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OneWeb sale to UK-Bharti group gets court approval

OneWeb sale to UK-Bharti group gets court approval

Science
The sale of the failed satellite company OneWeb to Bharti Global Ltd of India and the UK government has been approved by a US bankruptcy court.The two parties' joint bid of $ 1bn (£800m) secures them the firm's assets.It means OneWeb will soon be able to resume building a space network capable of delivering broadband internet connections to all parts of the globe.Ministers hope the resurrected firm can also transmit navigation signals as an alternative to the EU's Galileo system.Britain walked away from involvement in the European project when it ceased to be a Union member state in January.Friday's hearing, held under the auspices of the US Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, was a key procedural moment in On
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard: Court hears details of ‘violent’ marital rows

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard: Court hears details of ‘violent’ marital rows

Entertainment
Johnny Depp has claimed "all hell would break loose" if he failed to follow ex-wife Amber Heard's "rules".The actor, 57, told London's High Court during a libel hearing Ms Heard, 34, would often force him to give her attention.Ms Heard claimed he once threw a magnum of champagne at her, which he denied.Mr Depp is suing for libel over an article that called him a "wife beater" - but the Sun newspaper maintains the story was accurate.The April 2018 piece by journalist Dan Wootton was about the casting of Mr Depp in the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them film franchise. Mr Depp's lawyers say the article made "defamatory allegations of the utmost seriousness", by accusing him of committing serious assaults on Ms Heard.But the Sun is defending the article...
US Supreme Court to rule on revealing Trump tax returns

US Supreme Court to rule on revealing Trump tax returns

World
The US Supreme Court is set to decide whether President Donald Trump's tax returns and other financial records can be examined by Congress and prosecutors - a ruling with potentially huge political consequences.Mr Trump refuses to share documents concerning his fortune and business.His lawyers argue he enjoys total immunity while in office.The ruling will test that claim and has implications on how far US lawmakers can scrutinise the president. Even a ruling in Congress's favour would not necessarily make Mr Trump's tax returns public before his bid for re-election in November.Mr Trump, who made his money as a property developer, is the first president since Richard Nixon in the 1970s not to have made his tax returns public.He calls the investigation into...
Heard calls Depp ‘violent little boy’ as court sees evidence of star’s wild lifestyle

Heard calls Depp ‘violent little boy’ as court sees evidence of star’s wild lifestyle

Entertainment
Amber Heard branded Johnny Depp a "needy man-child" and an "insecure violent little boy" as she accused him of repeatedly hitting her, in an email revealed for the first time in court.London's High Court was also shown picture evidence of Depp's wild lifestyle on what was the second day of his libel action against The Sun's publisher, News Group Newspapers The email - which was written by Heard in 2013 but was never sent to Depp - was read out in court.Heard accused the Pirates Of The Caribbean actor of "living in a world full of enablers" who failed to challenge his alleged booze and drug-fuelled lifestyle. Image: Amber Heard accused Johnny Depp of being like 'Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde'. Pic: James Veysey/Shutterstock Depp has denied al...
‘She severed my finger’: Court hears extraordinary details of Depp and Heard marriage

‘She severed my finger’: Court hears extraordinary details of Depp and Heard marriage

Entertainment
Johnny Depp has denied being a "wife beater" and accused his ex-wife Amber Heard of being the abuser in their marriage on the first day of his libel case.In a day of lurid evidence at the High Court, the Hollywood star documented his drug-taking history, which started at the age of 11, and how he realised his marriage was over when he found faeces in his bed. The court heard a claim from Depp that Heard punched him in the face on a plane and also threw bottles of vodka at him, severing his finger.Depp is suing The Sun's publisher, News Group Newspapers (NGN), after an article referred to "overwhelming evidence" that he attacked Heard during their relationship. Image: A picture from Depp's lawyers shows him in hospital after Heard allegedly sever...