What in the World? Weekly Quiz – August 17-23, 2020
The United States lost a showdown vote in the United Nations Security Council on Friday when THIS American proposal failed to generate support beyond one vote from the Dominican Republic in the face of “No” votes from Russia and China and abstentions from 11 UNSC member states including Britain, France and Germany.
Radio Free Europe, Radio Free Asia and the Miiddle East Broadcasting Networks, all tax-payer funded media under the control of THIS Federal agency, were told to return $3 million to THIS agency from so-called “Internet freedom” funds. According to Politico, “It’s the latest example of how the Trump administration is trying to revamp the agency, which oversees taxpayer-funded media properties.”
The Afghan government took THIS action last week, resolving the last impediment to peace talks between the United States and the Taliban to end the 19-year old war in Afghanistan.
Greek and Turkish warships collided as the NATO allies, with France lending support to Greece, find themselves in a geo-strategic collision over THIS issue.
One week after Aleksandr G. Lukashenko, in a disputed vote, was elected to a new term, extending his 26-year rule, THIS country is in the midst of rising revolt. Tens of thousands of pro-democracy protestors have taken to the streets, thousands have been detained and hundreds have been beaten or injured by security forces.
The United States Department of Justice announced seizure of four vessels carrying over one million barrels of petroleum shipped by Iran to THIS country in defiance of U.S. sanctions.
Israel agreed to suspend plans to annex portions of the West Bank as a result of THIS.