This week in FP’s international news quiz: weapons tests, union strikes and a new virus spreading around the world.

Supporters of the Tunisian General Labor Union gather with national flags.

Supporters of the Tunisian General Labor Union (UGTT) gather with national flags during a rally outside its headquarters in the capital Tunis on June 16 amid a general strike announced by the UGTT. FETHI BELAID/AFP via Getty Images

June 17, 2022, 1:43 p.m.

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1. On Monday, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson introduced legislation that could remove a central element of the Brexit deal. What does Johnson’s bill target?

The United Kingdom and the European Union Duty Free Status

The Northern Ireland Protocol

Requirements for business travelers crossing the UK-EU border

Use of the pound against the euro

The Northern Ireland Protocol ensures that there are no new checks on goods traded between Northern Ireland, which is part of the United Kingdom, and Ireland.

2. The South Korean government has found evidence that its northern neighbor may have “completed preparations” for another nuclear weapons test. If it does happen, how many nuclear weapons tests will North Korea have conducted in its history?





FP’s Howard French argues that ending North Korea’s economic and political isolation is the only way to calm US-North Korea nuclear hostilities.

3. US President Joe Biden is expected to visit Saudi Arabia in mid-July to discuss rising oil prices. Which one is not a reason activists condemn the trip?

Saudi Arabia’s growing ties with North Korea

Assassination of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Saudi Arabia in 2018

US arms sales to Saudi Arabia, which have fueled Yemen’s civil war

Human rights abuses in Saudi Arabia

Ahead of a recently enacted truce in Yemen’s civil war, Washington was struggling to maintain a fine line between helping Saudi Arabia defend itself against Houthi-backed rebels in Yemen and ending arms sales to the kingdom. , explains Katherine Zimmerman.

4. The World Health Organization convenes an emergency committee to decide whether or not to declare the spread of which disease an international health emergency?



Zika virus


5. On Wednesday, the UK announced it would continue to prepare to deport asylum seekers to another country, even after the European Court of Human Rights stopped the program’s first flight on Tuesday evening .

To which country is the UK seeking to redirect asylum seekers?





6. UK bureaucrats are protesting the UK’s planned deportation of asylum seekers by doing what?

Picketing outside 10 Downing St.

Applying for Asylum Status with the UK Government

Fake eviction notices for Paddington bear published

Distribute leaflets highlighting the plight of asylum seekers

7. The one million members of the Tunisian General Labor Union organized a national strike on Wednesday to protest against the regime of the current Tunisian president. Who is the Tunisian President?

Moncef Marzouki

Habib Bourguiba

Beji Caid Essebsi

Kais Saied

As national unrest intensifies, the union is the only body powerful enough to “derail Saied’s plans to revise the constitution”, reports Simon Speakman Cordall from Tunis.

8. This Sunday, Colombians will vote in the second round of their country’s presidential election. Who are the two final candidates neck and neck in the polls?

Jair Bolsonaro and Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva

Gabriel Boric and Jose Antonio Kast

Gustavo Petro and Rodolfo Hernandez

Xiomara Castro and Nasry Asfura

9. US senators have called for an increase in the US defense budget – already the largest in the world – to fight inflation, support Ukraine’s war effort and increase the stockpile of weapons American. What is their total defense budget request?

$45 billion

$293 billion

$511 billion

$847 billion

10. One of the following companies, which all left Russia after the invasion of Ukraine, returned to the country under Russian control and is now called Vkusno i tochka. Which is it?





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