What in the World? Weekly Quiz – May 10-16, 2021
A bombing outside a girls high school in Kabul killed 68 and injured 165 in an attack that many see as a warning of intensification of attacks from the Taliban now that the United States will remove its combat forces from Afghanistan by THIS date.
Violent protests continued to spread across THIS South American nation and the UN and EU have asked President Ivan Duque to show restraint amid charges of excessive force. The protests stem from increasing inequality, vaccination distribution problems and worsening poverty due to Covid.
The Canadian military has been called to assist THIS province in dealing with a Covid surge driving infection rates to an all-time high. Premier Doug Ford has been heavily criticized for his handling of the pandemic, which included penalties for non-compliance with stay-at-home orders.
A technology battle is unfolding between United States and Chinese tech firms over who will control what millions of people in Africa can see, hear, read and say, according to USIP. THIS Chinese tech giant could change Africa’s mobile ecosystem with the release of its own mobile phone operating system.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken called for the inclusion of Taiwan in THIS body saying, “There is no reasonable justification for Taiwan’s continued exclusion from this forum.” He called on Director General Tedros Adhanom to invite Taipei’s participation.
An assessment of the Biden approach to North Korea suggests the Administration is ready to associate itself with and build upon the joint statement of President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un – pursuit of denuclearization -- at the June 2018 summit in THIS city.
National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan expressed “serious concerns” to his Israeli counterpart on Sunday over violent confrontations in Jerusalem resulting from THIS planned action.
The First Minister of THIS part of the United Kingdom, bolstered by parliamentary victories by her party, warned Prime Minister Boris Johnson that a referendum on independence was coming.