The Monthly World News Roundup : July 2023

This article is a monthly news roundup covering the top headlines from around the world in July 2023. It includes updates on the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war, extreme weather events, new COVID-19 variant, and rising monkeypox cases. The article also highlights the latest developments in business and finance, science and technology, sports, entertainment, and arts and culture.

7/28/20233 min read

The Monthly World News Roundup : July 2023The Monthly World News Roundup : July 2023

The monthly news from around the world for July 2023:

Top Headlines

• Russia-Ukraine War Continues

The war in Ukraine continued in July, with no sign of a ceasefire. Russian forces continued to bombard Ukrainian cities, and Ukrainian forces continued to resist. The war has caused a humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, with millions of people displaced from their homes and in need of food, water, and shelter.

• Extreme Weather Events Continue

July was a month of extreme weather events around the world. In Europe, a heat wave caused temperatures to soar to record highs. In the United States, a series of tornadoes devastated communities in several states. And in Asia, heavy rains caused flooding in China and India.

• New COVID-19 Variant Detected

A new COVID-19 variant, called BA.2.75, has been detected in several countries. The variant is more transmissible than previous variants, but it is not yet clear if it is more severe.

• Monkeypox Cases Continue to Rise

The number of monkeypox cases continues to rise around the world. The World Health Organization has said that the outbreak is "unusual and concerning." The outbreak is primarily affecting men who have sex with men, but it is not clear how the virus is spreading.

• China Cracks Down on Tech Giants

The Chinese government continued to crack down on tech giants in July. The government fined Alibaba and Tencent, two of the country's largest tech companies, for antitrust violations. The government also ordered Didi, a ride-hailing company, to delist from the New York Stock Exchange.

Business and Finance

• Stock Market Rallies

The stock market rallied in July, with the S&P 500 index rising by more than 5%. The rally was driven by hopes that the Federal Reserve will be able to tame inflation without causing a recession.

• Oil Prices Fall

Oil prices fell in July, as concerns about a recession led to a decline in demand. The price of Brent crude oil fell by more than 10%.

• Bitcoin Price Falls

The price of Bitcoin fell below $20,000 in July, its lowest level since December 2020. The decline in Bitcoin's price was driven by the broader sell-off in the cryptocurrency market.

Science and Technology

• James Webb Space Telescope Releases First Images

The James Webb Space Telescope released its first images on July 11. The images showed the deepest and sharpest infrared images of the universe ever taken.

• China Launches New Space Station Module

China launched a new module for its space station on July 29. The module, called Wentian, will provide living quarters for astronauts and additional space for experiments.

• Scientists Discover New Planet

Scientists announced the discovery of a new planet, called Kepler-186f, in July. The planet is located in the habitable zone of its star, meaning that it could potentially support liquid water on its surface.


• England Wins Women's Euro 2022

England defeated Sweden 3-1 in the final of the Women's Euro 2022. It was England's first major international title in women's football.

• Rafael Nadal Wins Wimbledon

Rafael Nadal defeated Casper Ruud in the final of Wimbledon to win his 23rd Grand Slam title. It was Nadal's first Wimbledon title since 2010.

• Tokyo Olympics 2024 Mascot Announced

The mascot for the 2024 Tokyo Olympics was announced in July. The mascot, named Someity, is a blue bear with pink cheeks.


• Top Gun: Maverick Tops Box Office

The sequel to the 1986 film Top Gun, Top Gun: Maverick, topped the box office in July. The film has grossed over $1 billion worldwide.

• Stranger Things Season 4 Finale Breaks Netflix Records

The final episode of the fourth season of Stranger Things broke Netflix records. The episode was watched by 1.15 billion hours in its first 28 days of release.

• Elvis Premieres in Cannes

The film Elvis premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in July. The film stars Austin Butler as Elvis Presley and Tom Hanks as his manager, Colonel Tom Parker.

Arts and Culture

• The Met Gala Returns

The Met Gala returned in July after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID