Current Events Quiz, February 13, 2012
This activity contains 10 questions.
The president of _________________ was ousted at gunpoint last week.
Amid growing U.S. concern and diplomatic pressure, Egypt last week ___________________ the 19 U.S. citizens it had been holding.
referred to criminal trial
released, in exchange for increased economic assistance,
ordered the indefinite imprisonment of
released without conditions
It was announced last week that the two largest Palestinian factions, Hamas and Fatah, would
sever all ties due "irreconcilable differences" over militant activities.
resolve their power struggle through a nationwide referendum.
form a unity government.
recognize Israel's right to exist in exchange for certain Israeli territorial concessions.
A dispute between the European Union and China escalated last week as China ordered its airlines
to sever all contracts with EU-based corporations over fears of commercial espionage.
to stop shipments of EU agricultural goods until an array of safety concerns had been dealt with.
not to comply with an EU charge on carbon emissions.
not to fly to any EU country that has "insulted the sovereignty" of China.
After the UN Security Council failed to agree on a plan of action toward Syria, the Syrian government continued its fierce attacks on this city, the focal point of the rebellion.
Fears mounted last week that ____________ would be forced into a messy default after its leaders failed to agree on new austerity measures in exchange for a new EU bailout.
In a surprise revelation, it was reported last week that China held talks with members of the Syrian
national oil company, despite Beijing's official sanctions against the country.
government despite Beijing's claims that it had cut off all contact with the "murderous regime."
military command responsible for suppressing the rebellion.
Tensions rose between Great Britain and Argentina last week over Britain's alleged militarization of these disputed islands.
the Channel Islands
the Galapagos Islands
Mixed messages about democracy emerged from this country last week, as opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi began her campaign for a parliamentary seat but an activist monk was detained by the government.
The prime minister of this European country resigned last week after nationwide protests against austerity measures.
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