Americans celebrate Independence Day amid a worrisome surge in COVID-19 cases across the country, a dramatic heatwave continues in the Arctic, and Hong Kong reacts to China’s sweeping national security legislation.
Poland holds its rescheduled presidential election, the world marks one year since U.S. President Donald J. Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong-un met at the Korean Demilitarized Zone, and the seventy-fifth anniversary of the signing of the United Nations Charter is commemorated.
In this special episode of The World Next Week, James M. Lindsay and Robert McMahon are joined by Gabrielle Sierra, CFR podcast producer and host of Why It Matters, to discuss their favorite quarantine reads, beloved documentaries and television series, podcasts, and more entertainment they’re looking forward to enjoying this summer.
The funeral for George Floyd, whose death in police custody triggered massive U.S. protests against racism, is held in Houston; the novel coronavirus continues its global spread six months after emerging in Wuhan, China; and the fourth round of Brexit talks is held.
The anniversary of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre is marked amid a surge in Hong Kong tensions, the European Union debates a massive coronavirus rescue plan, and the Atlantic hurricane season begins.
The deadline approaches for Argentina to restructure $65 billion in debt, the U.S. House of Representatives is set to join the Senate in getting back to work, and the spring graduation season is marked by virtual ceremonies and limited job opportunities.
Criticism mounts over China’s coronavirus response; East African countries face a second, much larger infestation of desert locusts; and Europe commemorates the seventy-fifth anniversary of the Allies’ victory.
U.S. officials confront supply chain breakdowns amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Trump administration begins the presidential transition process six months before Election Day, and World Press Freedom Day is commemorated.
Governors face pressure to reopen America, the UN Security Council discusses conditions in Syria, and the Islamic holy month of Ramadan begins.