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World’s Top News Stories in 2017

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Here are some of the world’s top news stories in 2017:

January 2017

Istanbul Nightclub Attack

The world was shocked as we all heard about the Istanbul Nightclub attack on January 1 that killed about 39 people and dozens were wounded. The Islamic State or the ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack.

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Turkish police officers stand guard at the road that led to the Istanbul attack scene.

The Russian Influence During U.S. Elections in 2016 Scandal

On January 5, The Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, affirmed that Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered a campaign to influence the U.S. Election 2016 in favor of Donald Trump.

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President Donald Trump met with President Putin twice during the G-20 Summit. (photo credit: TIME Magazine)

The Volkswagen Emissions Cheating Scandal

On January 11, it was reported that there were 6 German citizens were convicted of Volkswagen emissions cheating in U.S. which first reported in 2015. The German auto giant was sued of maneuvering the in-car electronics so that vehicles would appear to meet the U.S. nitrogen oxide emission standards. Volkswagen agreed to plead guilty and paid $4.3 billion fine.

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(photo credit: The Independent)
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