Current Events Quiz,December 24, 2012
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President Barack Obama last week announced that he was nominating Senator John Kerry to replace Hillary Clinton as
Secretary of State.
U.S. Trade Representative.
Secretary of Defense.
Director of the Central Intelligence Agency.
According to UN officials, a United Nations helicopter operating in _________ as part of the organization’s peacekeeping mission n the country was shot down on Friday by the country’s military. A government spokesperson claimed the cause of the incident was not yet clear.
The Democratic Republic of the Congo
The United Nations Security Council on Thursday unanimously approved a resolution authorizing African Union forces to help the country’s government oust Islamic extremists operating in the northern part of
The Democratic Republic of the Congo.
British courts last week rejected a case by Noor Khan, a Pakistani man, who had sued the British government in an attempt to
force the British government to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan.
reveal if the United Kingdom had provided assistance for U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan.
expand British aid to Pakistani refugees in the United Kingdom.
expose supposed British aid for India’s nuclear program.
Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti is expected to resign from office this week, following through on a promise to leave office once
the European Union had approved a new relief package for Italy.
his successor had been named.
accusations of corruption against his government had been resolved.
the Italian parliament passed his austerity budget.
Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad last week called for a boycott of Israeli goods following a dispute between Israel and Palestine over Israel’s
closure of its border with Gaza.
refusal to transfer tax revenues to the West Bank.
decision to revoke its diplomatic recognition of Palestinian passports.
expansion of settlements in the West Bank.
Park Geun-hye became the first woman to be elected as President of South Korea. Park is also well know as
the mother of a dissident and peace activist arrested on four separate occasions for sneaking into North Korea.
the cousin of United Nations Secretary General Ban ki-Moon.
the daughter of a former South Korean dictator who seized power through a military coup.
the sister of the singer Psy, whose “Gangnam Style” became the first YouTube video to break 1 billion views.
An independent inquiry into the attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in _________ last week faulted the State Department for ignoring threats to the security in the mission and failing to provide adequately trained security personnel.
The Syrian government last week escalated the ongoing conflict within the country as it deployed what weapon system despite international condemnation?
The International Criminal Court last week acquitted accused war criminal Mathieu Ngudjolo of charges that he had been involved in a 2003 attack on a village in the Democratic Republic of the Congo that resulted in more than 200 deaths. The ICC’s verdict was not expected because
Ngudjolo was the first sitting head of state to be tried by the ICC.
Ngudjolo had himself admitted he had participated in the attack.
more than 40 eyewitnesses to the event had testified against him.
it is only the second time that the Court has acquitted an individual brought before it.
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