Current Events Quiz, August 10, 2010
This activity contains 10 questions.
On Tuesday, Israeli forces exchanged fire with soldiers from ______, marking the deadliest conflict along the border between the two countries since 2006.
Violence erupted in ______, the commercial capital of Pakistan, claimed more than 45 lives last week, after gunmen burst into a mosque and assassinated a politician.
Officials in the United Arab Emirates took an unusual step last week, banning ______ in the country
Hip-hop star Wyclef Jean announced on Thursday that he would run for president of ______ in November.
the United States
Iranian authorities on Wednesday denied press reports that President Mahmoud Ahmadi-Nejad had
smoked marijuana while a student.
made peace overtures to the government of Israel.
sought to reconcile relations with the United States.
been attacked by someone with a grenade.
The government of Russia imposed export restrictions as global prices for _______ continued to increase last week, reaching their highest levels in recent years, up by more than 50 percent since June.
In a surprising development last week, British supermodel Naomi Campbell was called to testify at the war crimes trial of Charles Taylor, who stands accused of exporting blood diamonds to finance conflict in Sierra Leone during his tenure as president of
the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
For the first time ever, a representative of the United States last week attended
a memorial marking the anniversary of the Hiroshima nuclear bombing.
the annual meeting of the UN Human Rights Commission.
the opening ceremony of the United Nations General Assembly.
direct meetings between the governments of Israel an the Palestinian Authority.
The government of ______ last week called in the military to attempt to combat fires sweeping across wide swaths of the countryside.
the Czech Republic
A strike by truckers in _______ last week virtually shut down the tourism economy, dealing a major blow to the country’s ongoing political and economic crisis.
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