Researchers discover a shipwreck at a depth of 20,400 feet under the Philippine Sea. The shipwreck is believed to be the remains of USS "Johnston", a World War II-era destroyer.
U.S. President Joe Biden and U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson meet a day ahead of the 47th G7 summit to sign the New Atlantic Charter, an updated version of the original 1941 Atlantic Charter signed during World War II.
Captain Tom, a British Army veteran who served in World War II and who donated to charities during the lockdown, dies from COVID-19 at the age of 100.
The United States economy suffers its worst quarter since World War II, with the GDP shrinking by an annualized rate of 32.9% in the April–June period.
Japan activates a 2,100-member Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade, its first marine force since World War II.
Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu announces Russia plans to build a new military base on the Kuril Islands, a group of Pacific islands it seized from Japan at the end of World War II.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visits the Yasukuni Shrine. The location is controversial because it enshrines many war criminals from World War II. The visit provokes condemnation from China and South Korea and criticism from the United States.
Ireland's parliament, the Oireachtas, passes legislation pardoning thousands of soldiers who left the Irish Army to fight with the Allies during World War II.
Pressure is raised in Hungary for authorities to arrest alleged former Nazi war criminal László Csatáry, 97, who was discovered living in Hungary. Csatáry is wanted in connection with his role in the deportation of Jews to death camps during the Second World War.
Sándor Képíró goes on trial in Hungary for alleged war crimes during World War II while serving with the Hungarian Army in Serbia in 1942.
The United Nations warns that the trial of Guantánamo Bay inmate Omar Khadr violates an International Criminal Court statute banning the trial for war crimes of those under the age of 18, saying this has not happened since World War II.