Current Events Quiz, January 19, 2010
This activity contains 10 questions.
On Thursday, the government of Greece announced a new three-year plan intended to address the country’s
growing concerns regarding the deployment of Greek forces in Iraq and Afghanistan.
mistrust of the government following a series of political scandals.
fiscal crisis and budget deficit.
Last week, _____ announced it would not bow to pressure from the Chinese government to censor its operations in the country.
Over the weekend, Afghan President Hamid Karzai suffered another setback in his effort to establish a new government in the country after
parliament announced it would seek to remove him from office through a no-confidence motion.
the country’s highest court ruled his election invalid and ordered new elections for next month.
the parliament rejected a majority of his proposed cabinet.
three of his coalition partners withdrew from negotiations to establish a new government.
With all official buildings raised to the ground by an earthquake, the government of ______ announced this weekend that it would move all operations to a police station near the capital’s airport.
the Dominican Republic
Sunday’s presidential run-off elections in Chile are historic because
no matter which party wins, the country will have its first female president.
the political left may retake control of the country for the first time since Chile’s return to democracy 20 years ago.
the political right may retake control of the country for the first time since Chile’s return to democracy 20 years ago.
no single political party is expected to win the election, forcing the development of a three-person executive with power shared between major political groups.
According to reports from ongoing negotiations, the United States and Russia are making good progress in START talks. What will the START agreement do?
Reduce nuclear weapons stockpiles.
Establish a free trade agreement between the United States and Russia.
Establish closer relations between the US and Russia in counter-terrorism efforts.
Expand Russia’s integration into the global community by extending World Trade Organization membership to the country.
Elections in _______ on Sunday pit Viktor Yanukovich against his rival, Yulia Tymoshenko, in the first ballot since the Orange Revolution of 2004.
The government of _______ over the weekend launched a probe investigating allegations of corruption against chief executive of Sonatrach, the state oil company, and other members of its management team.
On Wednesday, the government of ______ issued a formal apology to Turkey over the treatment of its ambassador in a last-minute effort to reduce tensions between the two countries.
Umaru Yar’Adua, who is currently the president of ______, is attempting to stave off demands that he resign for health reasons, having spent the past two months in hospital due to a chronic kidney disease and inflammation around his heart.
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