Sunday

20th Aug 2017

Ticker

Confusion over US laptop ban for EU travellers

EU commissioners Violeta Bulc (transport) and Dimitris Avramopoulos (migration) held talks on Tuesday with US secretary for homeland security John Kelly about possibly expanding a US ban on in-flight laptops. Restrictions are currently in place for citizens from several African and Middle Eastern countries. After the meeting, US officials said they would not extend the ban to EU citizens, for now, but that the option was "still on the table".

Brexit realities dawn in UK

Just over a year after a small majority voted for Britain to leave the EU, new realities are dawning on both the in and the out camps.

News in Brief

  1. Macedonia sacks top prosecutor over wiretap scandal
  2. ECB concerned stronger euro could derail economic recovery
  3. Mixed Irish reactions to post-Brexit border proposal
  4. European Union returns to 2 percent growth
  5. Russian power most feared in Europe
  6. Ireland continues to refuse €13 billion in back taxes from Apple
  7. UK unemployment lowest since 1975
  8. Europe facing 'explosive cocktail' in its backyard, report warns

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