Current Events Quiz, January 7, 2013
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The Swiss bank Wegelin, founded in 1741, announced last week it would cease operations. The primary factor driving Wegelin’s decision was a $57.8 million fine imposed by the U.S. government for
hiding assets seized from Jewish victims of the Holocaust by the Nazi government.
refusing to comply with new U.S. regulations on banking transparency.
aiding terrorists organizations by illicitly transferring their assets out of Europe.
helping U.S. citizens hide billions of dollars from the Internal Revenue Service.
Protests turned violent in East Belfast, Northern Ireland, continued over the weekend after 100 individuals attacked police officers with bricks and smoke bombs. The protests were initially sparked by
the English Church’s refusal to permit Irish citizens to be buried in Catholic cemeteries.
the British government’s decision to dissolve Northern Ireland’s parliament.
a proposal to establish closer governmental coordination between Ireland and Northern Ireland.
City Hall’s decision to fly the union (British) flag on specific days.
Presidents Omar al-Bashir of Sudan and Salva Kir of _______ met in Ethiopia last week in an effort to move peace talks between the two countries ahead.
the Central African Republic
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and his government appear to be headed towards a constitutional crisis, as rival political parties offer competing interpretations of key provisions governing
criminal immunity for members of parliament.
the replacement of the country’s entire Supreme Court.
presidential incapacitation and succession.
the dissolution of the parliament.
Relations between the United Kingdom and _______ suffered a setback last week as both countries took out newspaper advertisements emphasizing their claim over the disputed Falkland Islands.
Mexican troops killed 12 people after coming under attack in a clash with suspected drug gang members carrying automatic weapons, two grenade launchers, and packets of cocaine and marijuana in the Mexican state of
Hundreds of thousands of supporters of Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah party held rallies in Gaza to mark the group’s 48th anniversary. Why were the rallies significant?
They demonstrate the easing of tensions between Hamas and Fatah.
They demonstrate the relative strength of Fatah in its negotiations with Israel over the status of Gaza.
They illustrate the depth of support for Fatah in its struggle against its rival Hamas.
They show how strongly Fatah supports Iran and Syria.
The Israeli government last week announced it would ease restrictions on imports of ______ into Gaza, signaling progress on talks to maintain a cease fire between Hamas and Israel.
food and medical supplies
On Tuesday, the Iranian government sparked international concern following its decision to go ahead with
launching a satellite into low-earth orbit.
test firing an intermediate-range missile capable of striking Western Europe.
enriching nuclear weapons grade uranium.
a naval exercise focused on striking drone aircraft and unmanned vessels in international waters.
On Friday, charges or rape, murder, and other crimes were filed in New Delhi again five defendants accused of carrying out an attack against
a 23-year old Indian student on a city bus.
a British diplomat.
a member of the Indian parliament.
an American expatriate living in the city.
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