November 20, 2017.
==News of the Day==ncmfsgdkdhfkfrfkvcjcjnxjxjcjfjfijfmgjg.dcxnxxgsuer dhhdddsgxchxckvFjfaulz honcho gjjg
- Salvator Mundi (pictured), generally attributed to Leonardo da Vinci, sells at auction for US$450.3 million, a new record for an artwork.
- Zimbabwe National Army troops seize control of Harare and place President Robert Mugabe under house arrest.
- Borut Pahor is re-elected President of Slovenia.
- An earthquake strikes the border between Iraq and Iran, killing at least 540 people and injuring more than 8,000 others.
- The Paradise Papers—more than 13 million financial documents relating to offshore investment—are leaked.
Article of the Day
The Beograd class consisted of three destroyers built for the Royal Yugoslav Navy in the late 1930s, to a French design. Beograd was constructed in France, and Zagreb and Ljubljana were built in the Kingdom of Yugoslavia. During the German-led Axis invasion of Yugoslavia in April 1941, Zagreb was scuttled to prevent its capture, and the other two were seized by the Italians. The Royal Italian Navy operated the two captured ships as convoy escorts between Italy, the Aegean Sea and North Africa. One was lost in the Gulf of Tunis in April 1943; the other was seized by the Germans in September 1943 after the Italian surrender, and was operated by the German Navy. There are conflicting reports about the fate of the last ship, but it was lost in the final weeks of the war. In 1967, a French film was made about the scuttling of Zagreb. In 1973, the President of Yugoslavia and wartime Partisan leader Josip Broz Tito awarded the Order of the People's Hero posthumously to the two officers who scuttled Zagreb. (Full article...)