Current Events Quiz, June 1, 2010
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A court in Thailand last week issued an arrest warrant for Thaksin Shinawatra, the country’s former prime minister and de facto opposition leader, on charges of
Dozens of people were killed last week as ongoing conflicts between state security forces and drug gangs rocked Kingston, the capital of
On Tuesday, the government of North Korea responded to South Korea’s accusations that its torpedo attack sank a South Korean naval vessel by
severing diplomatic relations.
increasing naval patrols along the disputed maritime border.
launching a series of terrorist attacks in the capital, Seoul.
issuing a formal declaration of war.
Iran’s president issued a stern warning to the government of ______ last week, declaring that it would consider the country an “historic enemy” if it supported proposed U.S. efforts to impose greater pressure on the Iranian regime.
According to a report issued by the International Monetary Fund last week, the economy of ______ enjoyed its first year of economic growth in more htan a decade, as gross domestic product increased by four percent last year.
According to recent polls, the ruling coalition under the direction of Prime Minister Zapatero in ______ would likely not win re-election as its popularity has declined dramatically as a result of the ongoing economic crisis in the country.
In response to the ongoing oil crisis in the Gulf of Mexico, President Obama last week
ordered the U.S. military to take control of efforts to clean the oil spill.
cancelled all outstanding government contracts with BP, the company responsible for the spill.
issued an order halting deep water drilling in the Gulf.
seized all property and accounts held in the United States by BP, the company responsible for the spill.
A center-right coalition of parties won Saturday’s election in _______, suggesting the country would be implementing new austerity measures in response to the ongoing economic crisis in the country.
the Czech Republic
The government of Pakistan issued a statement asserting that Friday’s attacks on a mosque in Lahore which killed more than 90 people were the work of
Indian intelligence operatives.
the Pakistani Taliban.
the Afghan Taliban.
The government of ______ last week rejected as “flawed and hypocritical” efforts to get it to sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.
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