World Boston What in the World? Weekly Quiz – July 11-17, 2022
Japan and the world were shocked by the assassination of THIS former prime minister by a homemade gun wielding man in Nara on Friday. The killing was especially shocking in a country where gun-violence is extremely rare – one gun killing in all of 2021.
“Them’s the breaks,” was THIS prime minister’s exclamation point to historic remarks made in announcing his resignation.
Increasing public pressure and the occupation of the president’s residence in the face of months of economic crisis has led President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to step down as leader of THIS island nation.
The threat of nuclear war was rolled out again by Russia as THIS former president warned, “the idea of punishing a country that has one of the largest nuclear potentials is absurd and potentially poses a threat to the existence of humanity.”
As President Biden prepares for a visit to the Middle East he faces charges of backpedaling on his position to make Saudi Arabia a “pariah” nation for its human rights record and the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Observers will be watching Biden’s meeting with THIS defacto leader of the Kingdom.