What in the World Weekly Quiz - Mar 9-15, 2020
THIS country has reported a massive jump in deaths from the COVID-19 coronavirus, with a 50% surge over the weekend giving it the second highest toll from the disease. This surge has lead the country to lock down a broad swath of its industrial northern region and prevent the free movement of roughly 16 million people.
Over the weekend, mainland China reported THIS for the second straight day. As COVID-19 spreads to new regions and countries, Chinese authorities are keeping an eye on possible infections arriving from abroad.
At the U.N.’s International Women’s Day observance, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called THIS “the biggest human rights challenge we face.”
Violent confrontations, including the deployment of riot police and the burning of refugee centers, have resulted from an amassing of migrants at the Greek border amidst THIS geopolitical stand-off.
The trial of four men begins this week in the Netherlands for their role in THIS. The four suspects are unlikely to take part in the trial because Russia and Ukraine do not extradite their citizens, but the court has prepared to accept testimony from them by video link.
Results from Israel’s elections last week, particularly THIS occurrence, have extended the country’s year-long political deadlock. The volatility comes as Israel prepares for the March 17 start to Prime Minister Netanyahu’s trial on corruption charges.
Regional and international officials have condemned THIS latest action by North Korea, which follows just days after the country threatened “momentous action” in protest of outside condemnation over earlier live-fire exercises.