World Boston What in the World? Weekly Quiz – June 6-12, 2022
The so-called “Party-gate” scandal – social gatherings in violation of pandemic rules – has led THIS European leader’s party to call a “no-confidence” vote.
President Vladimir Putin warned the West that delivery of THIS type of weapon system to Kyiv could result in Russia striking targets it has avoided so far. President Biden announced on May 31st that the U.S. would provide them to Ukraine.
President Biden is set to visit Saudi Arabia in July to pursue better relations – and increased oil production -- with THIS crown prince, the de facto leader. The visit is a turnaround for Biden who promised to make Riyadh’s leaders the “pariah that they are” following the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi by a Saudi hit team in 2018.
Hundreds of men were executed in the village of Moura, Mali by government forces accompanied by THIS Russian mercenary group that has operated on behalf of Moscow in Ukraine, Syria, Libya and other conflict zones.
President Yoon Suk-yeol said North Korea’s efforts in THIS area posed a heightened threat to regional peace, as U.S. and South Korean forces conducted large-scale exercises and test-fired eight surface to surface missiles in a demonstration of resolve.
The European Union approved a Russian oil embargo but it exempted THIS EU member, whose prime minister, Viktor Orban, has a long-standing close relationship with President Vladimir Putin.
Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her Platinum Jubilee last week. She became Queen during the Administration of THIS U.S. President.
Los Angeles is the site for THIS regional group gathering but prospects for results are poor. Presidents of Mexico, Honduras and Bolivia are skipping the summit over Washington’s exclusion of Nicaragua and Venezuela.