International News for Nov. 2 - 16

Nov. 19, 2007, midnight | By Betsir Zemen | 16 years, 3 months ago

This is not original reporting. All information has been compiled from The New York Times International News. Silver Chips Online posts this news summary to provide readers with a forum for discussion.


Nov. 16 - Iran has been blocked at least 75 times in the past nine years from buying nuclear-related materials. Iran has been prevented from purchasing the nuclear materials due to suspicions that the purchases could be used for making bombs, according to an international monitoring group.


Federal agents are investigating an incident in which Blackwater security employees killed 17 Iraqi civilians. At least 14 of the killings have been found to unjustly violate the deadly-force rules. The FBI investigation is still underway.

Nov. 15 - Iraq will spend $19 billion on capital projects throughout the country starting 2008. The spending will improve electricity, health care and water.

North Korea

Nov. 16 - North Korean and South Korean Prime Ministers announced a package of cross-border projects to help build the North Korean economy and ease military tension on the Korean peninsula.


Nov. 13 - The Turkish military attacked abandoned villages in Iraq in the first confirmed cross-border assault since tensions between Kurdish rebels and Turkey arose last month.


Nov. 14 - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez warned Spain that he would review ties with the country, creating an argument where Spain's king told Chavez, in public, to "shut up."

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