"What in the World?" Weekly Quiz -- March 4-10, 2019
Tensions are in check between India and Pakistan following a week in which each side launched air strikes on the other nuclear-armed rival. The government of THIS Indian Prime Minister, in the face of May general elections, has cracked down on militants and activists especially in the disputed Kashmir region. The Prime Minister of India is:
President Emmanuele Macroncalled for THIS country and France to set aside the recent diplomatic spat for the good of Europe while warning about the dangers of nationalism. Macron who had recalled his ambassador from THIS country said, “There was a misunderstanding. The most recent upset is not serious as far as I am concerned and we must get over it.”
Although the President Trump-Chairman Kim summit in Hanoi failed to achieve progress on eliminating or reducing North Korean nuclear weapons the United States announced THIS.
The Chief Financial Officer of Chinese tech giant Huawei, Meng Wanzhou, is being held in THIS country awaiting extradition to the United States. This week she sued THIS government for damages based on the manner of her arrest.
U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton defended Trump Administration actions against the Maduro government in Venezuela by invoking this 19thcentury American principle, saying, “This is a country in our hemisphere,”adding, “It's been the objective of American presidents going back to Ronald Reagan to have a completely democratic hemisphere.”
This pilgrimage is the largest in the world attracting hundreds of millions to the confluence of three rivers, one considered divine.
THIS Middle East leader will be indicted on charges of bribery, fraud and breach of trust but remained defiant calling the case a “witch hunt.” The hearing on the charges is expected to come after the April 9 elections there.
The United States is expected to offer THIS concession in talks with Taliban leaders.
The son of a woman killed in a nerve agent attack a year ago said to be the work of the Russian Military Intelligence Service, or GRU, is urging President Vladimir Putin to hand over two suspects to police in his country for questioning. The attack targeted ex-Russian intelligence officer Sergei Skripal, but apparently fatally poisoned bystander Dawn Sturgess in THIS city.
Progress has been reported on a trade deal with China that could see the U.S. dropping all or most of its tariffs on Chinese goods in exchange for a number of concessions on the Chinese side. A deal would likely open the door for a late-March summit meeting between President Trump and THIS leader.