"What in the World? Weekly Quiz" - Sep 2-8, 2019
The violent pro-democracy protests continued into a fourth month with little room for compromise between the government of Chief Executive Carrie Lam and demonstrators in Hong Kong. The current political structure in Hong Kong derived from THIS:
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Zarif made a surprise appearance at the G-7 meeting last week at the invitation of THIS host of the summit.
A citizenship list published in THIS country has had the effect of stripping citizenship from 1.9 million citizens in the state of Assam.
A military judge set a date of January 11, 2021 for the trial of THIS 9/11 attacks mastermind and four other Al Qaeda defendants.
French President Emmanuel Macron used the G-7 summit platform last week to blast THIS Brazilian leader over the fires and deforestation of the Amazon rain forest calling it an international issues and warning, ““we cannot allow you to destroy everything.”
As the United Kingdom comes within 60 days of a deadline for exiting the European Union (Brexit) the new British Prime Minister Boris Johnson launched THIS political move.
The U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation involved in peace talks with the Taliban in Qatar delivered a draft U.S.-Taliban agreement to Afghan officials. THIS American diplomat, formerly US Ambassador to Afghanistan and US Ambassador to the United Nations, who heads the talks met with sidelined Afghan President Ghani to discuss the prospects for final agreement with the Taliban.
John Bolton, who has opposed a diplomatic solution to the war against the Taliban in Afghanistan was not invited to a key meeting on the current negotiations signaling his influence in THIS position was waning.
The usually punctual Pope Francis showed up late for his weekly Vatican balcony prayer to a crowd assembled in St. Peter’s Square due to THIS.