President Mohamed Morsi was removed from office and detained by the Egyptian military, who announced the constitution is suspended and new presidential elections will be held. Mass celebrations erupted across the country following the news.

PressTV: African Union suspends Egypt after Morsi ouster

A senior official of the African Union (AU) says the Union has suspended Egypt membership after the military ousted president, Mohamed Morsi.  Admore Kambudzi, Secretary of AU Peace and Security Council, said on Friday that Egypt was suspended from all its activities until it restores constitutional order.

PressTV: France slams US over ‘espionage’

France has taken a swipe at the U.S. over allegations that its largest intelligence organization, the National Security Agency (NSA), spied on the European Union offices both in the US and Europe.

PressTV: French secret services spy on citizens, report says

France’s secret services illegally have been spying on the citizens by monitoring their telephone and internet communications as well as internet searches, a report says.

RT: Russia chides France, Spain and Portugal over Morales aircraft incident

Russia has blasted the European countries which barred the Bolivian presidential aircraft from entering their airspace as unfriendly action, adding that such moves could compromise passengers’ safety.

RT: ‘We don’t need US Embassy in Bolivia’: Morales, UNASUR slam ‘imperial’ skyjack

Tensions flare at the UNASUR summit in Bolivia, with the country’s president Evo Morales saying that his “hand would not shake” if and when he “closes the US Embassy,” following the forced stop of presidential plane in Austria.

The President has also expressed appreciation for the support he has received so far from Latin American countries.

RT: Haven for Snowden: Icelandic Pirate Party pushes for granting NSA leaker citizenship

Icelandic Pirate Party, which is represented in the parliament, has proposed a bill on granting NSA leaker Edward Snowden citizenship of the island nation.