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What is the UK laptop ban on flights, what are the travel rules on cabin electronic devices and which countries are … – The Sun

Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017

In March 2017, the UK announced a cabin luggage ban on laptops and tablets on passenger flights from certain airports, following a similar move in the States. But which airports does this apply to, and what are the exact rules for travelling with electronic devices? The US and UK have banned passengers from carrying electronic devices larger than mobile phones on flights to certain airports What are the air travel rules on electronics? The…

Now is the worst time to buy a new MacBook from Apple – Business Insider

Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017

Getty If you were hoping to buy a new Apple laptop, you should wait two weeks before pulling the trigger. On June 5, Apple will kick off its annual developer’s conference. And this year, it looks like it might launch some new products in addition to announcing software updates for iPhones, Macs, and Apple Watches.  Apple is planning to release three new laptops next month, according to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman. Apple may…

In Israel, Trump urges new Middle East ‘harmony’ but faces old suspicions – Washington Post

Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017

JERUSALEM — President Trump placed his right hand on Judaism’s holiest prayer site Monday, spending a moment of symbolic silence amid a Middle East trip he has said he hopes will bring peace to this volatile region. Trump’s visit to the Western Wall in East Jerusalem was itself the subject of controversy here, as is virtually everything that involves the disputes between Israelis and Palestinians, and within the larger Muslim…

Republican redistricting is taking a beating in the courts (again) – Washington Post

Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017

This year, federal courts have been litigating a steady stream of gerrymandering claims. And most of the electoral maps the courts have knocked down were drawn by Republicans. That’s good news for Democrats: They have an opportunity in several states to draw more favorable congressional and state legislative maps ahead of 2018 elections. And every seat counts, given the 2020 Census is right around the corner, which brings with it the opportunity…

Ex-national security adviser ‘defies Senate Russia inquiry’ – BBC News

Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017

Media captionRetired Gen Michael Flynn explains Donald Trump’s appeal President Donald Trump’s fired national security adviser is refusing to hand over files to a Senate panel probing alleged Russian political meddling. According to US media, Michael Flynn will invoke his constitutional right against self-incrimination. The Senate Intelligence Committee is investigating possible links between the Trump campaign and Kremlin. Mr Flynn stood down in February after it emerged he lied about…

‘Radical Islamic terrorism,’ Trump said over and over. But not in Saudi Arabia. – Washington Post

Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017

President  Trump used to revel in his frequent and forceful use of the term “radical Islamic terrorism” in describing extremist groups in the Middle East and South Asia. Then he went to Saudi Arabia, one of the United States’ strongest allies in the Middle East. The phrase that once separated him from his political opponents and most of Washington was absent in his speech Saturday and was replaced with “Islamist extremism” and…