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    • Last update: 15:31 17.11.2017
      15:31 17.11.2017

      This Week in Pictures (November 11-17)

      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.

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    • People take a selfie against the backdrop of the Lujiazui skyline, seen from the Bund, across the Huangpu River
      Last update: 17:49 16.11.2017
      17:49 16.11.2017

      Futuristic Beauty of Shanghai

      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.

    • Carla Patricia Maldonado Simoni, representing Bolivia wearing a national dress, walks on the runway at the 57th Miss International Beauty Pageant in Tokyo, Japan November 14, 2017
      Last update: 19:56 15.11.2017
      19:56 15.11.2017

      Miss International 2017 Crowns New Beauty Queen in Japan

      Take a glimpse at one of the world’s four major beauty pageants, which has just wrapped up in Tokyo.



    • Sanctions
      Last update: 11:11 17.11.2017
      11:11 17.11.2017

      How Anti-Russia Sanctions Affect Global Trade

      Three years have passed since the US and the EU decided to impose sanctions on Russia over its alleged involvement in the Ukraine conflict. Russia has repeatedly denied the accusations.

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    • Afghan security forces keep watch at the site of an attack in Kabul, Afghanistan
      Last update: 21:25 10.11.2017
      21:25 10.11.2017

      Afghanistan After ISAF Deployment, 2001-2017

      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.

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    • 2017 APEC Forum
      Last update: 12:43 09.11.2017
      12:43 09.11.2017

      Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum

      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.

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    • Supercomputer Slump
      Last update: 23:06 15.11.2017
      23:06 15.11.2017

      Supercomputer Slump

      TOP500 recently revealed China has surpassed the US in their list of “fastest supercomputers in the world.”

    • East, West, Home’s Best
      Last update: 19:31 15.11.2017
      19:31 15.11.2017

      East, West, Home's Best

      It seems like former Lebanese PM Saad Hariri, who is allegedly being held with his family in Saudi Arabia, can only dream about home now.

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    • Emmanuel Van Damme
      Last update: 17:40 14.11.2017
      17:40 14.11.2017

      Emmanuel Van Damme

      French President Emmanuel Macron appears to be exhibiting impressive diplomatic flexibility as he calls for amending the nuclear deal with Tehran.



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