From the 31st ASEAN Summit in the Philippines and Independence Day in Poland, to the Ledostav winter swimming festival in St. Petersburg and the 2017 MTV Europe Music Awards in London — take a look at this week's events in Sputnik's photo gallery.
Shanghai is undoubtedly a city of the future. This Chinese city is often described as the "showpiece" of the booming economy of the country’s mainland and is famous for its Lujiazui skyline, with most of its skyscrapers looking like a surreal sci-fi film set. Discover the financial and commercial heart of China in Sputnik’s photo gallery.
Take a glimpse at one of the world’s four major beauty pageants, which has just wrapped up in Tokyo.
The International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) mission was established by the United Nations Security Council and headed by NATO in December 2001. The initiative was aimed at training Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) and rebuilding state institutions. It also participated in the war against the Taliban.
The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum was established in 1989. Uniting the representatives of 21 Pacific Rim economies, it has served as one of the leading global platforms for discussing the issues of economic growth, trade, investment and international cooperation.
'World Order' is a documentary film produced for Russian TV which aired this December. Vladimir Putin was among those interviewed for the documentary. Sputnik presents the full version of the film with English subtitles.
Oleg Storchevoy, deputy head of Russia's national aviation regulator, held the briefing on Wednesday, October 14, in Moscow.
Muslims in Russia came out to celebrate Eid al-Fitr on Friday, with Moscow proving no exception. Tens of thousands gathered outside Moscow's Grand Mosque to celebrate the holiday, marking the end of Ramadan, with a drone capturing the celebrations from high in the sky.
The South Korean foreign intelligence service has reported that North Korea’s intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) program has hit a snag, as the communist country has run into difficulty developing reliable atmospheric re-entry technology that would allow their missile to return from Earth’s orbit.
Phone lines for the Norwegian police were slammed with 30 calls in a matter of minutes on November 16 as residents called to report a “white light in the sky,” a Norwegian county police official told The Local.
Roy Moore, a Republican politician campaigning to attain the vacant Alabama Senate seat left behind by Jeff Sessions, has found himself in hot water since the Washington Post published an expose on his alleged past habit of groping teenage girls.
If there are any intelligent extraterrestrials in the universe, they will be getting a message from humans years from now. Head of the organization that has sent a transmission to an exoplanet told Sputnik aliens that are capable of making their way to Earth, know humans exist already.
There are 44 crew members on board of the San Juan submarine.
China is likely to get rid of cash soon and become the global leader in digital payments by 2020. Speaking to Sputnik, Guo Tianyong, director of the Center of Banking at the Central University of Finance and Economics, explained how the country's backwardness in banking infrastructure has opened the door to mobile payment systems.
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