This week in FP’s worldwide information quiz: Ukraine’s counteroffensive, the U.N. Common Meeting, and Xi Jinping’s huge abroad journey.




Ukrainian troopers on a tank

Ukrainian troopers sit on infantry preventing automobiles as they drive close to Izyum, japanese Ukraine, on Sept. 16. JUAN BARRETO/AFP through Getty Photos

What on this planet has gone on this week? See what you may bear in mind with our worldwide information quiz.

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What on this planet has gone on this week? See what you may bear in mind with our worldwide information quiz.


1. In a speedy counteroffensive this week, Ukraine retook massive swaths of territory from Russia, together with the majority of what area?




FP’s Amy Mackinnon, Robbie Gramer, and Jack Detsch examine how Russia may reply to Ukraine’s current army success.


2. The United Nations Common Meeting opened on Tuesday. In what yr was the U.N. based?




Former Human Rights Watch chief Kenneth Roth argues the U.N.’s new excessive commissioner for human rights is ill-suited for the job.


3. Which nation did Chinese language President Xi Jinping journey to this week in his first worldwide journey for the reason that COVID-19 pandemic started?




FP’s James Palmer explains the importance of Xi’s journey to Central Asia in our newest China Brief.


4. On Sunday, rebels from which area of Ethiopia mentioned they’re prepared to debate a cease-fire with the federal government in Addis Ababa?





5. Which nation did U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken go to on Monday?




Blinken’s journey got here amid a looming commerce dispute between Washington and Mexico Metropolis.


6. As the UK mourns the dying of Queen Elizabeth II, the monarchy’s different realms—the place her successor King Charles III stays head of state—are questioning tips on how to transfer ahead.

Past the U.Ok., what number of Commonwealth realms are there right now?




Though Elizabeth had little energy over affairs of the state, she was not harmless of her empire’s sins, FP’s Howard W. French argues.


7. This yr’s devastating floods in Pakistan have grown to cowl an space the scale of what nation?




As local weather disasters rock Pakistan and different creating nations, the West must step up, Fatima Bhojani writes.


8. In Sweden’s election final weekend, a bloc together with what far-right celebration eked out a win to unseat the incumbent center-left authorities?




FP’s Elisabeth Braw argues that the Swedish left’s marketing campaign fashion helped the far proper win.


9. The U.S. Senate International Relations Committee superior a invoice this week that would offer army support to Taiwan. How a lot has the committee earmarked for the island?





10. In keeping with a Wall Road Journal article printed this week, world leaders have sought to achieve U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen’s favor by gifting her with uncommon stamps. However they’re mistaken in terms of the American official’s interest.

What merchandise does Yellen really accumulate?




In keeping with the report, “Not less than one nation has Ms. Yellen’s hobbies straight. As Canadian officers ready to host Ms. Yellen in Toronto in June … U.S. officers suggested the Canadians that she as an alternative may choose receiving a mineral.” After a lot deliberation, they gifted the treasury secretary with a 10-pound hunk of limestone.

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