Current Events Quiz, May 7, 2012
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France's presidential election on Sunday was won by
Nicolas Sarkozy, the incumbent.
Francois Hollande, the challenger.
no candidate; a runoff election will be necessary.
Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the unlikely candidate.
President Obama made a surprise visit to this country last week and signed a strategic partnership agreement which will last until 2024.
Japan's nuclear program made news last week when the country
announced that it could build a nuclear weapon very quickly "if necessary."
tested its first nuclear weapon.
restarted the nuclear reactors that had been badly damaged in the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
completed the shutdown of all of its nuclear power plants.
Chen Guangcheng left the U.S. embassy in Beijing last week, where he had been under U.S. protection for several days. Mr. Chen is well known as
a U.S. citizen who has criticized China for its human rights policies.
a Chinese dissident and lawyer.
a Chinese official who has protested official corruption.
a convert to Mormonism who has been persecuted for his faith.
After Chen Guangchen left the U.S. embassy, he voiced concerns for his safety and a deal was reportedly negotiated which would allow him to
emigrate to the country of his choice.
study in the United States.
be interviewed by Red Cross monitors on a monthly basis while he completes his sentence under house arrest.
live in Beijing under the protection of Chinese security forces.
As Greeks went to the polls on Sunday for parliamentary elections, it was clear that the mainstream political parties who have dominated the most recent government would
challenge the election results with accusations of widespread fraud.
maintain their current strength in parliament.
European leaders and EU Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso have announced they will not attend matches at the Euro 2012 games in Ukraine in order to protest
Ukraine's restrictions on natural gas exports to Western Europe.
Russia's post-Cold War interference in Ukraine's internal affairs.
Ukraine's anti-immigrant policies.
Ukraine's treatment of its jailed former prime minister.
Following the lead of Argentina, the government of _______________ has seized the assets of Spanish power company Red Electrica.
Last week South Korea accused North Korea of
violating the demilitarized zone between the two countries.
intercepting food shipments headed for Seoul.
jamming the navigation signals of hundreds of civilian flights into and out of South Korea.
providing clandestine assistance to Iran's nuclear program.
In Myanmar, opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, whose party has been boycotting parliament
announced that she will not take her oath of office until Myanmar is a "free nation."
demanded new elections before her party would participate in Myanmar's government.
took her oath of office and became a member of parliament.
announced her intention to run for president.
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