"What in the World? Weekly Quiz" - Sep 30 - Oct 6, 2019
The personal bodyguard of the King of Saudi Arabia, Gen Abdel Aziz al-Fagham was shot and killed in a personal dispute at a friend’s home in Jeddah. Who is the King of Saudi Arabia?
In the ongoing controversy around a whistleblower report alleging misconduct by President Trump, new reporting indicates that the President did THIS in the days before his conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
Spain’s Supreme Court has ruled that THIS can happen, settling an issue that has divided public opinion for decades. THIS was a key policy pledge of acting Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez and comes as Spain prepares for elections on November 10.
President Trump addressed the opening of the United Nations General Assembly this week and called out THESE people.
Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif proposed to augment the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, the Iran nuclear deal, from which President Trump withdrew in 2018 in exchange for a lift of sanctions. THIS could address Trump’s concerns about the sunset clauses in the JCPOA, which would have allowed Iran to eventually resume high levels of uranium enrichment.
Critics have accused Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi of defying diplomatic convention when he said “Abki baar Trump sarkar” (this time [a] Trump government) at a rally in Houston last week. Branded as THIS, the rally drew 50,000 members of the Indian diaspora and was part of a week-long visit culminating in Modi’s address to the UN General Assembly on Friday.
The UN Climate Action Summit, held in advance of the General Assembly opening featured all of these EXCEPT THIS.
All 11 judges on the UK Supreme Court agreed that THIS action by Prime Minister Boris Johnson violated the constitution and was seen as a setback to his political maneuvering in advance of the October 31st Brexit deadline.
Demonstrators in Hong Kong continued regular violent protests in the streets over the weekend as pro-democracy supporters marked the fifth anniversary of the birth of the “Umbrella Movement” and just days before THIS important event on the calendar for the People’s Republic of China, the target of Hong Konger protests.