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No laptop ban as US says all airlines have raised security

Washington - All 180 airlines serving the United States have taken the security steps needed to avoid being forced to implement inflight bans on laptop computers, the Department of Homeland Security said Thursday.

Russia backs bill to strip 'terrorists' of citizenship

Moscow - Russian MPs on Wednesday passed a law to strip naturalised citizens of passports for offences classed as "terrorism" following a deadly April suicide bombing in the Saint Petersburg metro.

Trump keeps Iran deal, but threatens more sanctions

Washington - Donald Trump has backed away from a campaign promise to scrap a major nuclear security deal with Iran, with officials announcing the agreement and related sanctions relief will stay in place for now.

New firewall designed to protect Android cellphones

A security threat to smartphones comes from phone components, like touchscreens, chargers, and battery or sensor assemblies. These 'field replaceable units’ have weak security settings; but there is a new solution for this vulnerability.

Would you clean toilets for free Wi-Fi? 22,000 unwittingly agreed

Wi-Fi hotspot provider Purple has warned of the dangers of logging onto public networks without first reading the terms and conditions. The company snuck a spoof "community service" clause into its own T&Cs. Amazingly, just one person noticed.

US bans Kaspersky software amid concerns over Russia ties

Washington - The US government has moved to block federal agencies from buying software from Russia-based Kaspersky Labs, amid concerns about the company's links to intelligence services in Moscow.

Four airports remain under US laptop ban

Washington - Four airports remain under a ban for carry-on laptops on US-bound flights, imposed amid fears that Islamic State is developing a bomb concealed in personal electronics, officials said Tuesday.

Kuwait airline says US laptop ban lifted

Kuwait City - Kuwait Airways said Sunday that a ban on laptops and tablets in the cabins of its US-bound flights had been lifted by Washington.

Royal Jordanian Airlines says US laptop ban lifted

Amman - Royal Jordanian Airlines said on Sunday it has won an exemption from a US ban on passengers carrying laptops and tablet computers on flights from its hub in Amman.

US, Mexican officials play nice as Trump doubles down on wall

Mexico - Top US and Mexican officials sought common ground Friday on issues such as migration and drug trafficking, even as President Donald Trump combatively repeated his vow to make Mexico pay for his planned border wall.

Utilities including nuclear firms hacked: NYT

Washington - Firms operating nuclear power plants and other energy facilities in the US have been hacked in recent months, the New York Times reported.It quoted what it called an urgent report issued in late June by the Department of Homeland Security.

US homeland security chief talks drug crackdown with Mexican president

Mexico - US Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly met Wednesday with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto to discuss the countries' joint fight against drug cartels, officials said.

Turkey says US to lift laptop ban on Istanbul-origin flights

Ankara - The United States is set to lift a ban on carrying large electronic devices, such as laptops, in the cabin of US-bound flights from Turkey's main international airport, Turkish Transport Minister Ahmet Arslan said on Tuesday.

US lifts laptop ban for Etihad flights

Washington - The United States has lifted a ban on passengers taking laptops and tablet computers on Etihad Airways flights from its base in the Emirati capital Abu Dhabi, authorities said Sunday.

2,000 evacuated after scare at Paris's main airport

- At least 2,000 people were evacuated from Paris's main airport on Saturday and eight flights cancelled after an individual went into a "restricted area" without going through security controls, airport sources said.

Party and security: Madrid dances to WorldPride rhythm

Madrid - Hundreds of thousands of revellers young and old danced, cheered and partied on the rainbow streets of Madrid Saturday in the world's biggest march for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender rights.Carried along by the slogan "Viva la vida!

Party and security: Madrid gears up for WorldPride march

Madrid - Hundreds of thousands of revellers are poised to take to the rainbow streets of Madrid Saturday in the world's biggest march for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender rights.From 5:00 pm (1500 GMT), carried along by the slogan "Viva la vida!

Turkey denies Cyprus troop withdrawal offer in crunch talks

Ankara - Turkey denied on Thursday it had offered to pull out the vast majority of its troops in Cyprus to help reach a peace deal for the divided Mediterranean island at make-or-break peace talks in Switzerland.

Security riddle holds answer to 40-year Cyprus conundrum

Montana - More than 40 years after Turkish troops invaded northern Cyprus, the presence of tens of thousands of soldiers on the Mediterranean island still looms large over make-or-break peace negotiations this week.

US to toughen airline security — no laptop ban expansion

Washington - The United States announced Wednesday it would implement tough new security rules for all airlines flying into the country, but held off from a threatened expansion of its carry-on laptop ban.

China's top diplomat holds talks with Trump on N. Korea

Washington - China's top diplomat told Donald Trump that Beijing was willing to keep working with Washington to defuse tensions on the Korean peninsula -- days after the US leader implied that Chinese efforts had failed.

Madrid bolsters security as WorldPride kicks off

Madrid - Madrid increased security Friday for the start of WorldPride 2017, one of the biggest celebrations of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights which hundreds of thousands of people are expected to attend.

Tillerson urges China to put more pressure on N. Korea

Washington - US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday urged Chinese officials to apply greater diplomatic and economic pressure on North Korea to force Pyongyang to rein in its nuclear weapons program.

US tries to use better China ties to press North Korea

Washington - Washington will host two of China's most senior officials Wednesday to deepen the dialogue between the world's greatest powers and test Beijing's willingness to turn the screw on North Korea.

Sharp rise in violent Islamist extremists in Sweden: intelligence

Stockholm - The number of violent Islamist extremists in Sweden has soared from 200 in 2010 to "thousands", intelligence agency Sapo said Friday, while noting that only a handful were deemed able to carry out a terror attack.

Sharp rise in violent Islamist extremists in Sweden: intelligence

Stockholm - The number of violent Islamist extremists in Sweden has soared from 200 in 2010 to "thousands", intelligence agency Sapo said Friday, while noting that only a handful were deemed able to carry out a terror attack.

Sharp rise in violent Islamist extremists in Sweden: intelligence

Stockholm - The number of violent Islamist extremists in Sweden has soared from 200 in 2010 to "thousands", intelligence agency Sapo said Friday, while noting that only a handful were deemed able to carry out a terror attack.

Global ransomware attack 'came from North Korea'

London - May 2017's global ransomware attack, which struck over 200,000 computer systems across 150 countries, was 'launched from North Korea' according to British security officials.

Windows XP updated to defend against 'nation-state' cyberattacks

Microsoft has taken the highly unusual step of releasing a new set of Windows security updates for unsupported operating system versions. The company said the patches come in the wake of WannaCrypt and provide protection against "nation-state actors."

Logitech launches Circle 2 smart security camera to rival Nest

Logitech has announced a new household security camera to rival the Nest ecosystem of products. Called the Circle 2 and acting as follow-up to the Logi Circle, Logitech is pitching the device as a peace-of-mind solution to stay in control of your home.
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