Current Events Quiz, February 6, 2012
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In Egypt, public anger at the ruling military authorities grew last week after the deaths of 74 people during a
military crackdown on the restive city of Alexandria.
Tensions increased between North and South Sudan last week after the collapse of key talks over
the creation of a war crimes tribunal.
The Obama administration made news last week by announcing that its combat troops in Afghanistan
would no longer take orders from Afghan military officers.
were now required to try to capture, rather than kill, any Taliban fighters on the battlefield.
would switch to a training and support role by mid-2013.
would begin withdrawing from the war-torn country immediately.
Pakistan's Supreme Court plans to file contempt charges against the country's prime minister, Yusuf Raza Gilani, over his
failure to pursue a corruption probe against Pakistan's president.
attempt to change the constitution in order to drastically weaken the Supreme Court's power.
failure to investigate alleged ties between the military and the Taliban.
alleged ties to the U.S. military.
A UN Security Council resolution to condemn the violence in Syria was vetoed last weekend by
both Russia and China
The village of Wukan in southern China--the site of vocal anti-government protests in recent weeks--made news last week as
its protest leaders were freed from jail with a government apology.
a mysterious chemical spill forced most of its residents to evacuate.
5,000 of its citizens went to the polls in the village's first free election in four decades.
it was placed under martial law by Chinese soldiers.
Turkey's threatened sanctions against France may not materialize now that France has
decided to possibly shelve a law making denial of the Armenian genocide a crime.
removed controversial subsidies for French farmers.
decided not to pass a law banning headscarves and other Muslim garb in public schools.
dropped its opposition to Turkey's bid for membership in the EU.
Tens of thousands of Russians have gathered in a series of demonstrations against
the Communist Party, which is blamed for Russia's economic downturn.
Vladimir Putin's regime, which is accused of fraud in December's parliamentary elections.
"foreign interference" in Russia--a reference to human rights groups based in the U.S. and Europe.
President Dmitri Medvedev, who is suspected of thwarting Vladimir Putin's efforts to return to the presidency.
The Russian energy giant Gazprom acknowledged that it briefly cut gas supplies to _______________ amid a spell of extreme cold.
After the failure of a UN Security Council resolution condemning the violence in Syria, the United States has vowed to put "immense pressure" on Syria's president to
negotiate a power-sharing deal with regime opponents.
halt the country's nuclear weapons program.
allow UN monitors into the country.
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