A 2018 New Year’s Quiz

A new year raises questions as to events both in the U.S., soon to experience a contentious midterm election, and around the globe — at least three regions of the world looking at the prospects of war or revolution. Here’s a quiz to test your expectations as to what all might transpire in 2018.

Street protests hit Tehran, 2 demonstrators reported killed in western Iran

DUBAI (Reuters) – Street protests hit Iran for a third day running on Saturday, spreading to the capital Tehran with crowds confronting police and attacking some state buildings, and a social media report said two demonstrators had been shot dead in a provincial town.

New year could bring record low temperatures to U.S Midwest, East Coast

(Reuters) – A fresh jolt of arctic air will usher in the new year for much of the United States this weekend, bringing record cold temperatures on New Year’s Day to cities in the Midwest and East Coast, forecasters said on Saturday.

Congo orders internet and SMS cut ahead of anti-government demonstrations

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) – Democratic Republic of Congo’s government on Saturday ordered telecommunications providers to cut internet and SMS services across the country ahead of planned anti-government demonstrations.