Current Events Quiz, December 12, 2011
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This powerful Egyptian group, which had great success in the country's parliamentary elections, has pulled out of an advisory council set up by Egypt's military rulers.
the Muslim Brotherhood
the liberal Egyptian Democracy party
the Coptic Alliance
Most members of the European Union have agreed to new rules that will
exempt heavily indebted countries from the EU's fiscal guidelines.
enforce fiscal discipline and penalize violators.
restrict immigration from North Africa and the Middle East.
allow Greece and Italy to temporarily use their own currencies instead of the euro.
This high-profile EU member state refused to agree to the new EU rules.
Pakistan's embattled president made news last week as he reportedly left the country
to seek asylum in the West.
to negotiate a cross-border truce with the Taliban in Afghanistan.
for medical treatment.
on a secret peace mission to arch-rival India.
Fears of armed conflict grew last week after a disputed election in this African country.
In Russia's parliamentary elections, the ruling party United Russia
maintained its proportion of seats.
was the only party on the ballot.
In the aftermath of the Russian elections, Moscow's streets were filled last Saturday with
pro-Putin demonstrators celebrating United Russia's victory.
tanks and soldiers refusing to allow any assembly of Russian citizens.
a bellicose military parade that many in the West heralded as the beginning of a new Cold War.
thousands of citizens protesting government interference in the elections.
Climate talks in Durban, South Africa last week
reached a new global accord that excludes the United States and China.
were postponed until 2012.
failed to reach agreement on extending the Kyoto treaty.
reached a new global accord that includes the world's top carbon emitters.
A U.S. citizen was jailed last week for insulting, in a blog post, the monarch of this country.
Twin attacks targeting Shia Muslims last week killed 59 people and raised fears that insurgents are seeking to provoke sectarian strife in this country.
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