***What in the World?" Weekly Quiz -- May 20-26, 2019***
Tensions in the Persian Gulf increased on Sunday with a rocket attack against the “Green Zone” in this capital, as President Trump said a conflict would be the “official end” of Iran and Saudi Arabia threatened to use “all strength” against Iran. WHERE did the rocket strike on Sunday?
The White House is expected to roll out the first phase of a peace plan President Trump has touted as the “deal of the century” with THIS focus. However, Palestinian officials have rejected the new American deal. What is the first part of the new peace plan being offered by Washington?
A conservative coalition shocked poll watchers in THIS country in elections Saturday that saw climate change and renewable energy questions among key issues. Prime Minister Scott Morrison called the result a political miracle.
President Trump met THIS European leader this week and praised him as a tough but respected man even as U.S. Senators raised concerns about “Hungary's downward democratic trajectory and the implications for US interests in Central Europe."
Which of THESE actions is occurring as tensions between the United States and China are increasing over the impasse in tariff negotiations?
THIS recent action by North Korea was called “standard stuff” by President Trump who continues to work toward a denuclearization agreement with Kim Jong Un.
The Iranian Foreign Minister responded to increased tensions between Tehran and Washington saying, “There will be no war because neither do we want a war, nor has anyone the idea or illusion it can confront Iran in the region.” WHO is the Foreign Minister of Iran?
This week 751 seats for the European Union Parliament will be filled by election winners from 28 nations. Meetings of the whole EU Parliament, plenary sessions, take place in Strasbourg and THIS city.
THIS Indian Prime Minister appeared headed to electoral victory following days of voting in the world’s largest democracy – 900 million registered voters. He played to his strengths – strong Hindu nationalist politics and a solid image abroad – in the campaigning that will lead to another five-year term.
The second-largest ever outbreak of Ebola is “spiraling out of control” according to the NY Times, “roaring back in the past two months.” The outbreak is occurring in THIS country.