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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.

Japan
Russia
Canada
Italy

G-7 finance ministers reached an historic agreement on Saturday to increase revenues through THIS measure.

a 20% Valued Added Tax (VAT) on information industry services like Facebook and Twitter
a per container surcharge on international maritime traffic from China
a new tax placed on Covid-19 vaccinations purchased by nations not participating in the Covax sharing program
a minimum global corporate tax rate of at least 15%
THIS leader called for a “rebranding” of his country’s foreign image, including its so-called “wolf warrior diplomacy,” saying, "We must pay attention to grasp the tone, be both open and confident but also modest and humble, and strive to create a credible, lovable and respectable image.”
Xi Jinping
Recep Tayyip Erdogan
Kim Jong-un
Nicolas Maduro

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.

Madagascar
Sri Lanka
Mauritius
Seychelles

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.

Vodafone
Huawei
Telefonica
KDDI Corp.

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.

Warsaw
Budapest
Prague
Paris

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.

Burkina Faso
Chad
Djibouti
Kenya

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.”

Egypt
Zimbabwe
Nigeria
South Africa

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.

Uruguay
Chile
Colombia
Argentina
Israel’s Director of Domestic Security, known as THIS organization, warned against incitement toward radicalization a day after Benjamin Netanyahu posted inflammatory biblical social media references to punishment of death from God about his political opposition.
MI-5
BND
Shin Bet
FSB
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