Current Events Quiz, September 2, 2013
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The Colombian government deployed troops to the country’s capital, Bogota, in an effort to quell protests by thousands demanding
an end to the ongoing war with the drug cartels.
the legalization of the opposition Alternative Democratic Pole party.
increased financial support for small farmers.
reform to the country’s strict immigration policies.
Mexico announced it had exported its first shipment of ______ to China last week. The Mexican government is hoping that China will become the second largest export market behind the United States.
The M23 rebel group in _______ last week announced its forces would “withdraw” three miles from the front line following days of clashes with United Nations-backed forces in the eastern part of the country.
the Democratic Republic of the Congo
In a sign that recent efforts to improve relations between North Korea and the West might be beginning to stall, the government of North Korea last week cancelled a planned US envoy’s visit. The envoy was supposed to
inspect suspected nuclear facilities in North Korea to verify the country’s compliance with UN resolutions.
meet with human rights activists in North Korea.
visit with a US citizen sentenced to 15 years had labor in North Korea last May.
certify conclusion of an agreement between North and South Korea on the reopening the Kaesong Industrial Region.
United Nations Human Rights Commissioner Navi Pillay last week issued a statement sharply critical fo the government of ______, asserting that the country has increasingly slipped towards authoritarianism since the civil war ended four years ago.
British Prime Minister David Cameron last week recalled the British Parliament to discuss the crisis in
While most observers now acknowledge that the Syrian government used chemical weapons against its own population last week, which two governments remain Syria’s most important allies, potentially blocking any United Nations actions against it?
Russia and France
Russia and China
China and France
Britain and France
A teenage boy in India was last week sentenced to three years in prison for his involvement in
the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks.
a covert Pakistani operation to destabilize the Indian government.
the gang rape of a medical student.
the sale of foodstuffs deemed unfit for human consumption.
Pope Francis last week named Archbishop Pietro Parolin as the Vatican’s Secretary of State. Why is the appointment significant?
Because the Secretary of State assumes the role of interim Pope should the current Pope become incapacitated.
Because Parolin had been fired from the same position by Pope Benedict in 2010.
Because it signals the beginning of Pope Francis’ effort to replace key members of Benedict’s administrative team.
Because Parolin would be the first non-European to hold the key post.
According to a report by Chinese state media, at least fifteen people were killed in the city of Shanghai last week by
a botched bank robbery resulting in an armed standoff.
violence that erupted during a pro-Tibet protest in the city.
food tainted with high doses of chemical insecticides.
a liquid ammonia chemical leak.
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