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UK minister apologises for Weinstein ‘joke’ on live radio

LONDON: A British minister apologised "unreservedly" on Saturday after making a joke about disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein on a live BBC radio show. Environment Secretary Michael Gove drew immediate ire after comparing being interviewed by the programme's presenter with "going into Harvey Weinstein's bedroom," adding "you hope to emerge with your dignity intact". Gove, who was facing questions from interviewer John Humphrys in a special edition of BBC Radio 4's "Today" show in front of a live audience, swiftly…

End-to-end encryption on messaging services is unacceptable: UK minister

LONDON: British interior minister Amber Rudd said on Sunday end-to-end encryption of messages offered by services like Whatsapp are "completely unacceptable" and there should be no "secret place for terrorists to communicate". Local media have reported that shortly before launching an attack that killed four people including a policeman near Britain's parliament in central London, Khalid Masood sent an encrypted message via Whatsapp. "That is my view - it is completely unacceptable, there should be no place for…