***What in the World?" Weekly Quiz -- July 1-7, 2019***
After twenty years of talks, the European Union concluded its largest-ever trade deal with THIS trading bloc. The deal will save European companies an estimated 4 billion euros in trade duties each year, and cover 780 million people:
U.S. President Donald Trump made history by becoming the first sitting U.S. president to visit THIS country, despite the sometimes deep tensions between the two nations:
Much of Europe endured an intense heat wave, due in part to a high pressure that drew warm air up from northern Africa. France logged its highest temperature to date, 45.9C, prompting officials all over the country to open cooling rooms and check on the sick and elderly. What does 45.9C translate to on the Fahrenheit scale?
Béji Caïd Essebsi, the 92-year-old president of THIS country, has been hospitalized for the last two weeks. Mr. Essebsi, is the world's oldest sitting president, and the nation he leads is the only democracy to have emerged from the Arab Spring:
In the midst of a trade war with the United States, China is strengthening its trade ties with THIS nation, whose leaders met to sign a currency swap pact, discuss ways to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula, and set up $18 billion worth of trade deals:
49-year-old Ekrem Imamoglu is the new mayor of Turkey's capital, Istanbul, winning election by 90% of the vote. Which of the following makes Mr. Imamoglu's large margin of victory even more remarkable?
Russian President Vladimir Putin made waves at the G20 Summit in Osaka, Japan, after he declared that THIS was "obsolete":
Authorities in Iran seized 1,000 Bitcoin mining machines from two former factories after it was found that the crypto-currency facilities could have contributed to THIS:
Police and residents in the small German town of Ostritz decided to deter possible violence by neo-Nazis attending the Shield and Sword Music Festival by doing THIS:
July 1 is Canada Day, which commemorates the day in THIS year that the British North America Act took effect. This act united the Province of Canada, along with Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, into a single dominion within the British Empire called "Canada":