Current Events Quiz, March 2, 2015
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Russian President Vladimir Putin took control of the investigation of the murder of Boris Nemtsov, who was shot to death by masked gunmen on a bridge near the Kremlin last week. Who was Nemtsov?
A media mogul and popular television personality.
A former spy and director of Russia’s Federal Security Bureau.
A vocal critic of Putin and opposition leader in Russia.
A general and commander of Russian forces in Ukraine.
Congressional leaders last week narrowly averted a partial government shutdown by providing a one-week extension to funding for the Department of Homeland Security. What issue prevented reaching a longer-term funding agreement?
Disagreement among Congressional Republicans over a proposal to require reform of the Transportation Security Administration and airline security as part of the funding package.
Disagreement between Republicans and Democrats over how much should be spent on modernizing Coast Guard forces in the Gulf of Mississippi.
Disagreement between Republicans and Democrats over a push to privatize border security and immigration services.
Disagreement among Congressional Republican over how to address President Obama’s unilateral action on immigration reform.
A federal judge last in Argentina week dismissed a controversial case against President Cristina Fernandez d Kirchner stating there was insufficient evidence for the case to proceed. The case stemmed from accusations by Alberto Nisman, who was killed last month that Fernandez had
concluded a secret trade agreement with the United States despite widespread domestic opposition.
threatened to arrest and imprison opposition figures who opposed her social and economic reform program.
received more than $1 million in gifts and bribes to funnel lucrative government contracts to campaign donors.
concealed Iran’s involvement in an attack against a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires.
Maria del Pilar Hurtado, former head of the secret police in _____________, was last week convicted of spying on politicians, judges, and journalists when she worked for former President Alvaro Uribe.
Avijit Roy, an American-Bangladeshi, was hacked to death in Bangladesh last week, sparking thousands of people to gather in mourning in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka. Who was Roy?
The Vice President of Bangladesh.
A Pakistani politician who campaigned on a political platform of reunifying Bangladesh and Pakistan.
The leader of Bangladesh’s largest opposition party, the Bangladesh Awami League.
An atheist blogger who frequently spoke out against the role of Islam in Bangladeshi politics.
In a surprising concession last week, __________________’s President Robert Mugabe, who has led the country since independence in 1980, conceded that a controversial land reform program had failed.
Negotiations aimed at improving relations between the United States and Cuba hit a roadblock last week after diplomats were unable to reach agreement on a proposal to
remove Cuba from the US list of state sponsors of terrorism.
eliminate travel restrictions between the US and Cuba immediately.
end Radio Marti, a US-sponsored propaganda program aimed at strengthening the opposition movement in Cuba.
phase out the US embargo on Cuba over the next five years.
US National Security Advisor Susan Rice last week warned that ________________ could be “destructive” to US-Israeli relations.
Israeli airstrikes against Hamas forces in Gaza
a planned Congressional address by Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu
expansion of Israeli settlements in the West Bank
rocket attacks by Palestinian forces against Israeli settlements
A ceasefire in ___________ last week appeared to be holding as both sides began withdrawing heavy weapons from the front lines.
Violent protests erupted in ____________ last week after demonstrators clashed with police in protests against a recently concluded agreement between the country and European Union regulators intended to stabilize the country’s ailing economy.
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