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Time Magazine International August 5, 2019

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SOMETHING’S MISSING RE “GAUDÍ’S GREAT TEMple” [July 8]: When I entered the Sagrada Familia seven years ago, I felt something bizarre, like emptiness or hollow air. In Japan, we believe that when shrines are being rebuilt, during the construction phase the deities do not reside inside. I hope that after the Sagrada Familia’s completion in 2026, people gathering there can feel the dignity inside. Minoru Umahashi, TOKYO MOST OF THE SAGRADA FAmilia looks like a foolish forgery of Antoni Gaudí’s architecture. If he came back to life and saw it now, he would immediately die of a heart attack. Jose Maria Caballero, MADRID TRUE BELIEVERS RE “THE EVANGELICAL REpublic of Fear” [July 8]: As an evangelical Christian of long experience, writing from England, I can say that Christians here have watched in horror and shame as…

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for the record

$20,000 Maximum award that customers affected by the 2017 Equifax data breach could receive for time and money spent remedying identity fraud, per a settlement announced on July 22 ‘I could win that war in a week.’DONALD TRUMP, U.S. President, claiming in the Oval Office on July 22 that “Afghanistan would be wiped off the face of the earth” if he pursued his unspecified plan to end the war there‘I won’t be intimidated. We continue to do our jobs.’ MARIA RESSA, editor of the news site Rappler and a 2018 TIME Person of the Year, ahead of a July 23 hearing opening the libel trial she faces in the Philippines; human-rights organizations have condemned the case as politically motivatedNADLER:‘DID YOU ACTUALLY TOTALLY EXONERATE THE PRESIDENT?’MUELLER:‘NO.’CHAIR OF THE HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE, NEW YORK…

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johnson gets keys to brexit britain

EXACTLY A WEEK BEFORE BORIS JOHNSON became Prime Minister of the U.K., he stood on a stage in London waving a smoked fish above his head. “I want you to consider this kipper,” Johnson told his crowd. British manufacturers of the traditional breakfast treat were having their postage costs unfairly pushed up by E.U. regulations, he said. After Brexit, such red tape would be a thing of the past. “We will,” he said, “get our mojo back.” It was classic Boris, as he is widely known—soaring rhetoric on a patriotic theme, delivered with an attention-grabbing stunt. That the rules governing kipper shipments are in fact set by the U.K., not the E.U., was also characteristic, given Johnson’s long history of putting compelling narratives ahead of facts. After years of his cultivating an aura…

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a violent turn in hong kong protests marks a dangerous new phase

MORE THAN SIX WEEKS AFTER THEY began, protests in Hong Kong show no sign of easing up. Sparked by a proposed extradition bill that would allow suspected criminals to be sent to face trial under China’s opaque legal system, the protests took a darker turn on July 19, when police seized a cache of explosives and weapons at a warehouse and arrested three men allegedly linked to the protest movement. Two days later, a group of masked men attacked civilians at a train station, injuring dozens. FAULT LINES The city has become increasingly polarized, as protesters say Beijing is eroding the autonomy Hong Kong maintains under the “one country, two systems” model. Hong Kong’s Beijing-appointed leader, Carrie Lam, has declared the extradition bill “dead” but has not officially withdrawn it. On…

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news ticker

Ukraine leader shores up power Servant of the People, the political party of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky—elected in April after becoming famous for playing a President on TV—comfortably won parliamentary elections on July 21, setting the stage for it to become the first party to secure a majority there since the fall of communism. Big Tech under antitrust review by DOJ The Department of Justice announced on July 23 that it is opening a broad antitrust review of large tech companies. The DOJ did not mention specific companies but said the inquiry would look into concerns about “search, social media and some retail services online.” Iran detains U.K.-flagged tanker On July 19, Iran seized a British-flagged oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz—the latest in a series of incidents in the Persian Gulf. Amid worsening…

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is this summer’s intense heat caused by climate change?

AS MILLIONS OF PEOPLE RECOVER FROM SWELTERing heat waves across the U.S. Midwest and East Coast, and with Europe facing a fresh round of high temperatures, this July is predicted to be the globe’s hottest on record. That comes on the heels of the hottest June. Heat waves aren’t new and weather isn’t the same as climate, but scientists say such extremes are expected to become more frequent—and that the pattern is the result of human-caused climate change. “Our climate is warming,” Ahira Sánchez-Lugo, a climatologist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, tells TIME. “We have a new normal, we are in a new warmer climate. Just in the 21st century, we’ve set a new global world temperature record five times.” Global temperatures are going up—and heat waves are getting more…