What in the World? Weekly Quiz - Feb 17-23, 2020
The United States and THIS group reached agreement in principle for a week-long reduction of attacks in advance of a settlement in the nearly two decade conflict in Afghanistan.
The Coronavirus has affected THIS country, the world’s third largest economy, most outside China. This quarter’s economic performance is expected to show virus-related damage and recession worries. Meanwhile a cruise ship loaded with 3,700 virus quarantine passengers is docked in THIS country with shipboard cases of infection reaching 400 over the weekend.
“America’s ‘maximum pressure’ toward Iran is doomed to failure ... our enemy (the United States) is very well aware that their pressure is inefficient,” said THIS President of Iran. He added that Tehran would never negotiate with Washington while the pressure campaign continued.
The World Health Organization assigned THIS name to the Coronavirus which broke out in Wuhan, China, but chose a name that did not reference people, places or animals to avoid assigning blame.
A major global security conference attracted senior government figures from around the world over the weekend to contemplate the state of defense relationships in the West. Secretary of State Pompeo said the “West was winning” while French President Macron called for Europeans to deal with Russia on its own. The theme of THIS conference was “Westlessness.”
The former President of Sudan, Omar al-Bashir, was in the news last week as his country indicated support for THIS.
Israeli Prime Minister has been lobbying friendly countries to file a brief with THIS international body supporting the claim that Palestinians don’t have standing for the opening of a case of alleged war crimes.