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"What in the World?" Weekly Quiz -- Nov 19-25, 2018

Officials delayed plans to begin repatriating some of the 700,000 Rohingya refugees from camps in Bangladesh to Myanmar because of THIS:

The U.N.-brokered deal between Myanmar and Bangladesh fell through
None of the 2,000 refugees initially approved for repatriation was willing to go
Heavy rains made transporting the refugees impossible
Many of the refugees will go to India, instead

After examining "multiple sources of intelligence," including phone conversations, a CIA report concluded that THIS person gave the order to murder journalist Jamal Khashoggi:

Saudi Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman
Khalid bin Salman, brother to the crown prince and Saudi Ambassador to the U.S.
Mohammad al-Otaibi, Saudi Consul General to Turkey
Saud al-Mojeb, Chief Saudi Prosecutor

UK Prime Minister Theresa May had a difficult week because of the unveiling of the long-awaited Brexit plan.  British lawmakers voiced such opposition to the plan that Dominic Raab, May's Brexit secretary, resigned.  THIS UK concession to the EU is sparking much of the opposition:


The decision to remain in the EU customs zone in order to avoid placing a border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland
The agreement to continue to allow EU-based fishing companies to operate in UK waters
The decision to make London a border-free, international city, in order to avoid losing many of the banks headquartered there
The decision not to force repatriation of EU nationals living in the UK

Officials in THIS Latin American nation announced that the San Juan, a submarine that went missing almost a year ago with 44 crew members on board, has been found in a deep Atlantic ravine:


The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops stunned many after it made THIS decision in the clergy sexual abuse scandal:


It called for defrocking all clergy found guilty, including any who helped cover up instances of abuse
It delayed taking any action at all, on order of the Vatican
It demanded that all guilty clergy be turned over to secular authorities for prosecution
It offered "religious rehabilitation" to all clergy found guilty of sexual abuse

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) accidentally revealed that it is preparing a criminal indictment against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, a situation which could have long-reaching consequences for the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.  How did the Department of Justice unintentionally reveal its plans?

The old-fashioned way: The information was leaked to the press by an anonymous source
WikiLeaks hacked into the DOJ system and posted documents
In an apparent case of failed "cut and paste," Assange's name appeared twice in a filing to keep a different case under seal
U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted about the Assange indictment
One protester died and over 200 were injured in France as hundreds of thousands of "yellow vest" protestors blocked roads and stopped traffic.  The "yellow vests," so called because of the safety vests they are required to wear while protesting, are angry with French President Emmanuel Macron over THIS legislation:
Restrictions on cars in all large cities
A new registration tax on all personal vehicles
A new tax on diesel, whose price has already risen 23% over the last few years
A new tax on all goods transported by truck in France

The Trump Administration's mission to get North Korea to denuclearize just became more difficult, as commercial satellite images revealed THIS:


New stores of enriched uranium scattered across the Hermit Kingdom
13 secret missile manufacturing sites, as yet undeclared by Pyongyang
Evidence that nuclear missiles are being tested within North Korea's borders
Evidence that large amounts of materials key to missile manufacture are entering North Korea through its border with Russia

In a case involving two rival cheese makers from THIS nation, the EU's High Court ruled this week that the taste of a food or beverage cannot be copyrighted:


The Netherlands

Jewels belonging to THIS former European queen were auctioned off by Sotheby's this week.  Much of the collection, including a pearl necklace that sold for a record $36 million, had not been seen in public for at least a century:

Catherine the Great of Russia
Catherine of Aragon
Victoria of England
Marie Antoinette of France
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