Current Events Quiz, March 17, 2014
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Riots erupted in _________ last week after Berkin Elvan, a boy injured when he was hit by a tear gas canister fired by police in June, died.
In a sign that relations between the two countries are continuing to deteriorate, Venezuela’s Foreign Minister, Elias Jaua, accused ___________ of inciting violence in Venezuela, calling him a “murderer” last week.
US Ambassador to Venezuela Larry Leon Palmer
President Barack Obama
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel
Secretary of State John Kerry
A French court last week sentenced Pascal Simbikangwa, former officer in the Central Intelligence Service of Rwanda, to 25 years in prison on charges that he
had embezzled more than $10 million in foreign aid designed for Rwanda.
“defamed the French character” by asserting that the French government had covertly assisted the regime of Colonel Theoneste Bagosora as it engaged in the 1994 Rwandan genocide.
helped participated in and helped to facilitate the 1994 Rwandan genocide.
murdered the former French Ambassador to Rwanda, Jean Michel Marlaud, during the 1994 Rwandan genocide.
Suspected Islamist militants from Boko Haram last week attacked army barracks in Maiduguri, a city in northern _________, resulting in several deaths and highlighting growing concerns over militarization and religious tensions in the northern part of the country.
A court in Pakistan last week reduced the original 33-year sentence by 10 years for Shakil Afridi. Afridi was convicted on charges that he was helping a militant group, but is probably best known as
the person responsible for the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, the first woman to hold the position.
the person responsible for coordinating the 2008 terrorist attacks against server hotels in Mumbai, India.
the doctor who used a fake vaccination program to help the United States confirm Osama bin Laden’s presence in Abbottabad, Pakistan.
the diplomat who helped negotiate Bangladesh’s peaceful succession from Pakistan.
Russia last week vetoed a draft UN Security Council resolution criticizing Sunday’s succession referendum in Ukraine. Which other Security Council member(s) voted against the draft resolution?
None, Russia was the only negative vote.
Both China and France
Despite agreeing to a cease fire, Israel and militants in _________ continued to launch rocket and air strikes against one another last week, threatening to undermine all progress towards negotiating a permanent cease fire in the region.
the West Bank
the Golan Heights
all of the above
Russia’s Defense Ministry last week confirmed it had deployed more than 10,000 soldiers along the Ukrainian border, raising concerns that it may seek to expand its operations in the country beyond the currently disputed
High levels of air pollution obscured views and prompted warnings from the Health Ministry cautioning people to avoid extended periods outside in _______, echoing similar warnings issued in Beijing and other Chinese cities.
According to a statement issued last Friday by Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Razak, the government of Malaysia was suspending search operations in XXX for the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 after
the plane was found, having safely landed in North Korea after the pilot demanded political asylum there.
satellite and radar evidence suggested the flight may have diverted its course and continued flying for several hours after it went missing.
the United States Navy’s search operations found the wreckage on a remote island off the coast of Vietnam.
the Chinese government officially took control of the operation, citing “incompetence” and “mismanagement of the search operation” by Malaysian officials.
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