What in the World? Weekly Quiz – May 4-10, 2020
The Chinese Ministry of State Security briefed top leaders including President Xi Jinping that global anti-China sentiment was at its highest since THIS event according to a Reuters exclusive report.
Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of THIS country extended a state of emergency to May 31 based on a steady rate of Covid-19 infections. Abe said, “May will be a month where we need to end this pandemic. It will also be a month where we will prepare for the next stage.”
A flotilla of American and British warships entered THIS BODY OF WATER for what they called maritime security operations in Arctic conditions. The four US Navy and one Royal Navy vessels were being tracked by Russia’s Northern Fleet.
Jacinda Arden, Prime Minister of ONE OF THESE TWO countries said she would participate in an emergency meeting with the cabinet of the OTHER OF THESE TWO countries, a move that signaled a so-called “Trans-Tasman bubble” for bilateral travel could be near.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday that “there’s enormous evidence” Covid-19 originated in THIS PLACE. On April 30, 2020 the Intelligence Community said it “concurs with the wide scientific consensus that the COVID-19 virus was not manmade or genetically modified,” and was continuing “to rigorously examine emerging information and intelligence to determine whether the outbreak began through contact with infected animals or if it was the result of an accident at” THIS PLACE.
Following several weeks of absence from public events and rumors of being near death THIS enigmatic leader returned in appearances on May Day.
The Israeli Supreme Court heard arguments against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s effort to form a governing coalition because of THIS.