Tennessee World Affairs Council What in the World? Weekly Quiz – June 7-13, 2021
Joe Biden will travel to the United Kingdom this week on his first overseas trip as President to attend the Group of Seven summit meeting in Cornwall before the NATO summit in Brussels. These are G7 member states, accountable for 58% of global net wealth, EXCEPT THIS one.
G-7 finance ministers reached an historic agreement on Saturday to increase revenues through THIS measure.
Fire ravaged the container ship MV X-Press Pearl off the coast of Colombo on THIS Indian Ocean island nation, resulting in the potential release of oil and hazardous chemicals, the worst environmental crisis the nation has faced.
A new smart phone operating system called HarmonyOS was launched by THIS Chinese telecommunications company aiming to be the “Internet-of-Things, and to work around U.S. sanctions made on national security grounds against the company.
Thousands of citizens marched through THIS city in protest against plans for a Chinese University to open within the country's borders claiming it will undermine their own higher education. The protests came against the backdrop of PM Orban’s close ties with Beijing and the government’s recent spiking of an EU statement criticizing China’s Hong Kong policies.
Armed men, believed to be Islamist vigilantes, violently attacked and murdered 132 people in a village east of THIS African country’s capital of Ouagadougou on Saturday, highlighting the worsening security situation in the Sahel region.
The most populous country in Africa banned the use of Twitter after President Buhari had a tweet deleted by the company. The U.S and other Western nations condemned the ban in THIS country saying in a joint statement that, “fundamental human right of free expression and access to information [was] a pillar of democracy.”
The “Dirty War” in THIS South American country saw many of its citizens disappear during the 1976-1983 dictatorship, about the same time they battled Britain over the Falkland Islands. Now an international campaign seeks DNA matches for 600 unidentified bodies recovered from mass graves.