Current Events Quiz, March 1, 2010
This activity contains 10 questions.
Political uncertainty emerged in ______ on Wednesday after President Umaru Yar’Aduna returned to the country after a three month absence to reclaim his leadership position.
In a surprising development, Chinese investment in the Democratic Republic of the Congo suffered a serious setback last week when
the China Railway Group was forced to declare bankruptcy.
the government of the DRC expelled all Chinese-owned corporations from the country following a diplomatic dispute.
a Chinese court ruled fees paid as part of a $9.25 billion project were illegal.
the Chinese Investment Corporation suffered losses of more than $126 billion as a result of poor investment decisions.
In a signal that the two countries are increasingly cooperating in their counter-terrorism effort, the government of Pakistan agreed to a request by the government of Afghanistan to
expand military operations in the Waziristan region of Pakistan.
cut off diplomatic relations with Georgia.
hand over the Taliban’s military chief.
increase direct military assistance to the Afghan government by $150 million per year.
Jacob Zumba, President of South Africa, is expected to request ______ during his upcoming state visit to the United Kingdom next week.
an increase in military assistance to South Africa
that the British government expand foreign aid to Africa
that the British government end sanctions against Zimbabwe
an expansion of the free trade agreement between the Southern African Development Community and the European Union
A much anticipated summit between President Barack Obama and Congressional leaders failed to deliver a breakthrough deal on Wednesday. What was the topic covered by the summit?
The war in Iraq
The war in Afghanistan
Health care reform
The global economic crisis
The expanded U.S. military operations in Afghanistan appears to be on track, as last week it was announced that the current operation in Marjah is setting the stage for operations later this year in _____, Afghanistan’s second largest city.
The Federal Reserve Bank announced on Thursday that it was conducting an investigation of the U.S. investment bank _____ to determine if the company aided Greek efforts to manipulate its public finances to hide the financial crisis faced by the country.
Merrill Lynch/Bank of America
JP Morgan Chase
Tsunami warnings across the Pacific were triggered on Sunday following a massive earthquake in ______, which killed at least 400 people in the country.
On Sunday, French security forces captured Ibon Gogeasciechea, leader of the Basque separatist movement known as the
Grupos Antiterroristas de Liberación, or GAL.
Gesto por la Paz.
Euskadi Ta Askatasuna, or ETA.
The Israeli government on Friday expressed disapproval of the European Union’s support for a United Nations resolution
supporting continued investigation of alleged war crimes committed during the Gaza conflict last year.
demanding Israeli withdrawal from the Golan Heights.
recognizing Palestinian sovereignty claims in the West Bank.
condemning the assassination of Hamas officers in Dubai last month.
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