This week in the international FP news quiz: Russia threatens Ukraine, a coup shakes Burkina Faso, and talks on Iran nuclear deal make progress.


Demonstrators show support for the coup in Burkina Faso.

Demonstrators gather to show support for the military after a coup in Burkina Faso in the capital, Ouagadougou, on January 25th. OLYMPIA DE MAISMONT / AFP through Getty Images

January 28, 2022, at 16:40

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As tensions over Russia’s military rise on its border with Ukraine escalate, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov delivered a keynote address Wednesday in front of his country’s lower house of parliament.

What is the name of this body?





2. With Russia’s next move uncertain, how many troops is US President Joe Biden considering sending to NATO countries in Eastern Europe?





3. Transparency International published this year its annual Corruption Perceptions Index. Three connected countries for the least corrupt nation in the world. Which of the following places was not Among them?





4. Meanwhile, which country dropped to the bottom of the list, ranking as the most corrupt in the world?




Last year, FP Colum Lynch detailed how South Sudan, once the United States’s greatest success story in Africa, degenerated into Washington’s biggest failure.


5. German Navy Chief Kay-Achim Schnbach was forced to resign last weekend after saying which world leader deserved respect?





6. Taiwanese Vice President William Lai Ching and his American counterpart Kamala Harris traveled to which country on Thursday to attend the inauguration of the first female president?





7. A military coup rocked Burkina Faso this week. Who is the current president of the country?





8. All parties involved in talks on Iran’s nuclear deal are reporting the momentum towards reaching a new agreement. Who is the Russian envoy in the negotiations, who has become their kind of unofficial spokesman?




FPs Lynch profiles Ulyanov and explains how Russia has established a key place in the nuclear talks.


9. Which state’s prime minister was recently forced to cancel their wedding due to coronavirus-related restrictions?





10. Chilean President-elect Gabriel Boric recently got into a Twitter dispute between musician Damon Albarn and which pop star?




In his Twitter post, Boric advised Swift to ignore guys who should be offended or lied to in order to attract attention.

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