Current Events Quiz, December 15, 2009
This activity contains 10 questions.
Global markets were relieved on Monday after the government of Abu Dhabi announced that it would provide a $10 billion to assist the government of _____ in meeting its debt obligations.
On Saturday, a British judge issued an arrest warrant for war crimes alledgedly committed by Tzipi Livni, the former foreign minister of
the Palestinian Authority.
Over the past week, the government of ______ has stepped up its attacks against Taliban militants operating in the northern part of the country.
At a public appearance in Milan last week, Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi was
humiliated after being hit in the face by a pie thrown by protestors.
detained by local police after making anti-Milano remarks.
asked by party officials not to speak in public after a particularly poor speech.
hospitalized after being assaulted with a piece of a statue.
In Iran, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Sunday accused opposition leaders of
secretly converting to Christianity.
challenging the foundations of the Islamic regime.
undermining Iranian national security.
promoting Americanism in Iran.
In a sign that protectionism may still be on the rise, the government of _____ on Thursday imposed new duties on steel products imported from the United States and Russia.
the European Union
A series of violent protests broke out in India last week after the government agreed to
join the World Trade Organization.
abide by binding greenhouse gas emissions targets.
divide the state of Andhra Pradesh.
undertake a new round of structural adjustment reforms requested by the International Monetary Fund.
International talks geared at reducing global greenhouse gas emissions continue in ______ this week despite concerns that little real progress is being made.
Amsterdam, the Netherlands
The U.S. government is expected to announce today that many prisoners currently detained at Guantanamo Bay will be
transferred to a detention facility in Afghanistan.
released without charge.
transferred to a detention facility in Illinois.
repatriated to their home countries to stand trial.
In an effort to stabilize deteriorating public finances and restore public confidence, the government of ______ on Wednesday announced a new budget in which spending was slashed.
the United Kingdom
the United States
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