Of course UK politicians are using WhatsApp to plot who will replace prime minister Theresa May

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The last few days have been rough for United Kingdom prime minister Theresa May.

The election she called for, meant to consolidate power for her conservative party ahead of Brexit negotiations, backfired and cost her side a crucial majority in parliament. 

That self-inflicted blow, and the surge of the Labour party, has led to calls for her resignation. Now the Washington Post reports that some conservative politicians from her own party are using the encrypted messaging service WhatsApp to plot who will replace the embattled prime minister:   Read more…

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Report: U.S. and U.K. electronics ban partially blamed on plot to use a fake Apple iPad as a bomb

According to a report published today, the recently announced U.S. electronics ban on incoming flights from eight countries (Jordan, Egypt, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Qatar, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates) was partially related to a uncovered plot to bring down a plane using a bomb. The explosives were to be hidden inside a fake Apple iPad. Authorities said the ban, and a similar one announced for the U.K., were the result of more than one planned incident. The U.K. is banning electronics on planes arriving into the region from Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, and Turkey.

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