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Britain, Germany, Canada Ban Yemeni Flights

VOA News | November 02, 2010 11:13

Western nations are continuing to tighten rules on air cargo shipments after last week's failed terror plot to mail bombs to the United States.


British Home Secretary Theresa May announced Monday a ban on what she calls unaccompanied air cargo coming from Somalia, which is largely controlled by Islamic militants. Britain suspended such shipments from Yemen last week just after the plot was uncovered.


May also said Monday that passengers would no longer be allowed to carry large computer printer toner cartridges on British flights.


Germany Monday also said it was suspending all passenger flights from Yemen. It has already barred air freight from that country.


Canada also says it will not allow any cargo planes from Yemen.


British Prime Minister David Cameron told Parliament Monday that the fact that the bombs destined for the United States originated in Yemen and made stops in the United Arab Emirates, Germany, and Britain shows the need for the whole world to come together to deal with such matters.


Some information in this story was provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.

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