Current Events Quiz, June 27, 2011
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Oil prices dropped more than 7 per cent this past week after
energy demand from China dropped unexpectedly.
Libya’s Moammar Qaddafi agreed to a ceasefire with rebel fighters.
western countries released a large amount of oil from their emergency strategic stocks.
President Obama approved new offshore drilling leases.
The European Union is expected to modify its visa-free travel zone
by requiring biometric identification cards for EU citizens.
by allowing temporary border controls if illegal immigration increases dramatically.
by requiring passports for all travelers from outside the euro zone.
by creating a “no cross” list for all borders similar to America’s “no fly” list.
President Obama announced last week that America will, by the end of 2011,
withdraw all of its troops from Afghanistan.
withdraw 10,000 troops from Afghanistan.
withdraw 33,000 troops from Afghanistan.
develop a plan for complete withdrawal by 2014, but not withdraw any forces yet.
Right-wing Dutch politician Geert Wilders, who was on trial for inciting hatred against Muslims,
was ordered to undergo “sensitivity training.”
was sentenced to two years under house arrest.
was sentenced to five years in prison.
China last week took what action toward Ai Weiwei, its most famous artist and a vocal critic of the government?
It released him from custody.
It executed him after a short trial.
It sentenced him to five years in a labor camp.
It sentenced him to ten years in prison.
Mexico made big news last week when it arrested
the head of its central bank on sexual assault charges.
former president Vicente Fox on charges of corruption.
the head of La Familia, one of the country’s most infamous drug cartels.
over 200 federal police officers are charges of corruption and narcotics dealing.
The president of ____________________ promised political reforms in a public address but took no concrete steps toward meeting the demands of pro-democracy protesters.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has pledged to support _________________ in a maritime dispute over islands in the South China Sea.
The U.S. widened the scope of its sanctions against ________________ to include the country’s main commercial airline and a key port operator.
Last week Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou, who confronted fierce opposition over his government’s proposed austerity measures, faced a crucial no confidence vote in parliament. The result was that
the opposition decided not to hold the vote after all, in the interests of national unity.
Papandreou received a vote of no confidence and the government collapsed.
Papandreou survived the vote and kept his position.
Papandreou resigned prior to the vote, since it appeared certain to go against him.
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