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Quiz of The Week: 8 - 14 August

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?

It’s been a busy week for global diplomacy, with the US hailing its brokering of a deal between the United Arab Emirates and Israel as “historic” - despite a number of experts expressing some scepticism about the terms of the accord.

Elsewhere, presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden picked senator Kamala Harris as his running mate, marking the first time in US history a woman of colour has appeared on a the ticket of either major party heading into an election.

And Belarus kept Europe in the headlines, with protests erupting across the country following a highly controversial election in which the unfancied incumbent President Alexander Lukashenko extended his long reign amid allegations of voter fraud.

To find out how closely you’ve been paying attention to the latest developments in the pandemic, and other global events, put your knowledge to the test with our Quiz of The Week:

Need a reminder of some of the other headlines over the past seven days?

The UK government’s coronavirus contract-tracing app began official trials in parts of England from Thursday, following months of delays. At the same time, reports emerged that flu and pneumonia are now killing five times as many people as the coronavirus.

A leading property think tank warned that first-time buyers hoping to get on the property ladder if house prices drop as a result of the coronavirus crisis are likely to be left disappointed due to stagnant wages and the tightening of restrictions on mortgages.

And France has “squared up” to Turkey by increasing its military presence in the eastern Mediterranean Sea following Ankara’s attempts to scout oil and gas reserves in waters disputed with Greece and Cyprus.

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