Current Events Quiz, February 22, 2010
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Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, a top Taliban military commander, was captured by U.S. and coalition forces last week in
In yet another signal that the global economic crisis is reaching its end, the U.S. Federal Reserve announced on Thursday that it was
decreasing the discount rate from 1 percent to 0.5 percent.
expanding payments to individual unemployed for more than one year.
suspending payments to individual unemployed for more than one year.
increasing the discount rate from 0.5 percent to 0.75 percent.
Relations between the United States and China took a hit last week as the President Barack Obama on Thursday
refused to acknowledge China’s claim to control of the Kuril islands.
announced new tariffs on Chinese exports to the United States.
met with the Dalai Lama.
approved a new arms deal with Taiwan.
International negotiations on ______ suffered a setback last week when Yvo de Boer, the UN official charged with guiding negotiations, unexpectedly resigned.
the Sudan crisis
The government of _____ issued a stern warning to the government of Israel over the use of their national’s passports in a secret operation to assassination a senior figure in Hamas.
the United States
A military coup led by a group calling itself “Supreme Council for the Restoration of Democracy” overthrew the government of ______ on Thursday.
The government of the Netherlands collapsed last week after Labour party resigned from the ruling coalition in a dispute over
the failure of Dutch Olympians to win any medals at the Winter Olympics.
the deployment of Dutch forces to Afghanistan.
the Christian Union’s proposal to withdraw from the Lisbon Treaty.
the decision to enter into a free trade agreement with the United States.
Violent floods killed more than 40 people over the weekend on a popular island tourist destination in
the United Kingdom.
Yulia Tymoshenko, the country’s current prime minister, on Saturday dropped her appeal, ending the disputed presidential contest in
A meeting of governments of Latin America and the Caribbean on Sunday in Mexico was intended to develop
a common policy dealing with immigration.
a new free trade area of the Americas as a counterweight to NAFTA.
a new organization to address the region’s most pressing concerns.
a new organization to coordinate anti-drug policy.
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