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Current Events Quiz, February 17, 2014

This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
A UN report last week warned that “systematic abuses” by the government of ________ have allowed weapons to be diverted to warlords and al-Shabab militants—a group believed to be responsible for the terror attack on Nairobi’s Westgate Mall last year.

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Question 2.
The government of ________ last week announced it was halting consular services in the United States, after M&T Bank announced it would no longer do business with the country. The move is widely seen as a setback in efforts to improve relations between the two countries.

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Question 3.
A rapporteur for the International Criminal Court last week issued a report finding that the government of _______ had engaged in murder, enslavement, and other crimes against humanity, and urged the ICC to take up a criminal case against the country’s leadership.

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Question 4.
The Belgian government made news last week as legislators in the country’s parliament approved a controversial measure that would legalize _______ in the country

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Question 5.
Relations between the United States and Afghanistan soured last week as the Afghan government moved forward with its plans to ________ despite vocal US opposition.

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Question 6.
Representatives of the Taiwanese and Chinese governments met last week in Nanjing. What made the talks unusual?

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Question 7.
High-level talks between North and South Korea last week appeared to have been productive, as the two sides reached agreed to stop the exchange of verbal insults, continue future dialogue, and perhaps most importantly, to

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Question 8.
President Obama last week signed a new national strategy paper intended to combat the illegal global trade in

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Question 9.
A report issued by the United Nations last week warned that _______, a disease once thought eradicated in the country, had reemerged in Syria as a result of the ongoing civil war.

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Question 10.
The leaders of Mexico, Canada, and the United States met in Mexico City last week to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the founding of the

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