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Source: BBC

Government spends £7m on no-deal ferries

Today 06:05 GMT

The government has paid £7m for its controversial extra ferry contracts which will be used in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

Brittany Ferries and Danish ferry company DFDS will run the additional services after the government's deal with the third supplier it contracted - Seaborne Freight - collapsed. Shortly after it was awarded the contract, the BBC found out that Seaborne had no ships and had never run a ferry service.

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Source: Fox News

Massive 4-day fire at Texas petrochemicals facility finally extinguished

Today 03:19 GMT

Emergency crews in Texas on Wednesday finally extinguished a massive fire that had engulfed a petrochemicals facility for four days.

The EPA and the TCEQ said they were waiting for test results of water samples to determine any potential impacts from the foam used to fight the fire on waterways next to the storage facility, including the Houston Ship Channel.

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Source: The Guradian

Disney seals $71bn deal for 21st Century Fox as it prepares to take on Netflix

Today 06:04 GMT

Disney has closed its $71bn (£54bn) acquisition of Rupert Murdoch’s entertainment business in a deal which unites franchises such as Cinderella, The Simpsons and Star Wars under one corporate roof to create a media behemoth of unprecedented scale.

Murdoch, the billionaire former owner of executive co-chairman of 21st Century Fox, wrote a letter to employees two days before the takeover was finalised, thanking them for their work.

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Source: Reuters

House Democrat says Trump appeared to influence Whitaker in Cohen case

Today 00:34 GMT

A leading House Democrat said on Tuesday that President Donald Trump appears to have influenced former acting U.S. Attorney General Matthew Whitaker to raise doubts about the campaign finance case against Trump’s former lawyer.

U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler said Whitaker described interactions with Justice Department staff about the case against former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen, which involved hush money payments to women who claimed to have affairs with Trump, during a March 13 closed-door meeting with lawmakers on Capitol Hill.


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