Quiz

This week in FP’s worldwide information quiz: U.S.-Russia talks, a chief minister in scorching water, and recent sanctions in West Africa.


Demonstrators protest close to the Home of Commons, the place British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was talking, in London on Jan. 12. TOLGA AKMEN/AFP by way of Getty Photographs

What on the planet has gone on this week? Take our worldwide information quiz to see what you possibly can keep in mind!

Have suggestions? E-mail whatintheworld@foreignpolicy.com to let me know your ideas.

What on the planet has gone on this week? Take our worldwide information quiz to see what you possibly can keep in mind!


1. The place did U.S. and Russian officers meet this week to deal with tensions over Ukraine and NATO’s attain in Jap Europe?




FP’s Amy Mackinnon and Robbie Gramer summed up the talks after they got here to an in depth.


2. Iran’s high diplomat traveled to China this week to debate the international locations’ deepening relationship. What degree of formal partnership have the 2 international locations established, in Chinese language authorities parlance?





3. The Financial Neighborhood of West African States determined final weekend to impose sanctions on which nation?




On this week’s Africa Transient, FP’s Nosmot Gbadamosi discusses the embargo’s potential impression.


4. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is beneath stress to resign after information organizations revealed his authorities hosted events throughout pandemic lockdowns.

What was the title of the prime minister’s personal plan to take the blame off himself and save his premiership?





5. What’s the solely landlocked nation in Southeast Asia?





6. The Worldwide Power Company reported a serious improve in electrical energy demand in 2021. Round what share of the brand new demand got here from China?





7. This week, Daniel Ortega was sworn in for his fourth consecutive time period—and fifth general—as president of Nicaragua.

In what 12 months did Ortega first take energy, serving as coordinator of the Junta of Nationwide Reconstruction earlier than changing into president?





8. Representatives of the Group of Turkic States met this week to debate the latest unrest in Kazakhstan. Which nation is not a member of the group?





9. Which tennis participant is in limbo after his visa to go to Australia for a serious match was canceled as a consequence of his refusal to get vaccinated in opposition to COVID-19?




FP’s Amelia Lester explains why Djokovic’s visa drama has extra to do with Australian politics than precise COVID-19 considerations.


10. In Norway, members of the navy have criticized a latest choice to make troops share what objects?




Attributable to provide chain shortages, Norway’s protection ministry has mandated all clothes and gear in good situation—together with underwear—be reused as residents cycle by way of their obligatory navy service.

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