What in the World? Weekly Quiz - December 9-15, 2019
Three U.S. Navy personnel were killed and eight others wounded on Friday when a gunman began shooting in classrooms at the U.S. Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Florida. The shooter, who was killed by responding law enforcement officers, was affiliated with THIS organization.
Organizers said 800,000 protesters came out in Hong Kong to demonstrate against the Semi-Autonomous Region’s government. The protests, frequently violent, started in June in response to THIS.
“Kim Jong Un is too smart and has far too much to lose, everything actually, if he acts in a hostile way. He signed a strong Denuclearization Agreement with me,” said President Trump in response to THIS action taken by North Korea.
Boris Johnson is campaigning to win a majority for the Conservative Party in Thursdays election in the United Kingdom. Meanwhile his chief opponent, THIS leader of the Labour party is making the election about a massive economic reform program.
Sanna Marin was chosen by THIS Scandanavian country’s Social Democrat party to be the country’s youngest prime minister. The 34-year-old previously served as transportation minister.
The First Counsellor, a position like Prime Minister, of Myanmar is headed to the Hague to represent the country against charges of genocide in the case of the Rohingya Muslims. The First Counsellor – a Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, head of the National League and former political prisoner – is THIS leader.
Ukraine’s President will meet Russian President Vladimir Putin in Paris in talks aimed at ending the conflict between Ukrainians and Russian-backed rebels in the east of the country. The leaders of France and Germany will participate in the negotiations. The President of Ukraine is THIS leader.
Saad Hariri, who resigned in October when mass protests rocked THIS country has re-emerged as the leading candidate to take back his post as Prime Minister, a position that under THIS country’s power-sharing agreement must be a Sunni Muslim.