Current Events Quiz, November 4, 2013
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Tunisian athletes were suspended from competition in the Davis Cup for one year after one athlete, Malek Jaziri, was
accepted a bribe to forfeit a match against a Kazak opponent.
made homophobic statements classified as hate speech by European Union officials.
ordered by the government not to complete against an Israeli athlete.
found to have used performance-enhancing drugs ahead of the competition.
A report from Russian officials stated that ______ has been missing for more than 10 days following a transfer to a new prison.
Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, a member of the dissident band Pussy Riot.
chess grand master and government critic Gary Kasparov
Alexei Navalny, a noted anti-corruption blogger and activist
exiled CIA employee and NSA contractor Edward Snowden
The lower house of parliament in _______ last week passed a controversial measure that would grant amnesty to and pave the way for the return of former Prime Minsiter Thaksin Shnawatra.
A new report issued by the United Nations concluded that more than $400 million was netted between 2005 and 2012 by
pirates operating off the Horn of Africa.
Western companies operating illegally in Africa.
drug companies providing substandard pharmaceuticals to African consumers.
government officials accepting bribes across African.
The government of Mexico last week passed a new law that would
impose stricter drug sentencing requirements in an effort to fight the growing influence of drug cartels in the country.
expand access to health care for pregnant women and children in an effort to reduce the country’s child mortality rate.
impose higher taxes on junk food in an effort to curb the country’s growing obesity rate.
increase the tax rate on the highest income brackets in an effort to reduce the growing levels of inequality in the country.
Two Radio France International journalists were reportedly kidnapped on Saturday by unknown assailants while investigating operations against Islamic militants in the northern region of
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford said he will not resign despite a statement issued by the city’s police chief that its investigators had recovered a video purportedly showing the mayor
physically striking his wife.
smoking crack cocaine.
accepting a bribe from city contractors.
engaged in sexual relations with a prostitute.
US officials last week confirmed that Hakimullah Mehsud had been killed in a drone strike in Pakistan. Who was Mehsud?
The new leader of al Qaeda.
The leader of the Afghani Taliban.
The leader of the Pakistani Taliban.
The leader of al Qaeda in Iraq.
The governments of Brazil and Germany last week responded to allegations of large-scale US surveillance—including tapping of their leader’s personal cell phones—by
formally lodging a joint complaint with the US State Department and withdrawing their ambassadors to the United States.
expanding their own surveillance operations against US citizens and government officials.
withdrawing from free trade negotiations with the United States and announcing they would suspend all cooperation with the United States until its government formally renounced its surveillance operations.
calling on the United Nations General Assembly to adopt a draft resolution calling for the right to privacy in the digital age.
President Barack Obama met with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki last week to discuss the situation in Iraq. What specific request did Prime Minister Maliki make of President Obama with respect to US foreign policy?
To withdraw all US military advisers from Iraq by the end of the year.
To increase military assistance in Iraq by providing attack helicopters and other gear for the Iraqi military.
To include Iraq in a proposed Middle Eastern Free Trade Agreement planned by the United States.
To re-deploy US ground forces to Iraq to assist with the maintenance of security in the country.
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