Current Events Quiz, July 15, 2013
This activity contains 10 questions.
Seven members of a joint United Nations-African Union peacekeeping team were killed and 17 were injured in an attack by unknown forces during a routine patrol over the weekend in
Four states members the Southern Common Market, or Mercosur, announced last week they would recall their ambassadors to France, Spain, Portugal, and Italy to protest the
imposition of new trade barriers on tropical products to the European Union.
forced landing and search of a plane belonging to the President of Bolivia.
refusal of the European Union to extradite Jose Salazar who is wanted by Mercosur on charges of espionage.
sinking of a Brazilian naval vessel by British aircraft off the coast of the Falkland Islands.
Sergio Cabral, governor of the Brazilian state of ______, condemned violent protests that broke out over the weekend following a day of union-led strikes and rallies.
Rio de Janeiro
The Chinese government announced the evacuation of more than 300,000 people from the eastern portion of the country over concerns that ________ would cause widespread damage in that region.
an accidental nuclear release
widespread air pollution
The Chinese government last week announced it would suspend plans to build a ______ in the southern city of Jingmen following widespread protests against the move.
nuclear power plant
toxic waste dump
The government of _______ last week announced it had reached an agreement with rebels from the Wa ethnic group in the eastern portion of the country.
Malala Yousafzai, the girl shot by Talibian forces in _______ for seeking an education, addressed the United Nation last week to promote female education around the world.
The parliament of _______ last week amended the code governing the armed forces in an effort to limit the military’s political influence in the country.
An appeals court in Guatemala last week ruled that Waldemar Lorenzana can be extradicted to the United States, where he is wanted for his alleged
links to Mexico’s Sinaloa drug cartel.
embezzling of money while a financial analyst at Goldman Sachs.
release of classified information while an employee at the Central Intelligence Agency.
involvement in crimes against humanity during the 1980s war in Nicaragua.
More than twenty people were killed over the weekend in ______ when two bombs exploded near Sunni mosques in the country’s capital over the weekend.
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