Weekly News Round-Up 6/22/15-6/26/15: #SCOTUSCare, #SCOTUSMarriage

A happy SCOTUS week to all DC (and American) residents! This blog will show some partisanship in its support for this week’s decisions regarding the Affordable Care Act, same-sex marriage, and housing discrimination — well done, justices! Elsewhere a devastating heatwave has killed over a thousand people in Pakistan’s Sindh region, Greece may be forced to exit the Eurozone, Israel and Hamas are both guilty of war crimes, and Iran’s Supreme Leader has thrown a hitch in nuclear talks. This morning also brought the tragic news that terror attacks across three continents left scores dead — thoughts with those in France, Kuwait, and Tunisia.

A billboard on the road in Tehran (Chris-45).
A billboard on the road in Tehran (Chris-45 | Flickr).

Assorted Stand-Outs:

South Asia:

Southeast & East Asia:

  • A group of influential Buddhist monks in Burma are seeking to ban Muslim schoolgirls from wearing head scarves.
  • China blocked India’s efforts at the UN to seek an explanation regarding the release of a terrorist in Pakistan. The move comes as China and India slowly work to define their relationship in the context of their somewhat divisive border.
People gathered in Trafalgar Square to show support for the new Greek Government run by the anti-austerity party Syriza. (Sheila | Flickr)
People gathered in Trafalgar Square to show support for the new Greek Government run by the anti-austerity party Syriza. (Sheila | Flickr)

Europe & Eurasia:

Middle East & North Africa:

A vigil for the nine people killed in Charleston, South Carolina, USA. (All-Nite-Images | Flickr)
A vigil for the nine people killed in Charleston, South Carolina, USA. (All-Nite-Images | Flickr)

Sub-Saharan Africa:

Americas:

Sardar Trading Agencies, the exclusive distributors of Land Rover in Kurdistan Iraq has launched its 2nd Ramadan Annual Corporate Social Responsibility Program “Sardani Xer” during a press conference held at the Jaguar Land Rover Showroom in Erbil. (Land Rover MENA | Flickr)
Sardar Trading Agencies, the exclusive distributors of Land Rover in Kurdistan Iraq has launched its 2nd Ramadan Annual Corporate Social Responsibility Program “Sardani Xer” during a press conference held at the Jaguar Land Rover Showroom in Erbil. (Land Rover MENA | Flickr)

Oceania:

  • Australia is setting up a law to strip dual nationals of citizenship should they be convicted of terrorism.

 

Photos in front of the Supreme Court of the United States, on the day of the King v Burwell Decision. (Ted Eytan | Flickr)
Photos in front of the Supreme Court of the United States, on the day of the King v Burwell Decision. (Ted Eytan | Flickr)

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