Current Events Quiz, February 27, 2012
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Demonstrations and violence against U.S. troops broke out last week in Afghanistan after soldiers reportedly __________________ at a U.S. air base.
celebrated Catholic mass
detained several members of the Afghan parliament
tortured a prominent cleric
burned copies of the Koran
After two U.S. military officers were killed at Afghanistan's Interior Ministry last week, all coalition advisers in Afghan ministries
were ordered to wear body armor and firearms at all times.
were told they would be withdrawn if the violence continued unabated.
signed a letter protesting NATO's "overly lenient" policy toward extremists in their midst.
Over 100 civilians were killed last weekend in Syria as the population prepared to vote
in presidential elections.
on withdrawing from the Arab League.
for a new parliament.
in a referendum on a new constitution.
Marie Colvin was killed in the Syrian city of Homs last week. She had gained notoriety as
a former wife and more recently political opponent of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
the first woman elected to the Syrian parliament.
the executive director of Human Rights Watch.
an award-winning war correspondent.
The European Commission now predicts that the 17-country eurozone will experience __________________________ in 2012.
its highest deficits on record
a mild recession
a "serious possibility" of dissolution
robust economic growth
Pakistan made news last week by deciding to ____________________ the compound used as a hideout by Osama bin Laden.
refurbish as an intelligence headquarters
preserve as a historical site
transform into a religious school
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has concluded that Iran's uranium enrichment activities have been
so well hidden that it is impossible to gauge their status.
temporarily halted as Iran pursues peace talks with the West.
temporarily halted as a result of sabotage.
The U.S. special envoy to North Korea said last week that the two countries had held "substantive and serious" talks (the first since the death of Kim Jong-Il) on the issue of
the U.S. missile defense system, which North Korea views as a threat.
North Korea's nuclear program.
reunification with South Korea.
a possible transition to democratic rule.
After 14 hours of negotiations, eurozone finance ministers last week approved a second bailout for
The foreign minister of _________________ resigned last week amid speculation that he would challenge the prime minister for leadership of the Labor Party.
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