World Boston What in the World? Weekly Quiz – May 16-22, 2022
The President and Prime Minister of THIS nation that shares a 800+ mile border with Russia said it must join NATO without delay even as Vladimir Putin threatened consequences if they apply for membership.
Russia aims to seize Ukraine have probably not changed and the focus on the east and south of the country are probably temporary shifts according to Congressional testimony of THIS U.S. Director of National Intelligence (DNI).
Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa of THIS Indian Ocean island nation fled his home and most of his family is living in hiding following months-long unrest over the country’s economic crisis. His brother, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, remains in tenuous power.
The Group of Seven (G-7) will meet to discuss the urgent need to break Russia’s blockade of THIS Ukrainian export commodity. The critical export supports about 400 million people mostly in lesser-developed countries.
China blasted a joint EU-Japan summit communiqué that discussed THIS disputed island chain, subject to Tokyo’s administration but claimed by Beijing.
The Senate vote on a $40 billion aid package for Ukraine was held up by THIS U.S. Senator who frequently defies both parties’ agreement on legislation. He said, "We cannot save Ukraine by dooming the U.S. economy."
American-Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, reporting for THIS Qatari government owned news network, was shot and killed while covering an Israeli military raid in the West Bank. Her funeral was disrupted when mourners who tried to carry her coffin on their shoulders rather than in a vehicle were attacked by Israeli police.
Ferdinand Marcos, Jr., son of the late dictator, swept to victory in the Philippines presidential election. The newly elected leader is known by THIS nickname.