Current Events Quiz, February 10, 2014
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An aid convoy ferrying supplies to the besieged Syrian city of ________ last week came under fire and was pinned down for more than two hours, as both sides blamed the other for the attack on neutral relief workers.
Kenneth Bae, an American convicted in North Korea of trying to overthrow the government, was last week
granted a new trial.
freed from prison and returned to the United States.
moved from a forced labor camp into a hospital.
moved from a hospital back into a forced labor camp.
The International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, last week opened a preliminary investigation into possible war crimes in
the Central African Republic.
Hundreds of demonstrators clashed with riot police in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, last week, as Brazilians protested against
a rise in public transportation fees.
the adoption of IMF-sponsored austerity measures by the Brazilian parliament.
the ratification of the Free Trade of the Americas Agreement by the Brazilian parliament.
a court decision releasing former Brazilian President Fernando Henrique Cardoso from prison.
The government of _______ last week announced it would sent several warships to patrol and run exercises just outside the US maritime borders in the North Atlantic, asserting the move was a response to the US deployment of the Fifth Fleet in the Persian Gulf.
In an effort to improve relations with Pakistan, the US government last week announced it would
release more than 1,000 Pakistani nationals currently held at US-run prison facilities in Iraq and Afghanistan.
restrict drone use over Pakistan to strikes against al Qaeda targets only.
phase out use of drones in the country.
release more than $1 million in military and economic aid promised in 2009 but not yet delivered.
The 2014 Winter Olympic Games opened last week in
Pyeongchang, South Korea.
U.S. officials last week issued a warning that terrorists may try to disrupt the Winter Olympics by
hijacking a plane seeking to crash it into an Olympic venue.
smuggling explosives in toothpaste tubes.
hacking the Olympic broadcast signal to broadcast their own propaganda.
kidnapping or assassinating American Olympic athletes.
More than 2,000 people were evacuated from downtown ________ last week after an unexploded 450kg World War II bomb was found at a construction site.
The US government last week condemned Russia for releasing a private conversation between two US diplomats discussing the crisis in Ukraine. In that taped conversation, Victoria Nuland, the assistant secretary of state for European affairs, is heard to
condemn President Obama’s “lack of vision” in addressing global politics.
dismiss the role of the European Union in addressing the Ukrainian crisis.
make statements supportive of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
do all of the above.
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