International news for Sept. 15 - 30

Oct. 4, 2007, midnight | By Betsir Zemen | 16 years, 4 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.


September 29 - Federal officials in China executed multiple drug crackdowns, showing how difficult it is to break up the market for illegal performance-enhancing drugs in China. Drug flow also exists from China to the United States.


September 25 - Sunil Bharti Mittal, chairman of Bharti Enterprises, one of India's most powerful conglomerates, advocated capitalism and is working to create India's first modern wholesale distribution system. In August, he signed a deal to bring Wal-Mart to India.


September 29 - Despite denials by Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, homosexuals insist they exist in Iran.


September 29 - A military judge acquitted an American army sniper for the murders of two Iraqi men in the spring. He was convicted of planting incriminating evidence on the bodies after the killing.


September 14 - The day after announcing his resignation, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was hospitalized for gastrointestinal problems. The date to choose his successor was pushed back by the Liberal Democratic Party.

September 24 - Japan's Liberal Democratic Party chose Yasuo Fukuda, a mild-mannered moderate, to become the next prime minister. Fukuda, 71, is also known for his ability to build consensus behind the scenes.

North Korea

October 1 - South Korean president Roh Moo-hyun stepped over the border to visit North Korean leader Kim Jong-il to start a summit aimed to end the half-century of animosity between the nations.

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