Current Events Quiz, September 7, 2010
This activity contains 10 questions.
A European Union summit of Interior Ministers is scheduled to meet in Paris on Monday to discuss
nuclear proliferation in Iran.
the Greek economic crisis.
the eurozone crisis.
What major event last week raised concerns regarding potential shortfalls in the world food supply?
Chinese demand for corn and wheat more than doubled to feed increases in livestock production.
Australia announced it would need to import an additional 1 million metric tons of wheat to meet current demand.
Thailand and India announced a 6 month moratorium on rice exports.
Russia announced a 12 month moratorium on grain exports.
Israeli and Palestinian leaders last week agreed to
renounce the use of violence in bilateral relations.
end Israeli settlement in the West Bank.
pursue multilateral discussions between all Arab neighbors and Israel to resolve outstanding issues.
hold direct talks.
In a sign of improving relations between the two countries, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on Sunday opened a new pipeline to export oil from Russia to
Rain-fed landslides killed more than 35 people over the weekend in
The three month effort to establish a new government in _______ failed over the weekend after the two major parties could not establish a coalition.
A United Nations report on the Congo leaked last week suggested that forces allied with the government of Rwanda may have
attempted to assassinate the president of the Congo.
committed crimes of genocide in the Congo.
conspired with the enemies of the government of the Congo to destabilize the government.
engaged in illegal mining and export of precious metals.
China and the United States last week
staged rival naval exercises in the Yellow Sea.
undertook a new round of bilateral trade talks intended to resolve balance of trade issues.
agreed to hold talks to address U.S. concerns over Chinese currency values.
established a new counter-terrorism agreement.
Defying forecasts of an economic slowdown, the economy of ______ grew at an annualized rate of 8.9 percent in the first half of 2010.
Naoto Kan, Japan’s Prime Minister, is engaged in a leadership challenge which could undermine the success of his party in upcoming elections. What party does Kan represent?
The Liberal Party (LDP)
The New Komeito Party (NKP)
The Democratic Party (DJP)
The Communist Party (JCP)
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