***What in the World?" Weekly Quiz -- July 8-14, 2019***
Your “What in the World? Weekly Quiz” crew extends a big hat tip to the U.S. Women’s National Team for their thrilling victory in the 2019 World Cup, their fourth championship. WHO did they defeat 2-0 on Sunday for the title?
A spokesman for the Government of Iran said the country was poised to do THIS in response to Washington’s abandonment of the 2015 “nuclear deal” and increased threats of military confrontation in the Gulf region.
Whale hunts resumed after a 30-year hiatus in THIS country that heavily subsidizes the industry which is seen as having more cultural appeal than economic sense.
The parents of THIS American filed a claim last week asserting ownership of a North Korean vessel, the 17,000 ton “Wise Honest,” seized and held by U.S. authorities for transporting coal in violation of sanctions. They previously won a lawsuit for $500 million against the Government of North Korea as a result of the death of THIS student following 15 months of detention and alleged torture.
This milestone reached on Sunday is hoped to open up the economic potential of 55 African nations. According to Egyptian President and African Union Chairman Abdel Fattah al- Sisi, “The success of [THIS] will be the real test to achieve the economic growth that will turn our people’s dream of welfare and quality of life into a reality.”
Five people were hospitalized in Pamplona, Spain, after being gored by at the opening bull run in THIS event.
Iran threatened the United Kingdom with attacks against British shipping in response to THIS action.
Attacks against rebel holdouts in Idlib, Syria, the last bastion of anti-Assad forces, over the past two months have killed over 500 civilians and wounded more than 2,000. The Syrian Network for Human Rights reported last week that THESE forces were “deliberately targeting civilians with a record number of medical facilities bombed.”
The opposition to Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro agreed to meet government representatives for talks mediated by Norway in Barbados as the challenge to Maduro’s legitimacy drags on. THIS National Assembly leader invoked the constitution in January to claim his position as head of government, a move recognized by more than 50 nations and strongly backed by the United States.
Leaked memos from THIS American ally revealed its ambassador to the United States reported unflattering assessments of President Trump from at least 2017 to present including phrases such as, “dysfun