Current Events Quiz, January 16, 2012
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The U.S. has announced that it will restore diplomatic relations with
The ratings agency Standard and Poor's made news last week by downgrading the credit rating of this European country.
Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad made a surprise announcement last week, saying that members of the opposition that is threatening his regime
could be granted amnesty.
would be allowed safe passage out of the country if they agreed to leave peacefully.
would henceforth be "shot on sight" by Syria's security forces.
would be invited to the presidential palace to discuss a power-sharing deal.
In its closely watched presidential election, Taiwan
elected a new leader who favors close ties to China.
re-elected the current president.
experienced an extremely close election, which remains unresolved due to calls for recounts and accusations of fraud.
elected a new leader who favors independence from China.
An Iranian nuclear scientist was killed last week in
a drone strike in downtown Tehran.
his vacation home in Switzerland.
a car bombing.
an accident in his lab.
Hakimullah Mehsud, the head of the Pakistani Taliban, has reportedly been
sighted in Iran meeting with key officials.
captured by Pakistani soldiers.
kidnapped by U.S. special forces in Pakistan's tribal region and flown to an undisclosed location for interrogation.
killed by a U.S. drone strike.
A dispute between the U.S. and China grew last week as the U.S. sanctioned Chinese companies
who "dumped" millions of dollars worth of cheap goods in the U.S. market.
who reportedly ignored safety precautions in manufacturing toys for export to the U.S.
for selling refined oil products to Iran.
with "inappropriate ties" to the Chinese president.
An Iranian-American who was convicted by Iran of being a CIA spy was last week
released from custody after heavy international pressure.
revealed to be a "double agent" who actually spied for Iran against the U.S.
sentenced to life in prison.
sentenced to death.
American and Afghan officials last week condemned the behavior shown in a video. This video purports to show
officials from Afghanistan's defense ministry taking bribes from Taliban fighters.
Taliban fighters decapitating a hostage.
U.S. troops killing an unarmed Afghan man.
U.S. troops desecrating the dead bodies of Taliban fighters.
The president of this country is facing a powerful protest movement from unions who have threatened to shut down the country's oil production.
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