***What in the World?" Weekly Quiz -- Jun 3-9, 2019***
The European Union held parliamentary elections over four days, with the highest voter turnout in two decades. THESE groups did surprising well, breaking with trends from past elections:
Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, Europe's youngest leader, added another distinction to his resume last week when THIS happened:
A British court has ordered former mayor of London and UK foreign secretary Boris Johnson, now a front-runner in the race to replace outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May, to face misconduct in public office charges because he did THIS:
As possible retaliation for increased tariffs and the blacklisting of telecommunications giant Huawei, Chinese media are suggesting a moratorium on export of THIS material to the U.S. A disruption in the supply of the material in question could impact several industries in the U.S., from defense to healthcare:
Israeli lawmakers voted this week to dissolve parliament. Current Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu just won the most recent elections in April, but must now stand in new elections, scheduled for September. What caused the dissolution of parliament, and the subsequent need for new elections?
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa's new cabinet is remarkable for THIS characteristic, a first in the nation's history:
Despite an unusually deadly climbing season on Mt. Everest that led to 11 fatalities and a viral photo of climbers waiting to reach the summit, the government of THIS nation has said it will not limit the number of climbing permits it issues:
Renewed grassroots efforts to legalize abortion in Argentina kicked off, with large-scale demonstrations in favor of a new bill making its way through the nation's Congress. Supporters in Argentina and elsewhere in the world—including Spanish actor Penelope Cruz and others at the Cannes film festival—use THIS color to show their support of the proposed legislation:
THIS famous tourist attraction in Paris shut down after staff walked off the job, citing overcrowding due to a 25% increase in the number of visitors:
Just after two attacks on mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, Australian teenager Will Connolly—aka "Egg Boy"—gained notoriety for cracking an egg on right-wing Australian senator Fraser Anning's head; Mr. Anning declared that the attacks had been caused by New Zealand's willingness to allow Muslim immigrants. Now a bit of a folk hero, Mr. Connolly was back in the news this week for which of the following reasons?