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Laptop ban: EU seeks talks with US over sharing security information

Hazard: Laptop batteries pose a fire risk (Reuters)

By: Rithika Siddhartha

THE European Union has demanded urgent talks with the United States over a possible extension to some European countries of a US ban on airline passengers taking laptops into cabins, saying any security threats faced are common. The Trump administration is likely to extend the ban already applicable to flights originating from 10 specific airports in the Middle East, north Africa and Turkey because of fears that a concealed bomb could be installed in electronic devices taken onto an aircraft, officials said. In a letter to John Kelly, secretary of homeland security, and Elaine Chao, US secretary of transportation, the…

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