US President Barack Obama has said he believes a bipartisan deal reached by Senate leaders will re-open Government and remove the threat of a default.
The White House encouraged Congress to act swiftly to pass the deal.
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Travel industry chiefs have called for universal safety standards to be introduced across Europe, to help prevent future tragedies.
The tragic deaths of two children on a Thomas Cook Corfu holiday in 2006 could lead to a crisis of confidence for the travel industry.
Sunny spells for tomorrow, although the further we go into the weekend then we will see outbreaks of rain moving south eastwards