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Quiz of The Week: 15 - 21 August

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

Europe is tentatively gearing up for a second wave of coronavirus infections, as small outbreaks across the continent prompted Germany to halt its rollback of lockdown measures.

Meanwhile, Gavin Williamson’s (pictured) week went from bad to worse as he was forced to perform an embarrassing U-turn after hundreds of thousands of students saw their marks downgraded by a controverisal algorithm.

In the US, the Democratic Party kicked off its campaign to remove Donald Trump from the White House with a virtual party convention.

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 Treasury has revealed that Brits used the Eat Out to Help Out scheme more than 35 million times in the first two weeks. And in Russia, outspoken critic of Vladimir Putin Alexei Navalny was admitted to hospital after allegedly being poisoned on a flight.

Hashem Abedi, the brother of the Manchester Arena bomber Salman Abedi, was sentenced to at least 55 years in prison for the murders of 22 people in the attack. A court heard he was “just as guilty” as his brother, who was also killed in the bombing.

And Paris Saint-Germain secured its place in the Champions League final for the first time ever. The French champions will meet German giants, and tournament favourites, Bayern Munich in Lisbon on Sunday.

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