***What in the World? Weekly Quiz – June 29-July 5, 2020***
The New York Times reported a blockbuster story this weekend, “United States intelligence officers and Special Operations forces in Afghanistan alerted their superiors as early as January to a suspected Russian plot to pay bounties to [THIS GROUP] to kill American troops in Afghanistan.”
Iran has requested help from Interpol with its arrest warrant for President Trump and 35 others involved in the killing of THIS Iranian leader in January.
Four gunmen from a Baloch separatist group launched a gun attack on the stock exchange in THIS South Asian port city that left at least seven dead.
David Howell Evans and Adam Clayton from THIS Irish rock band contributed $112 million to the “Impact Ireland” fund aimed at Irish companies producing “technology for good.”
Reports this month indicate global carbon dioxide levels are the highest in human history and the Washington Post categorized the impact as, “The specter of man-made climate change looms all the more ominously over a planet in the grips of a viral pandemic.” All of these EXCEPT this phenomenon are attributed to the resulting global climate change.
India’s clash with THIS neighbor, which resulted in 20 of its troops dead, has posed the difficult question of how to respond. India had already, as a result of the pandemic, been looking at a policy of "self-reliance" -- aatmanirbharta in Hindi.
An investigation by the AP in Xinjiang Provide in China, discovered a “demographic genocide” that involved “draconian measures to slash birth rates” among THIS Muslim group and other minorities.
Saudi officials said that “thousands” at most will attend this important religious event that usually hosts 2.5 million in Mecca and related sites.
Andrzej Duda, President of THIS nation, took the top spot in elections on Sunday but did not win a majority, forcing a run off with popular opposition candidate Rafal Trzaskowski. The Law and Justice party of Duda needs his reelection to press their conservative agenda, such as judicial reform that has brought them in conflict with the European Union.
China has retaliated to visa restrictions on its officials through reciprocal actions after Washington launched sanctions. The Trump Administration sought to punish China for its new national security law governing THIS semi-autonomous region.