Nuclear treaty talks with Iran extended their deadline through this week.
Pakistan and India are both undergoing a massive heat waves this summer, the death tolls of which have reached the thousands.
The Syrian civil war continues, highlighted this month by a massacre of 146 civilians by the Islamic State in Kobani (Wiki TImeline)
Six Taliban militants stormed the Afghan parliament as they were preparing to vote but were stopped by an Afghan sergeant. Two civilians casualties still occurred from a suicide bomber just outside the complex.
At least 10 civilians were killed in Libya when three separate car bombs exploded simultaneously July 3rd. (ABC News)
France is “furious” with the US after a Wikileaks story revealed the NSA allegedly spied on the conversations of the current and both previous presidents, through hidden surveillance in the US Embassy.
Millions of Greeks voted Sunday in a tightly contested national referendum on whether Athens should accept further austerity measures demanded by its international creditors (USA Today).
Chad outlawed the full-face Islamic burqa following suicide attacks where explosives were hidden underneath. Half of Chad’s population is Muslim but their Council of Islamic affairs endorsed the ban.
Embassies will be re-established both in Cuba and the US (ABC News). Jet Blue announced they will be the first to offer flights from New York to Cuba.
The 2016 presidential election field is filling up on both sides now, with the tally now at five Democrats and fourteen Republicans (New York Times).
Last, but DEFINITELY not least, the Supreme court ruled in favor of gay marriage nationwide (ABC News)
A massacre at a Charleston church with a primarily black congregation is spurring a strong conversation about removing the confederate flag from public display (USA Today). The Charleston community has been a model of peaceful but firm response in the wake of the attack.
Chinese hackers accessed confidential information on current, former, and prospective government employees in two separate breaches of the Office of Personnel management’s files, including the background investigation material on military and intelligence personnel.