***What in the World?" Weekly Quiz -- July 22-28, 2019***
Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy seized THIS vessel Friday in response to British seizure of a tanker carrying a load of Iranian oil to market near Gibraltar two weeks ago. THIS ship was taken by IRGCN forces to the port of Bandar Abbas near the Strait of Hormuz.
U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton heads to Asia this week as ongoing trade disputes between THESE two countries threatens global supplies of smartphones and memory chips.
The World Health Organization has declared the recent outbreak of THIS disease in Democratic Republic of Congo to be a “public health emergency of international concern,” the highest level of alarm that the WHO can sound.
Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven has reiterated the independence of Sweden’s judicial system after President Trump raised awareness of THIS celebrity’s detention in that country, offering to personally vouch for their bail.
Tensions are mounting in the Strait of Hormuz after the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) seized a British-flagged oil tanker traveling through these strategic waters. Roughly THIS PERCENTAGE of global oil production passes through this narrow passage connecting the Persian Gulf to the Gulf of Oman.
The Pakistani Prime Minister arrives at the White House this week for his first visit in office amid tensions in the US-Pakistani relationship. Though Pakistan has been an important ally in the US war on terrorism since 2001, THIS new president has accused the Trump administration of “making Pakistan a scapegoat for their failures,” after Trump used Twitter to call Pakistan, “Just one of many countries that take from the United States without giving anything in return.”
Citing “a heightened risk of terrorism against aviation,” THESE two European airlines abruptly halted flights to Cairo, Egypt this weekend.
As Hong Kong’s anti-extradition protestors return to the streets to denounce ‘escalating’ police brutality, they have called for all of the following EXCEPT THIS.
In a bid to meet its ambitious goal of 100% green energy by 2020, Kenya has launched THIS, Africa’s largest such renewable energy project. It is expected to increase the country’s electricity supply by 13%, and at a cost of $700m, it is the largest private investment in Kenyan history.
Over the weekend, an international crew composed from NASA, the European Space Agency, and Russia’s Roscosmos did THIS, marking the 50thanniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.