Current Events Quiz,February 25, 2013
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French actor Gerard Depardieu was registered as a Russian resident last week, having sought Russian citizenship in an effort to
avoid paying higher taxes in France.
escape the threat of criminal prosecution in France.
bridge growing political differences between Russia and France.
help his Russian wife move abroad.
The government of Iran last week claimed that it had _______, casting doubt on the success of a new round of talks between Iran, the United States, and other key parties scheduled to begin on Tuesday.
deployed a powerful conventional bomb equal in explosive power to a small nuclear device
developed a new ballistic missile system capable of striking the continental United States
successfully tested a nuclear weapon in conjunction with North Korea
discovered new uranium reserves that would triple the country’s stockpile
Germany’s development minister, Dirk Niebel, last week sparked controversy when he suggested that
Germany should suspend aid to struggling European economies and focus on more extreme poverty in the global south.
the European Union should develop a unified foreign aid policy.
Germany’s development aid program should be eliminated in an effort to tackle the country’s mounting debt.
horsemeat-tainted food should be distributed to the poor.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez returned home last week, after spending several months in Cuba receiving treatment for
President Barack Obama last week announced a new US military drone base would be opened in ______, signaling the African continent’s growing importance in US antiterrorism efforts.
At least four people died in Bangladesh last week after police clashed with Islamist protestors who took to the streets to demonstrate against
corruption in the ruling Awami League.
a High Court decision overturning requirements that women wear burqas throughout the country.
bloggers accused of blasphemy.
the decision of the parliament to permit women to run for elected office in the country.
Italy’s campaign season came to an end on Sunday, as voters went to the polls to cast their ballot. The election pits the country’s largest and most powerful political parties against one another. But projections that the Five Star Movement (M5S) may perform well in the balloting surprised political observers. Why?
The M5S was a longstanding puppet of the Soviet Union during the Cold War.
The leader of the M5S is a professional comedian.
The M5S did not exist at the start of the political campaign season.
The M5S is not a political party and has no candidates for elected office.
Two bicycle bombs exploded, killing at least 11 people and wounding more than 50 in a busy shopping district in the southern Indian city of _____ last week.
According to a report issued by the US government last week, a growing body of evidence suggests that the overwhelming percentage of cyber-attacks on American companies and government agencies are the result of covert efforts by the government of
Following the conclusion of last week’s G-20 meeting in Moscow, Member States issued a communiqué in which they promised to
coordinate efforts to address the military situation in Mali.
expand efforts to address the ongoing economic and fiscal crisis in Southern Europe.
let the market set currency values and to refrain from competitive devaluation.
establish new rules governing food safety and food trade.
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