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Current Events Quiz, June 17, 2013

This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
In an effort to raise revenues to close a $214 million budget shortfall after foreign donors suspended aid amid accusations of corruption, the government of Uganda last week announced it was imposing a new 10 percent tax on

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Question 2.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov last week said that the Russian government would oppose any effort by the United States in Syria intended to

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Question 3.
Petr Necas, Prime Minister of ______, came under increasing pressure last week after his senior aid was charged with offering bribes and abuse of office following unprecedented raids on government and private offices organized by the country’s organized crime police.

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Question 4.
Italy’s Supreme Court last week upheld jail terms imposed on seven policemen resulting from their involvement in

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Question 5.
At least 11 students were killed and more than 20 were injured when a bomb exploded on a bus at a university for women in Quetta, a city in the Western part of

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Question 6.
Ecuador’s National Assembly last week approved a controversial measure supported by President Rafael Correa. The new law would

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Question 7.
In a sign that the government may be loosening its control over political opposition, the government of ______ last week ended the house arrest of Maria Afiuni, a judge widely viewed as the country’s most high-profile political prisoner.

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Question 8.
Early reporting shows Hassan Rouhani leading the first round of balloting for the Iranian Presidency. Rouhani is widely perceived as a

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Question 9.
The International Monetary Fund last week issued a statement describing spending cuts in ______ as “excessively rapid and ill-designed,” and urging the country’s government to repeal the cuts or risk sharply curtailing economic growth there.

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Question 10.
According to a report by Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), the government of ______ is preventing relief workers from reaching more than 120,000 persons displaced by fighting and flooding in the southeastern province of Jonglei.

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