As 2018 quickly approaches, Sputnik sums up the results of 2017.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - President Donald Trump’s style, rhetoric and internal policies during his first year in office have fuelled unrest abroad and deepened political divisions at home while provoking a war with the US mainstream media.
MOSCOW (Sputnik), Valentina Shvartsman - In 2017, the jihadist terrorism in Europe has taken a new shape, as a wave of vehicle rampages and stabbing massacres hit not only Europe’s largest cities, such as Stockholm, Manchester, London, Barcelona and Paris, but also its once quiet and peaceful towns, such as Finland’s Turku.
MOSCOW (Sputnik), Anastasia Dmitrieva - OPEC and their non-OPEC allies, led by Saudi Arabia and Russia, have succeeded this year in setting in motion the process of rebalancing the oil market, with crude prices increasing and inventories returning to the five-year average despite the US boosting shale oil production.
MOSCOW (Sputnik), Tommy Yang - North Korea made significant progress in its nuclear arms program in 2017, firing a wide range of ballistic missiles and successfully testing its most powerful nuclear bomb in September after US President Donald Trump’s ramped up his harsh rhetoric.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Referendums on secession and obtaining greater autonomy from central governments have this year been held in Spain’s autonomous community of Catalonia, Iraqi Kurdistan, and Italy’s Lombardy and Veneto regions.