Current Events Quiz, December 31, 2012
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Thousands of protesters took to the streets of Delhi over the weekend, protesting
a plan to increase India's military spending while cutting its social spending.
the refusal of Indian election officials to permit the Indian Communist Party from participating in the country's upcoming elections.
a proposal to enter negotiations with Pakistan over the disputed area of Kashmir.
the death of a woman who was gang raped in the city while riding public transit.
French President Francois Hollande suffered a setback last week after the French Constitutional Council ruled which policy reform central to his election campaign unconstitutional?
The reintroduction of the French franc as a parallel currency to the euro.
The imposition of a new 75% tax rate on France's wealthiest citizens.
The development of a joint European military strike force.
The expelling of thousands of Algerians and Moroccans from the country.
Filipino President Benigno Aquino signed into law a proposal that would make what legal in the country?
all of the above
A new law tightened the government's control over the Internet in China. What does the new law do?
Require the government approve all websites before they can be indexed on search engines like Google.
Require Internet users to use their real name to access the Internet.
Require Internet service providers track the search patterns of all Internet users.
All of the above
Russian President Vladimir Putin last week signed a proposal into law that would
expand Russian military spending to Cold War-era levels.
ban adoptions of Russian children by American parents.
expel all American journalists from the country.
prohibit Americans from visiting Russia without a visa.
The United States government has formally requested the extradition of Henry de Jesus Lopez from Argentina. On what charges does the United States want Lopez extradited?
selling U.S. military secrets
Iran's Health Minister, Marziyeh Vahid Dastjerdi, was fired last week after a public dispute with President Majmoud Ahmadinejad. What made Dastjerdi's position interesting?
Dastjerdi was the only female minister in the country's government.
Dastjerdi had been seen as a potential successor to the presidency.
Dastjerdi was an atheist.
Dastjerdi was the only opposition party member in the country's government.
In a potentially important development to address the ongoing conflict in Syria, the government of _____ last week announced it was willing to host peace talks between government and rebel forces.
the United States
The Greek Socialist Party has expelled former Finance Minister George Papaconstantinou over allegations he
embezzled more than $1 billion from E.U. stabilization funds for Greece.
refused to investigate charges of mismanagement within the Finance Ministry.
engaged in an affair with his administrative assistant.
protested relatives from accusations of tax evasion.
After weeks of clashes around the town of Bambai, the government of ______ has agreed to open negotiations with the Seleka rebels.
the Democratic Republic of the Congo
the Central African Republic
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