Current Events Quiz, May 19, 2014
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The government of _______ last week imposed a no-fly zone over Benghazi following clashes that left more than 40 people dead and saw armed gunmen attack the parliamentary building in the capital, Tripoli.
The Chinese government over the weekend sent ships to held evacuate Chinese nationals from _______ after a dispute over oil drilling rights sparked violent confrontations in the country.
Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was sentenced to six years in prison last week by an Israeli court that found him guilty of
corruption, for taking bribes in exchange for awarding lucrative government contracts.
treason, for entering into negotiations with the Palestinian authority without first securing an agreement to protect Israeli settlements in the West Bank.
infidelity, for admitting to an affair with an intern in the executive office of the Prime Minister while still married.
all of the above.
The European Court of Justice last week ruled against internet giant Google, saying that Google
must provide “equal access” to all websites regardless of source or content.
violated European privacy regulations when it handed user information over to the US government.
cannot store the personal information of users on its servers.
must erase web pages as requested by users unless there are “particular reasons” not to.
Efforts to address the ongoing crisis in ________ last week suffered serious setbacks after the United Nations mediator resigned over citing frustrations over stalled negotiations and France criticized the United States for failing to carry out on its threats of airstrikes against the country’s government after it used chemical weapons against its own population.
A cease-fire in _________ last week broke down less than four days after government and rebel forces negotiated the agreement and raising concerns once again of a civil war and humanitarian disaster in the world’s youngest country.
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Massive riots rocked Brazil’s largest cities, São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, last week as protestors demanded
cuts in spending on Word Cup stadiums and greater support for education, healthcare, and housing.
expanded funding for public transportation, the cost of which has spiraled out of control for most Brazilians in recent years.
less expensive tickets to World Cup events, which protestors claim are priced out of reach for ordinary Brazilians.
the resignation of President Dilma Rousseff, whose left-wing political agenda has grown increasingly unpopular in recent months.
The leaders of five West African countries, including Nigiera, last week met with Western officials and agreed to set aside historical differences and suspicions and cooperate in their efforts to combat Boko Haram, the organization most well-known for
terrorist operations disrupting oil production in the Niger River Delta.
their operations to overthrow regional governments and establish a Pan-African State.
using child soldiers in their ongoing war for liberation.
kidnapping more than 250 Nigerian schoolgirls last month.
Protests erupted in ______ last week after the country’s Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip, told grieving mourners that “These types of incidents are ordinary things” after more than 250 coal miners were killed in a mine collapse.
Elections last week in India had a surprising outcome when
the Congress Party managed to pull out a narrow victory even though the party’s leader and presumptive Prime Minister, Rahul Gandhi, lost his election.
the ruling Congress Party coalition managed to eke out a slight majority despite polling data suggesting they were heading to a stinging defeat.
the BJP managed to pull out a narrow victory even though the party’s leader and presumptive Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, lost his election.
the BJP, under the leadership of Narendra Modi, won an unprecedented majority in the parliament, handing the ruling Congress Party its biggest defeat since 1947.
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