News from Around the World – 2/9/10

Tuesday's World Events - February 9, 2010

Questions

1. For each of the 5 countries, give the following information:
a) the continent on which it is located
b) the name of the capital city
c) the type of government
d) the chief of state (and head of government if different)
e) the population

[Find the answers at the CIA World FactBook website. For each country: type of government, capital and executive branch (chief of state/head of government) can be found under the "Government" heading; population is listed under the "People" heading.  Go to worldatlas.com for a list of continents.]

2. For Romania:
a) list the who, what, where and when of the news item
b) How will the U.S. missile interceptors help Romania?

3. For United Arab Emirates:
a) list the who, what, where and when of the news item
b) What make this especially good news for the country?

4. For Afghanistan:
a) list the who, what, where and when of the news item
b) What is significant about the location of last Wednesday's raid?

5. For Iraq:
a) list the who, what, where and when of the news item
b) Why did Iraqi officials request bomb-sniffing dogs?

6. For Northern Ireland:
a) list the who, what, where and when of the news item
b) On what condition will Sinn Fein officials return to negotiations with Protestant politicians?
c) Ask a parent what he/she knows about Sinn Fein.

 

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