Current Events Quiz,October 22, 2012
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Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teen shot by Taliban militants for advocating education for girls, was sent to ______ for treatment last week. Doctors indicate that she will require prolonged care to recover.
the United States
the United Kingdom
Former Bosnian leader Radovan Karadzic launched his defense at the United Nations Criminal Tribunal at the Hague last week. With what is Karadzic charged?
all of the above
In a move intended to signal his countries increasing openness, Cuban President Raúl Castro last week announced that
Cubans seeking to travel outside the country would no longer need an exit visa.
Cuba would be seeking membership in the World Trade Organization.
Cuba was moving forward with a proposed free trade deal with the European Union.
Americans seeking to visit Cuba would no longer require an entry visa.
For the first time in more than a decade, rebel forces known as the FARC were meeting with the government of _____, seeking to end the longest running war in the Western Hemisphere, dating back some fifty years.
A massive car bomb detonated in the capital of _______ on Friday, killing at least eight and wounding dozens. The attack is believed to be associated with the ongoing conflict in neighboring Syria.
The Chinese government last week engaged in naval exercises in the East China Sea. Observers believe the exercises were a response to
increasing tensions between China and Japan over control of the disputed Senkaku/Diaoyu islands.
the proposed sale of fifteen advanced interceptor jets to Vietnam by the United States.
increasing tensions between Russia and China over control of the disputed Zhenbao/Damansky island.
the proposed sale of fifteen advanced interceptor jets to Taiwan by the United States.
A European Union summit last week concluded an agreement that, according to French President Francois Hollande, will permit the seventeen-nation Eurozone to “advance more quickly and with more assurance.” What did the agreement do?
Create a new three-member Governance Board that would be to independently establish monetary policy within the Eurozone.
Facilitate a closer connection and easier access to International Monetary Fund support for troubled eurozone economies.
Double the size of the European bailout fund for Greece and Spain.
Establish a single banking supervisor as a precursor towards creating a banking union.
Nearly 15,000 striking mine workers returned to work on Friday, ending the ongoing strike that crippled gold and platinum production in ______, one of the world’s largest producers.
Rwanda was elected to the United Nations Security Council on Friday, one day after a leaked United Nations report said that the Rwandan government
failed to abide by its international obligations to protect foreign ambassadors in the country.
had attempted to cover up its involvement in the 1994 Rwandan genocide.
was supporting an ongoing rebellion in neighboring Democratic Republic of the Congo.
was engaged in covert activities intended to destabilize the government of neighboring Uganda.
In a sign that relations between the two countries are improving, the United States invited ______ to observe military exercises in Thailand.
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