"What in the World?" Weekly Quiz -- September 16-22, 2018
As attention in the United States was focused on Hurricane Florence’s drenching of the Carolinas this tropical cyclone, called the “King of Storms” by the China Meteorological Administration, devastated the Philippines and began a march across southeast China.
The White House is expected to announce THIS action in coming days as the confrontation between Washington and Beijing continues to play out.
The next major diplomatic effort to move the needle on Korean Peninsula nuclear weapons talks will happen on Tuesday with THIS meeting.
THIS leader in the French far-right returned to the political stage after last year’s decisive loss of the presidency to Emmanuel Macron to call for European populists to unite for next year’s round of European elections against liberal parties.
Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki signed a peace agreement with this leader – the second peace accord signed since July – in a ceremony hosted by Saudi Arabia’s King Salman on Sunday. The neighboring countries fought a war between 1998 and 2000 and remained at odds.
The White House warned Iran it would “respond swiftly and decisively” to attacks by Tehran’s proxies against U.S. facilities following attacks against American diplomatic compounds in THIS country.
Macedonians came out in thousands in ITS capital over the weekend to rally in advance of a historic referendum. The Sept. 30 vote will decide on support for NATO and European Union membership and a change of the country’s name to North Macedonia – as prescribed in an agreement with Greece. The marchers were in THIS city.
Map Time. Which country does NOT have a border with Myanmar (Burma)?
Last week “Vostok 2018” showcased Russian military might – its largest military exercise since Cold-War era training in 1981 – and featured its cooperation with THIS country.
THIS United States official threatened the International Criminal Court in a speech last week in which he said, “The United States will use any means necessary to protect our citizens and those of our allies from unjust prosecution by this illegitimate court."