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DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMI­RATES» Emi­rates and Turk­ish Air­ways said they have been ex­empted from a U.S. ban on lap­tops in air­plane cab­ins, join­ing Eti­had in sat­is­fy­ing Amer­i­can se­cu­rity con­cerns that had cut into the long-haul car­ri­ers’ busi­ness.

It re­mains un­clear how the air­lines ad­dressed fears that the Is­lamic State or other mil­i­tant groups might smug­gle ex­plo­sives in elec­tronic de­vices. But in Turkey, au­thor­i­ties now use CT scan­ners to take cross-sec­tion images of pas­sen­gers’ elec­tron­ics just be­fore they board air­planes head­ing to the U.S.

Both air­lines alerted the Depart­ment of Home­land Se­cu­rity, which over­sees air­plane safety in the United States, that “they are ready to com­ply with the en­hanced se­cu­rity mea­sures,” said David La­pan, a Home­land Se­cu­rity spokesman in Wash­ing­ton.

CNN faces back­lash over han­dling of Trump video.

CNN says safety con­cerns led to its de­ci­sion not to re­veal the iden­tity of the Red­dit user who orig­i­nally posted an anti-CNN video — an old WWE video of Trump “rough­ing up” pro wrestling maven Vince McMa­hon, with the CNN logo su­per­im­posed over McMa­hon’s face.

The way the de­ci­sion was ex­plained and deep dis­trust of CNN among Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump’s sup­port­ers have pro­voked a back­lash against the net­work.

In­ter­na­tional tourism to U.S. still strong.

The U.S. Travel As­so­ci­a­tion says more in­ter­na­tional vis­i­tors came to the U.S. than ex­pected in May, again de­fy­ing ex­pec­ta­tions of slow growth or a de­cline in reaction to Pres­i­dent Trump’s travel ban and other is­sues. De­spite the strong spring num­bers, an over­all slow­down is still pro­jected for the year.

Fac­tory or­ders fall in May.

Or­ders to U.S. fac­to­ries fell for the sec­ond straight month in May. The Com­merce De­part­ments re­ports that fac­tory or­ders slid 0.8 per­cent in May, big­gest drop since last Novem­ber.

EU, Ja­pan reach free trade deal.

BRUS­SELS» The Euro­pean Union and Ja­pan have agreed “in prin­ci­ple” on a free trade deal that will af­fect an over­whelm­ing ma­jor­ity of com­merce be­tween the two eco­nomic gi­ants and will be of­fi­cially en­dorsed at a sum­mit of their lead­ers Thurs­day.

Italy to na­tion­al­ize bank.

MILAN» The Ital­ian govern­ment is tak­ing con­trol of trou­bled bank Monte dei Paschi di Siena and will try to re­launch it in a plan that in­cludes dis­pos­ing of a mas­sive $32.5 bil­lion in bad loans. In de­tail­ing the plan Wed­nes­day, bank CEO Marco Morelli said the dis­posal of the bad loans was “the most rel­e­vant is­sue” in the Euro­pean Com­mis­sion’s ap­proval this week of the rescue. The govern­ment will in­ject 5.4 bil­lion eu­ros into the bank.

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