Thursday, 18 May 2017

US and EU reject expanding laptop ban to flights from Europe



US and EU officials have decided against a ban on laptops and tablets in cabin baggage on flights from Europe.

 
But after a four-hour meeting in Brussels to discuss the threats to aviation security, officials said other measures were still being considered.


US officials had previously said they were looking into extending to Europe a ban on electronics on flights from eight mostly Muslim countries.


The measure was introduced over fears a bomb could be concealed in a device.


The meeting was requested by EU officials after recent reports suggested US authorities had new information regarding laptop parts being turned into explosives.
Details of a specific threat have not been made public.




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