June 2016: Cease-Fire in Columbia Ends Long and Costly War
Updated February 11, 2017 | Infoplease Staff
Here's a slideshow depicting the major world news events of June 2016.
1. Novak Djokovic Completes Career Grand Slam 2. Peru Elects President 3. Extremists in Kazakhstan 4. Anaconda: NATO War Game 2016 5. Maria Sharapova Receives Two-Year Suspension 6. June Terror Attack in France 7. Victory in Falluja 8. Rome Elects First Female Mayor 9. Olympic Athletes Bow Out Due to Zika 10. Columbia Cease-Fire 11. Brexit 12. Turkey and Israel Agree 13. Terror at Istanbul Airport
- Cease-Fire in Columbia Ends Long and Costly War
- Announcing a cessation of hostilities on June 22, 2016, Columbians can celebrate the end of a costly war that beleaguered the country for more than half a century, causing more than 220,00 deaths and 6 million people to be displaced. An official ceasefire between the Colombian government and the Farc guerrillas will now go to referendum.
- Photo source: AP Photo/Desmond Boylan