1, Leaders of 21 APEC member states gathered in Da Nang city, Vietnam to discuss measures and orientations to boost their investment, free trade, and cooperation. The success of the APEC 2017 Economic Leaders’ Week, with the highlight of the APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting, continued to affirm APEC as a leading mechanism in fostering development, connections, and economic cooperation in the Asia Pacific region.

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2, Donald Trump took power as the 45th President of the United States. After that, he announced a number of external and internal orders and policies, especially the withdrawals from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the Paris Climate Agreement, and the United Nations Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the reduction of the number of immigrants, and the recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

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3, Crisis on the Korean Peninsula has been escalated after missile tests by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea while the US and the Republic of Korea continued to hold joint exercises.

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4, The 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) produced a blueprint for the country's future development until 2050.

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5, The Islamic State (IS) was defeated militarily in Iraq and Syria, marking a milestone in the fight against the group globally.

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6, Europe saw a wave of key 2017 elections in the Netherlands in March, France in April, and Germany in September.

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7, The Arab states of the Persian Gulf are in the grip of an unprecedented regional crisis as many regional countries announced diplomatic breaks with Qatar. The move is a reflection of long-running frustrations with the Qataris, who are considered, according to claims by the Saudis and Emiratis, to be supporters of terrorist groups and a being a too cordial partner with Iran, their regional archrival.

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8, A number of mass shootings across the world made the public worried that they might   fall victims of terrorist attacks.

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9, The UK Prime Minister Theresa May triggered a two-year countdown to the country’s exit from the European Union (Brexit).

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10, Super storms, like Noru, Harvey, and Irma, and Lan left behind heavy losses in human lives and property to Japan and the US.

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Translated by Van Hieu