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A Greek politician becomes a kind of hero for being efficient and straight-talking — while his nation teeters on the edge. Also, a Chinese human rights lawyer, who's living in exile in the US, is concerned about the latest crackdown on civil society in China. Plus, the defending champs of Major League Soccer have a new star on the roster — from Mexico.
Selling the Iran deal: That's President Obama's challenge in Washington, but it's not just skeptics in Congress and Israel that need to be convinced. Saudi Arabia has its concerns as well. Plus, an Iranian-American satirist gives us her take on how to find the "lighter" side to the serious question of what to do about Iran's nuclear program. Also, we hear from one survivor about forgiving the man infamously known as the "bookkeeper of Auschwitz."
It's an historic agreement on Iran's nuclear program. We'll get a wide range of reactions to the nuclear accord, including from two Iranian brothers — one in Tehran, the other in California. Both are excited about a possible warming of relations between the US and Iran. Plus, we hear reaction from Israel, where skepticism about the Iran deal is high and the prime minister is flat out opposed to the agreement. Also, South African comedian Trevor Noah is set to replace Jon Stewart on The Daily Show. South Africans find him funny, but they wonder if his brand of humor might rub some Americans the wrong way.
A deal has been reached that keeps Greece in the eurozone, but at what price? Plus, we'll hear how the escape has added to the myth of Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, including a whole host of new narco-corrido tunes glorifying his latest exploits. We'll also hear why Israel has honored actor Chaim Topol, an actor known mostly for his role as Tevye the milkman in "Fiddler on the Roof."
It's going to be a nail-biter of a weekend for Greeks, as they await word from Brussels on a proposed debt deal. Also, on the day when the Confederate battle flag has been officially removed from outside South Carolina's state capitol, we have a story out of Madrid, Spain, where a new mayor is trying to erase all mention of right-wing dictator Francisco Franco. Plus, Marco Werman and The World's studio director April Peavey share their summer music picks.
The UN released some staggering figures today about the number of people who've been displaced since the start of Syria's civil war in 2011. We'll speak with a young Syrian activist living in Chicago who tells us the story of a friend back in Syria who decided not to leave, with possibly dire consequences. Plus, the upcoming one-year anniversary of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 still remains shrouded in mystery. Also, Paris is taking a page out of Boise, Idaho's playbook — cyclists no longer have to stop at red lights. It's all in a bid to keep traffic flowing in the French capital.