American governors to flex new muscles. Peter Nicholas  Kathy Gilsinan Shutterstock / The Atlantic Democrats have long feared that in a national crisis, President Donald Trump would seize the chance to stretch his powers and sweep aside constitutional restraints. Yet as the pandemic rages, Trump may be creating an unanticipated legacy: By ceding some control to the states, he’s allowing the nation’s governors to reacquire executive muscle that has withered in the age of the imperial presidency. However inadvertent,Read More

НЙ Таймс: Россия была готова отпраздновать славное прошлое

Russia Was Ready to Celebrate a Glorious Past. The Present Intervened. As the coronavirus began its inexorable march across the country’s 11 time zones, it robbed the capital of lives, and also its chance to come together over a shared victory. Military planes flying over an empty  Red Square in Moscow on Monday during a rehearsal for one of the few May 9 Victory Day events that remain. By Andrew Higgins Photographs by Sergey Ponomarev MOSCOW — As the coronavirus began its silent but relentless march on Moscow in February,Read More

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