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1. This week, the White House had to walk back yet another overstatement from U.S. President Joe Biden on Taiwan.
Which of Biden’s past statements is actually in line with formal U.S. policy?
“It’s independent. It makes its own decisions.”
“We underscore the importance of peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait and encourage the peaceful resolution of cross-strait issues.”
“The idea that it can be taken by force, just taken by force, is just not appropriate.”
“We made a sacred commitment [to respond] … if in fact anyone were to invade or take action against … Taiwan.”
FP’s Amy Mackinnon and Anna Weber previously reported on the implications of Biden’s repeated Taiwan flubs.
2. The United Nations’ human rights chief completed a tour of China this week, which some countries criticized as an opportunity for Chinese propaganda amid the state campaign against the Uyghur minority group.
What is the top human rights official’s name?
António Guterres
Filippo Grandi
Audrey Azoulay
Michelle Bachelet
3. Meanwhile, a U.N. diplomat from which country resigned on Monday, criticizing his nation’s leaders for their “pompous tasteless palaces”?
Russia
France
The United States
China
4. If Gustavo Petro wins this Sunday’s election, he will become the first left-wing president of which Latin American country?
Ecuador
Argentina
Colombia
El Salvador
FP’s Maria Ximena Aragon explains what to expect in the election and what’s at stake for Colombia and the region.
5. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson faced calls to resign yet again this week after photos emerged of him doing what?
Shoplifting from a Tesco supermarket
Drinking at a Downing Street party
Gambling in Las Vegas
Kissing a fellow politician
The November 2020 gathering appeared to flaunt COVID-19 restrictions.
6. Which country launched a missile test thought to include an intercontinental ballistic missile on Wednesday?
Iran
India
North Korea
Israel
7. Which former U.S. secretary of state said this week that Ukraine should avoid a worse outcome by ceding some territory to Russia?
Mike Pompeo
Hillary Clinton
Condoleezza Rice
Henry Kissinger
8. The U.N. began its International Week of Solidarity With the Peoples of Non-Self-Governing Territories on Wednesday. Which of the following is not a non-self-governing territory, according to the world body?
Pitcairn
Samoa
Western Sahara
Guam
Samoa is an independent country. However, American Samoa is a non-self-governing territory.
9. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu had a busy day on Friday. Which fellow diplomat did he not meet with that day?
Emirati Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Romanian Foreign Minister Bogdan Aurescu
Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto
Polish Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau
10. Commuters in Nigeria were startled on Tuesday when they saw something unusual heading along a major highway. What was it?
A herd of wild horses
An airplane
A three-story building on wheels
An Oscar Mayer Wienermobile
While some onlookers feared the plane had crash-landed, it turned out that the “aircraft was sold by the owner to a buyer, who was talking it to its final destination,” Nigerian airport authorities stated.
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