***What in the World? Quiz - Oct 7-13, 2019***
President Trump called on THIS country to investigate Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter, this week on top of his asking Ukraine President Zelenski for “a favor” regarding a corruption investigation that resulted in Congress opening an impeachment inquiry.
North Korea broke off talks with the United States over denuclearization and dismissed talk of a resumption calling them “sickening negotiations.” The U.S. denied the talks failed. The working group meetings followed a failed summit in February between President Trump and DPRK leader Kim Jong-un in THIS city.
An airbase in a remote area of Somalia used by American military personnel to strike THIS extremist Islamist group was attacked by gunmen and suicide bombers last week. No troops were injured by there were casualties among Somali civilians in the area. THIS group has been involved in a civil war in fragile Somalia for over thirty years.
The UK’s Brexit minister floated a proposal for the Northern Ireland parliament to determine its trade relationship with the EU after UK separation. The move is meant to address the issue of a post-Brexit land border with the Republic of Ireland and whether trade across that border would be open or subject to new regulations. That issue, dubbed the “Backstop,” could undermine THIS agreement which ended sectarian violence in Northern Ireland.
Media reports last week allege that hackers with ties to the Iranian government targeted THIS in a hacking attempt of more than 200 email accounts.
Resembling the last round of elections in Afghanistan, the camps for top rivals incumbent President Ashraf Ghani and THIS leader have both claimed victory after the first round of voting took place in Afghanistan’s presidential elections.
Secretary of State Pompeo, representing the United States, signed a revised mutual defense agreement with THIS Mediterranean NATO country expanding American military access and strengthening US strategic relations.
Ukraine President Zelensky agreed to a deal with Russian President Putin for special elections in eastern Ukraine and legislation giving it autonomy, in the aftermath of a controversial conversation with President Trump. The decision on autonomy for the pro-Russian rebel held region resulted in THIS:
Police in Hong Kong shot a protester with live ammunition for the first time in four months of demonstrations on October 1, as the People’s Republic of China celebrated THIS anniversary in nation-wide National Day festivities.