Current Events Quiz, May 21, 2012
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Former Bosnian Serb commander Ratko Mladic made news last week
for agreeing to organize and train Syria's rebels.
as he was executed for his role in the Bosnian genocide of 1992-95.
as he became the first non-American to take command of NATO.
as his war crimes trial began.
Pakistan and the U.S. appeared close to a deal last week that would
ensure Pakistan's new constitution protects women's rights.
allow U.S. special forces soldiers to be stationed on Pakistan's soil.
absolve U.S. soldiers of legal responsibility for the raid that killed Osama bin Laden.
reopen supply lines for the Afghanistan war effort.
Greece's efforts to form a government last week produced
a new coalition that favors adherence to Greece's strict bailout terms.
a national unity government that is committed to Greece remaining a member of the eurozone.
a new coalition that rejects the harsh austerity measures imposed by Greece's lenders.
no deal, only a "caretaker" government until new elections are held in June.
The crisis involving Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng appeared to come to an end last week as he
was cleared of all charges and allowed to study law in Beijing.
returned to house arrest with a much reduced sentence and promises of "fair treatment."
was allowed to emigrate to Taiwan to study law.
arrived in the U.S. with his family.
Iran executed a man last week who had allegedly
killed an Iranian nuclear scientist.
insulted the Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Khamenei.
converted to Christianity.
This organization has launched its first attack on Somalia's pirates, hitting a pirate base with an airstrike.
the United Nations
the European Union
the African Union
At last week's G8 meeting in the U.S., the world's wealthiest countries reportedly "ganged up" on this country's leader, trying to get the leader to focus on growth rather than austerity measures.
The leader of ________________ did not attend the G8 meeting, a decision viewed as threatening increased tensions with the United States.
It was reported last week that six oil-rich monarchies in the Middle East, led by ________________, are seeking closer relations on security and foreign affairs in the wake of the upheavals of the Arab Spring.
Ahead of a weekend NATO summit, the Obama administration engaged in "arm-twisting" to secure pledges from its allies to contribute financial aid to
combat AIDS in Africa.
support the troubled eurozone.
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