World Boston What in the World? Weekly Quiz – June 27-July 3, 2022
The Russian invasion of Ukraine was the major issue on the agenda of THIS multinational association of leading global economies that met in Germany.
China hosted a meeting of leaders from the emerging economies known as the BRICS. The members of the association which rejects much of the U.S.-led West’s positions includes Brazil, Russia, China, South Africa and THIS nation.
The leaders at the G-7 Summit pledged to raise $600 billion for the “Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment” in a direct counter to China’s international infrastructure project dubbed THIS.
This week’s NATO summit in Madrid will see the United States lead an effort to convince the recalcitrant leader of THIS member to drop his opposition to Finland and Sweden joining the alliance.
Ukraine was formally accepted as a candidate by the 27 members of THIS association of states, along with Moldova, but the process to join may take up to ten years. In response Russia threatened of “consequences” for the aspiring applicants.
The Israeli government is being dissolved amid squabbles among the ruling multi-party coalition raising the potential for former PM Bibi Netanyahu to return to power. He was defeated by THIS current Prime Minister.
Colombia has a new president, THIS former guerilla leader, in an historic turn to the left.
An earthquake that devastated villages in Paktika and Khost provinces along Afghanistan’s border with Pakistan has placed greater demands for THIS ruling regime to deal with the country’s swirling humanitarian crises.