Current Events Quiz, December 2, 2013
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The government of Colombia last week recalled its envoy to Nicaragua to protest
the expulsion of the Nicaraguan ambassador earlier this month.
a border dispute in the Caribbean.
a new security agreement between Nicaragua and the United States.
the detention of two Colombian citizens on charges of narcotrafficking.
Merrill Newman, a US citizen held for more than three months in _______, last week issued a “confession” justifying his detention in the country. The statement was dismissed by US authorities, who continue to demand his release, as coerced.
The Tuareg separatist group in Mali issued a statement over the weekend ending a ceasefire with government forces, one day after clashes between troops and protestors erupted in the country. The Tuareg are
a religious minority opposed to the expansion of Islam in Mali.
a nationalist group that wants to end multi-ethnic rule in Mali.
a terrorist group with close ties to al Qaeda.
an ethnic minority who live a nomadic pastoralist lifestyle.
A massive fire last week destroyed a landmark building designed by famed modernist architect Oscar Niemeyer in _________, Brazil.
Rio de Janeiro
The United States government last week offered to assist the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons in the destruction of chemical weapons belonging to the government of
Several religious groups in the Dominican Republic protested the appointment of US Ambassador James Brewster to the country last week, citing concerns that Brewster
had played a role in the National Security Agency’s surveillance operations.
could not speak French, the national language of the country.
was an atheist.
Pro-European Union protesters were violently dispersed by police in _______ over the weekend after the country’s president, Viktor Yanukovych, rejected a proposed free trade deal with the EU.
Eight people were killed over the weekend when a police helicopter crashed into a pub in the Scottish city of
United Nations nuclear inspectors were granted access to Iranian nuclear facilities last week, days after a new agreement on Iran’s nuclear program was struck in Geneva. Which UN organization is responsible for the day-to-day monitoring Iran’s nuclear program?
The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Program
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization
The International Atomic Energy Agency
The United Nations Security Council
The Obama administration issued a statement urging American commercial airlines to comply with new China’s new air defense zone hours after the Chinese government scrambled fighter jets to patrol a new area located in
the Sea of Japan.
the South China Sea.
the East China Sea.
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