Current Events Quiz, July 13, 2010
This activity contains 10 questions.
The European Union announced on Tuesday that it would suspend preferential trade agreements with the government of _______ in protest over the country’s human and civil rights record.
The government of Spain received good economic news on Tuesday when
the ruling party was able to secure the support of the opposition conservatives and pass an economic stimulus package.
the massively unpopular Minister of the Economy resigned from office, citing poor health as the reason.
it was able to sell €6bn in government bonds in just a few hours.
it was announced that the unemployment rate fell below 10 percent for the first time in more than six years.
An independent review of claims that prominent climate scientist distorted and concealed data concluded that
climate scientists made poor decisions which undermined public confidence in their conclusions but maintained that the data supporting climate change was sound.
climate scientists did absolutely nothing wrong.
some climate scientists were intentionally misleading the public by overstating the strength of their conclusions.
public support for efforts to address climate change did not generally rely on scientific evidence or reports.
The government of ______ announced that it would release 52 political prisoners, about 1/3 of the total number of political prisoners held by the country.
The European Court of Human Rights last week granted a temporary halt to the extradition of four British men wanted in the United States on terror-related charges. On what ground was the temporary appeal granted?
That the men were foreign nationals not subject to the jurisdiction of U.S. courts.
That the men could face an unfair trial and unjust punishment if convicted.
That the men were innocent of all charges.
That the United States government had acted inappropriately in filing the petition for extradition, there by invalidating the petition itself.
After considerable international outcry and diplomatic pressure, the government of Iran agreed to suspend the sentence of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiania who had been sentenced to death by stoning after being convicted on charges of
In a major setback for the ruling party, the _______ lost its majority in upper house of the Japanese parliament, according to exit polls released Sunday.
Communist Party of Japan (JCP)
Liberal Democratic Party (LDP)
Democratic Party of Japan (DJP)
New Komeito Party (NDP)
Which of the following events did NOT occur in Pakistan over the last week?
A Pakistani military offensive killed 20 militants in South Waziristan.
A series of terrorist bombings killed more than 100 people.
The World Bank approved a new $6.2 billion loan for Pakistan.
The United States announced it would suspend drone strikes in Pakistan.
Former Panamanian dictator _____ was sentenced to seven years by the government of France on charges of money laundering last week.
Which country won the World Cup in South Africa on Sunday?
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