More than 300 gymnasts from 61 countries are taking part in the championship and competing for nine sets of medals.
Sputnik's weekly photo gallery presents a selection of pictures that capture the most significant and eye-catching events that happened across the globe during the past seven days.
This year, Russian circus art marks an important date - exactly 100 years ago all the circuses, like many other institutions, were nationalised. In 1929 the USSR became the first country in the world to operate a state-run circus training facility.
SPIEF is a major global platform for communication between business representatives and the discussion of crucial economic issues. This year, the forum is slated to take place from June 6-8. Last year's edition brought together around 17,000 participants from over 140 countries.
A massive fire broke out at the cathedral on the evening of 15 April, causing the collapse of the Notre Dame’s spire and two-thirds of its roof. The blaze was fully extinguished only on Tuesday morning. Though the inferno badly damaged the iconic church, the two main towers, relics and main works of art were saved.
NATO's operations began on March 24, 1999, and ended on June 10. The Serbian government estimates that about 2,500 people, including 89 children, were killed during the US-led bombing campaign.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s past deeds came back to haunt him on Wednesday after TIME Magazine presented the first of several images and clips of Trudeau altering the color of his skin to mock individuals of different backgrounds.
Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer took a page out of Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s political playbook and hit the “Dancing With the Stars” stage last night to begin his hopeful quest for the coveted mirror ball trophy.
During the House Republican Conference Retreat Dinner in Baltimore, Maryland, US President Donald Trump decided to let his audience in on why his skin has such an orange glow: energy-efficient light bulbs (apparently)!
It's a well-known fact that unlike cats, dogs are very good swimmers and won't hesitate to take any opportunity to get their paws wet.
The US state of Florida is known to be home to many alligators, and while the internet is full of videos of the reptiles creating trouble and disruption, this short clip is more shocking than most.
The head of France's National Front and left-wing leader Jean-Luc Melenchon were both booed away from the protest against anti-Semitism, which took place in Paris after the brutal murder of an 85-year-old Holocaust survivor.