***"What in the World?" Weekly Quiz -- Jan 21-27, 2019***
After failing to get approval for the Brexit deal in the British Parliament PM Theresa May did not rule out an extension of the process set in motion under THIS arrangement.
The Arab Economic and Social Development summit in Beirut called on global support to repatriate many of the 5.6 million Syrians who have fled their homes mainly to Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt and Iraq. WHICH country does not share a land border with Syria?
London’s Brexit mess has produced frustrations that resulted in UK Prime Minister May’s office warning against THIS prospect.
THIS country’s President signed a decree this week loosening restrictions on gun ownership. There are an estimated 600,000 registered guns, but millions are smuggled illegally throughout the country. A pollster reports that 61% of citizens think guns should be outlawed as they represent a threat to human life.
Al-Shabab, a militant group based in Somalia and linked to al-Qaeda, has asserted responsibility for an attack that killed at least 21 people at a luxury hotel compound in Nairobi, Kenya. THIS was the reason cited.
The prospects for talks between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe about giving some portion of THESE disputed island spurred demonstrations in Moscow with one placard reading, “We’ll hand over Putin rather than…”
North Korean nuclear envoy Kim Yong Chol was in Washington last week for talks with U.S. counterparts that resulted in THIS.
As a consequence of the U.S. government shutdown the Trump Administration announced its delegation to the World Economic Forum was cancelling its participation. The event is held at THIS place.