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Current Events Quiz, July 21, 2014

This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
The Australian Senate last week narrowly voted to repeal a controversial law that ___________, marking a setback for the Labour Party that had championed the law before it was dismissed last year.

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Question 2.
At least 14 soldiers in ___________ were killed in an attack near the country’s border with Algeria after Islamic militants in the region launched an offensive against two checkpoints near Mount Chaambi.

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Question 3.
Bucking a general trend towards stricter child labor laws, the government of _________ last week approved legislation that would lower the legal working age in the country to 10, provided the children also go to school and receive parental supervision.

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Question 4.
The World Trade Organization last week ruled that tariffs imposed by the United States against Chinese ___________ exports violated WTO rules protecting free trade. The United States maintained that the tariffs were necessary to defend against Chinese subsidies.

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Question 5.
The Obama Administration last week announced it would seek to move forward in its efforts to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility, approving a deal that would

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Question 6.
President Obama last week signaled he would __________ in negotiations with Iran, setting the stage for a possible showdown with Congressional Republicans who oppose the move.

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Question 7.
Manuel Noriega, the deposed former President of Panama who is serving a life sentence in the United States after having been convicted of murder and drug trafficking, last week filed suit against

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Question 8.
The United States government last week announced new sanctions against Russia, targeting the country’s financial, defense, and energy holdings. The sanctions, announced by President Obama on Thursday, was intended to respond to

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Question 9.
The Israeli government yesterday launched a ground invasion of ________, less than 24 hours after a short, five hour ceasefire permitted civilians in the region to remove items from their homes.

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Question 10.
It is believe that crash of Malaysian Airlines flight 17 over eastern Ukraine last week was caused by

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