Privacy International commenced legal action against the UK government, charging that the spying is operated outside of the rule of law, lacks any accountability, and is neither necessary nor proportionate.
The government of Maldives is aiming to attract Thai investment in tourism, fisheries, the food industry and hospitals. Those are the main results of the first meeting of the Joint Trade Committee between the two countries.
The European Commission has approved funding for 248 new projects under the LIFE+ programme, the EU environment fund. The projects cover nature conservation, climate change, and environmental policy across all Member States.
Egypt's army has ousted the country's first democratically elected president Mohammed Morsi. He was replaced with the chief justice of the Supreme Constitutional Court, called for a presidential election, and suspended the constitution.