Current Events Quiz, June 3, 2013
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Turkish police clashed with protestors who had occupied Taksim Square in central Isanbul last week. Protestors were demonstrating
to highlight the plight of Syrian refugees in Turkey.
in support of opposition forces in Syria.
to draw attention to the environmental impact of redevelopment efforts.
in opposition to a government plan to impose strict austerity measures.
Chinese officials rejected as “misjudgments” allegations by US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hegel that China had
exacerbated tensions with Japan by holding joint naval exercises in the South China Sea.
engaged in cyber intrusions into US defense networks.
provided advanced guidance systems to aid North Korean missile development efforts.
refused to grant asylum to North Korean refugees fleeing into China to avoid persecution.
Some 1,000 workers have been engaged in a protest against the expatriation of profits from mines in Kyrgyzstan controlled by Centerra Gold, a multinational corporation headquartered in
the United States.
The Lebanese parliament last week took what unusual step in response to ongoing concerns resulting from the Syrian crisis?
It agreed to grant Israel use of Lebanese airspace for operations against Syria.
It officially recognized the Syrian opposition while simultaneously maintaining relations with the Syrian government.
It expelled Hezbollah-backed political parties from the parliament.
It postponed parliamentary elections scheduled for June.
The United States last week removed what item from the list of items prohibited from sale to Iranian citizens?
Gasoline and petrochemical products
Mobile phones and other communications devices
Aircraft guidance systems
More than 60 people have been killed in ethnic clashes in the Darfur region of _________, in fighting for control over an arid region known for producing gum Arabic.
The International Criminal Court last week rejected a request from the Libyan government to
file a lawsuit against the United States for failing to act to prevent the deaths of 46 people in airstrikes against the Gaffafi regime in 2011.
withdraw from the universal jurisdiction of the court.
transfer custody and responsibility for the trial of Muammar Gaddafi’s son, Saif al-Islam.
sue Egypt for two deaths in the ENI Oil Platform burnout in 2008.
The Constitutional Court of ______ ruled that incumbent President Robert Mugabe, who has presided over the country since 1980, must schedule presidential elections no later than the end of July.
The United States government claimed that it killed Wali ur-Rehman, deputy leader of the Taliban in a drone strike over _______ last week, prompting an angry response from the country’s president, Asif Ali Zardari.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos last week dismissed as “crazy” assertions that his government was trying to destabilizing the regime of Henrique Capriles in neighboring
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