Current Events Quiz, September 28, 2010
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The Commonwealth Games Federation last week issued a scathing criticism of _____’s preparation efforts ahead of next month’s Commonwealth Games, which the country is slated to host.
A potential new dispute between the United States and China emerged last week after China announced its intention to move forward with plans to export two nuclear reactors to
Forces in _______ announced that they had killed rebel leader Victor Suárez Rojas, who was a key leader in the country’s main leftwing rebel group, Farc.
Tensions between China and Japan last week intensified after China accused four Japanese citizens of
illegally filming a Chinese military site.
stealing Chinese state secrets.
illegally fishing in Chinese territorial waters.
spreading disinformation in China.
Which of the following was NOT among the issues stressed by President Obama during his meeting on Thursday with Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao?
Devaluing the renminbi, the Chinese currency.
Stronger protection of intellectual property rights.
Improved treatment of American companies operating in China.
Improving military cooperation between the United States and China.
The European Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Affairs, Olli Rehn, last week announced a proposal to crackdown on public finances. Specifically, Rehn proposed legislation that would
levy fines against EU governments that fail to limit public debt.
improve EU regulatory oversight of private banking practices in Member States.
expel EU members who “endanger the financial security of the European Union.”
give the European Commission the power to veto budget and spending proposals by Member States.
In a surprise result, _______ was elected as the leader of the Labour Party in Britain over the weekend, promptly declaring Tony Blair’s “New Labour” dead.
The French military over the weekend launched operations intended to locate five French nationals believed to have been kidnapped by Islamist militants operating in
the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
World leaders converged on New York last week for the annual opening session of the
World Trade Organization.
International Monetary Fund.
Plans by the European Union to issue a formal censure of the French government appear to be moving forward, with the intention of issuing the statement next week. Why did the EU censure the French government?
For failing to contribute forces to the European Defense Force.
For failing to provide mandated contributions to the European Commission.
For enacting policies discriminating against Roma minorities.
For making disparaging remarks about the President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso.
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