Weekday News Wrap: Monday, July 8, 2013
- Brazil’s foreign minister has said his government is worried by a report that the US has collected data on millions of telephone and email conversations in his country and promised to push for international protection of internet privacy.
- Bolivia offered asylum to former US spy agency contractor Edward Snowden, joining leftist allies Venezuela and Nicaragua in defiance of Washington, which is demanding his arrest for divulging details of secret US spy programs.
- North and South Korea have agreed to take steps to reopen the shared Kaesong Industrial Zone, including facilities inspections.
- The Israeli Cabinet approved a bill that would reverse the currently existing draft exemption for, among others, ultra-Orthodox men.
- UK’s House of Commons voted unanimously to hold a referendum by 2017 about whether the UK should remain a member of the European Union.