Current Events Quiz, April 20, 2015
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Saudi Arabia announced over the weekend that it would provide the entire $274 million sum requested by the United Nations to provide
reconstruction aid for Gaza.
relief for those displaced by the war in Yemen.
de-mining the Persian Gulf.
food aid for displaced Syrians.
More than 30 people have been detained by police in ______________ after anti-foreigner violence erupted in Johannesburg and Durban.
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Congressional leaders last week agreed to a proposal to grant President Obama “fast track” authority to negotiate
the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
a new trade agreement with China.
a new security agreement with Israel.
the Iranian nuclear deal.
According to figures released by the US Treasury Department, ____________ overtook China as the United States’ largest creditor, holding $1.22 trillion in treasury bonds.
In a sign that relations between the two countries continue to improve, President Obama last week
signed a new extradition agreement with Russia.
agreed to provide military training to Syrian rebels.
agreed to double military aid to Israel.
removed Cuba from its list of state sponsors of terror.
An estimated 400 people drowned last week after a boat carrying refugees from northern Africa to the European Union across what body of water?
The Mediterranean Sea
The Suez Canal
The Gulf of Aden
The North Sea
The European Union last week moved forward with an anti-trust lawsuit against __________, asserting that up to 90 percent of web searches take place through that company’s software.
In an effort likely intended to undermine ongoing nuclear talks between the United States and Iran, the Russian government last week announced it would
increase exports of dual-use technologies to Iran.
expand joint military operations with Iran.
sell advanced air defense missiles to Iran.
refuse to export processed uranium to Iran.
The jury hearing the case of a team of former Blackwater guards working as private security contractors in Iraq who were accused of killing 14 unarmed Iraqi civilians in 2007 issued its ruling last week. What did the jury decide?
It found the contractors not guilty citing uncertainty created by the fog of war.
It found the contractors not guilty citing their affiliation with the United States military.
It found the contractors guilty and sentenced them to death.
It found the contractors guilty and sentenced them to long prison sentences.
ISIS militants claimed responsibility for an attack that killed 33 people outside a bank in __________ over the weekend.
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