Current Events Quiz, November 14, 2011
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In a diplomatic gaffe at the G-20 summit that attracted substantial media attention, French president Sarkozy and U.S. president Obama spoke disparagingly of this world leader.
Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas
Afghanistan's president Hamid Karzai
German chancellor Angela Merkel
Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu
A United Nations report last week accused Iran of
working to develop nuclear weapons.
manipulating world oil prices by intentionally reducing petroleum exports.
instigating violence in neighboring Iraq.
"widespread and systematic" human rights abuses against Jews and Christians.
At a regional economic summit last weekend, President Obama pushed for the creation of a trade deal, by 2012, with nine countries in this region.
After the fall of the previous government amid the country's ongoing financial crisis, Greece named its new Prime Minister last week. This new PM, Lucas Papademos, was formerly
an oil company executive.
the country's top Army General.
Vice President of the European Central Bank.
head of the International Monetary Fund.
With his popularity waning amid the country's debt crisis, Italy's controversial Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has agreed to
seek a confidence vote from parliament that will decide his fate.
step down only if he is promised the country's presidency.
resign his position.
hand over all of Italy's budgetary decision-making to the International Monetary Fund.
The ratings agency Standard and Poor's accidentally announced a downgrade of this country's AAA credit rating last week (and quickly retracted the announcement).
the United States
Chinese ________________ are preparing to sue the EU over its plans to tax their carbon emissions.
coal power plant owners
high-speed train manufacturers
Arab League leaders, gathering in Cairo, have voted to punish _______________ for its violent crackdown on a largely peaceful uprising.
South Africa's ruling party, the African National Congress (ANC), has decided that controversial ANC youth leader Julius Malema
will be allowed to run for the country's presidency next year.
will be suspended from the party for five years.
will be exiled to Zimbabwe and never allowed to return.
will be jailed for his "divisive" activities.
It was reported last week that the Syrian government, which has come under growing international pressure to stop its violent crackdown on anti-government protesters, has stopped making payments to
the oil companies Shell and Total.
Palestinians in Syria's refugee camps.
the United Nations.
European banks that loaned Syria cash over the past decade.
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