Current Events Quiz, March 19, 2012
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John Demjanjuk died last week. He was appealing a 5-year prison sentence and was notorious for being a
key architect of the global financial crisis.
guard at a Nazi death camp.
financier of international terrorism.
scandal-plagued former German Chancellor.
This former Libyan official, wanted by the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity, was arrested last weekend in Mauritania.
Moammar Qaddafi's spy chief.
The former Vice President of Libya.
Moammar Qaddafi's son.
The former Chief of Staff of the Libyan army.
A 30-minute video that became the most viral video in history has built momentum for apprending this indicted war criminal.
After U.S.-Afghan relations deteriorated following the massacre of 16 civilians by a U.S. soldier, President Obama said that
the U.S. would not withdraw from Afghanistan earlier than planned.
the U.S. was considering moving up the withdrawal deadline "if events warrant."
the U.S. would proceed with a more brisk departure schedule than originally contemplated, in deference to the wishes of President Karzai.
the U.S. would consider withdrawing early only if the Taliban could be brought into "substantive" peace talks.
This key Egyptian religious leader died last week.
the Coptic Pope
the Ayatollah of Alexandria
the chief Imam of Alexandria
the country's chief Sunni sheikh
French President Sarkozy has made the EU an issue in his reelection campaign by controversially threatening to pull France out of the
EU climate change treaty.
EU Common Security and Defense Policy.
EU's passport-free travel zone.
North Korea has encountered international opposition over its plan to
cut off all travel and exchange programs between North and South Korea.
reinforce its artillery and rocket forces on the border with South Korea.
carry out an underground nuclear test.
launch a rocket-mounted satellite into orbit.
Bo Xilai, an official in line for promotion to the Chinese Communist Party's senior ranks, made news last week by
being "purged" and removed from his position.
calling the United States an "evil empire."
voluntarily stepping down after a series of scandals.
publicly threatening the use of force against Taiwan.
Ex-Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga was found guilty last week of conscripting child soldiers, becoming the first person ever convicted by
the International Court of Justice.
the War Crimes Tribunal for the Congo.
the International Criminal Court.
the Central African Court of Justice.
Last week marked the first anniversary of the uprising in this country, which has killed more than 8,000 people and forced 230,000 to flee their homes.
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