Current Events Quiz, January 12, 2010
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After being accused of financial improprieties, the first minister ______ temporarily stepped down on Sunday, potentially setting back the peace process.
Abdel Aziz Duwaik of the Palestinian Authority
Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel
Peter Robinson of Northern Ireland
Nouri al-Maliki of Iraq
The center-left coalition of Ivo Josipovic won a decisive victory against their center-right rival in Saturday’s run-off election in
Seeking to address the economic crisis that has plagued his country for more than a year, Hugo Chávez of _______ ordered troops to expropriate businesses that increased prices following last week’s devaluation of the national currency.
After winning a challenge to his leadership on Wednesday, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown was warned by members of his cabinet that he would need to ______ if he hoped to retain his position as party leader and prime minister.
commit to a pledge not to raise taxes
reconcile with left-wing dissidents in the Labour Party
complete Britain’s planned withdrawal from combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan
abandon his “class war” rhetoric
Martín Redrado, Governor of the Central Bank of ______, refused to resign following a dispute with the country’s president over the use of central bank funds to pay off debt.
In a speech on Thursday, French President Nicolas Sarkozy condemned ______ as “unacceptable”.
global exchange rate imbalances
the U.S.-led global war on terror.
the rising French national debt
the selection of Herman Van Rompuy as the EU’s first full-time president.
A corruption probe has been launched to investigate the relationship between Texas oil company Kosmos and the government of
_____, the Nigerian national accused of trying to detonate explosives contained in his underwear on Northwest Airlines flight bound for Detroit appeared in federal court last week, entering a not guilty plea on all charges.
Ali Saed Bin Ali El-Hoorie
Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab,
Osama bin Laden
Jamal Saeed Abdul Rahim
Japan’s prime minister move quickly to name ______ as the country’s new finance minister after markets responded negatively to the resignation of the previous finance minister, Hirohisa Fuji, resigned citing health concerns last week.
On Monday a proposal by the Obama administration to _______ was leaked to the media.
implement stricter surveillance of suspected terrorists
impose a new levy on banks
covertly overthrow the government of Pakistan
withdraw from Iraq
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