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Ten Questions: Latvia hosts NATO summit, Officials investigate Russian ex-spy's death

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(CNN Student News) -- November 28, 2006

Answer the following questions about today's featured news stories. Write your answers in the space provided.

1. What is NATO? Where is the 2006 NATO summit taking place?

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2. What is NATO's role in Afghanistan?

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3. According to the segment: What challenges have NATO commanders been facing in Afghanistan? What "caveats" do some NATO members have regarding Afghanistan?

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4. In the segment, CNN's Robin Oakley states that "Afghanistan has been a crucial test for NATO." What do you think that he means?

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5. What countries is President George W. Bush visiting this week? Why is his visit to Estonia historically significant? Why is he visiting Latvia and Jordan?

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6. According to National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley, what will be the focus of the talks between President Bush and Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki? In your view, what might be achieved as a result of these discussions?

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7. Who was Alexander Litvinenko? What rare substance was found in Litvinenko's body that investigators think might have led to his death?

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8. Why are the circumstances surrounding Litvinenko's death controversial?

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9. How has Russian President Vladimir Putin responded to the controversy?

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10. What challenges, if any, do you think that Scotland Yard will face during its investigation of Litvinenko's death? In your view, what political consequences, if any, may result from this investigation?

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