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What in the World? Weekly Quiz – May 24-30, 2021

A jetliner enroute from Greece to Lithuania was diverted over THIS country to permit the arrest of a journalist who has been a critic of the President, accused of election rigging. Roman Protasevich was detained in THIS country after the jet was diverted due to a supposed bomb scare and escorted by warplanes.
Poland
Latvia
Belarus
Ukraine
THIS country, home of a legally binding climate agreement signed in 2015, is in the process of passing a controversial climate law that would include banning short distance flights and limiting the amount of meat served at state-funded events.
Hungary
France
Brazil
Canada

Protests in THIS country started due to widespread dissatisfaction with a proposed tax bill that would have placed additional strain on workers during Covid-19. Thus far, more than 50 people, mostly in Bogota, have died as a result of violent interactions with police and military personnel sparking international calls for restraint.

Myanmar
Israel
Colombia
New Zealand

As the violence between Hamas and Israel approached the two-week mark, THIS country brokered a ceasefire agreement in order to end Israeli air strikes in Gaza and Hamas rocket attacks against Israel.

Egypt
Jordan
United Kingdom
Morocco

THIS country is cracking down on journalists reporting about the conflict in the Tigray region such as a New York Times reporter losing press credentials over human rights reporting.

Ethiopia
Colombia
Burkina Faso
Lebanon

Mount Nyiragongo erupted Saturday with little warning, consuming villages in THIS country with lava flows. At least 15 died and over 500 homes were destroyed – although the toll is as yet unknown – but the nearby city of Goma was spared from damage.

Indonesia
Guatemala
Rwanda
DR Congo

Forced evictions from THIS neighborhood recently sparked outrage across social media, accusing the governing authority of ethnic cleansing and resulting in wider violence.

Wang Burapha (Bangkok)
Chueca (Madrid)
Gigiri (Nairobi)
Sheikh Jarrah (Jerusalem)

What news organization is reviewing its governance in the wake of a report critical of a 1995 interview with Princess Diana?

British Broadcasting Corporation
Murdoch Broadcasting Corporation
EuroNews Network
The Telegraph Cable Corporation

Secretary Blinken slammed THIS country over militarization of THIS region and threatening to use force over vessels that did not comply with demands for permissions and maritime pilots.

China, South China Sea
Russia, Arctic
Yemen, Bab el Mandeb Strait
Turkey, Bosporus
Troops from Egypt arrived in Sudan for joint military exercises in response to THIS development that Cairo has called an existential threat.
The Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam that could restrict flow of the Blue Nile River.
Ethiopian military forces pursuing Tigrayan rebels into Sudanese territory.
A resurgence of Dufari separtists and the Sudan Revolutionary Front threatening Khartoum.
A threat from ISIS extremists to foul the Nile River watershed with biological agents.
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