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Kevin Spacey ‘groped Norwegian king’s son-in-law’

The King of Norway’s former son-in-law has accused Kevin Spacey of groping him after a Nobel Peace Prize concert.

Ari Behn told radio station P4 that it happened after the actor had hosted the event in 2007.

“I am a generous person, but this was a bit more than I had in mind,” said Behn, who was married to King Harald’s daughter Martha Louise until last year.

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Google’s new ‘landscraper’ will be as long as a super-tall skyscraper is high — and it could be the next big building trend

When complete, Google’s new London headquarters will measure longer than the Shard — the tallest skyscraper in the United Kingdom — is tall. The Shard measures 1,016 feet tall. Google’s London headquarters is similar in size, but flipped on its side at 1,100 feet long.

The building’s architects — Bjarke Ingels Group and Heatherwick Studios — call it a “landscraper,” meaning it gains most of its size by stretching horizontally rather than vertically.

Google’s landscraper could be the first of its kind in the world. But futurist Amy Webb expects landscrapers to become more mainstream over the next 20 years in the United States.

“Landscrapers will create entirely new city footprints that we just haven’t seen yet in the US, and could make life easier and more realistic,” said Webb, who identifies socioeconomic, geopolitical, and business trends based on quantitative data.

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Meghan Already is already pregnant. Everything We Know About Harry’s Royal Wedding

It’s been a whirlwind 24 hours in royal reportage. Where will Harry and Meghan live? What will they be called? Is she already pregnant? The British media are on the case.

MI6’s secret multi-million pound Cold War slush fund

In the late 1940s, a man in late middle age – military bearing, neat moustache, hair balding under his bowler hat – would walk down Whitehall in London to number 22.

Back then it was a bank: a discreet, exclusive establishment for members of the military. The bank’s name, Holt’s, is still carved in stone above the door, although the building now houses part of the Cabinet Office. The man would give his name as Captain Theo Spencer and withdraw money from one of his accounts.

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The special skills power couples cultivate

There’s no question that George Clooney is one of the most successful actors in Hollywood. But it wasn’t until he teamed up with Amal Alamuddin, a barrister specialising in public international law and human rights who has represented high-profile clients like WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange that he suddenly made up one half of another status all together – that of the power couple.

Power couples – those in a relationship who strive for success in their field while supporting each other’s ambitions – come in many different forms. It’s obviously not necessary that both have careers, but research shows that if you are coupled up these days, there’s a good chance both you and your partner are in paid work.

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London may have found a radical solution for its housing crisis—building new homes on roofs

London may have found a radical solution for its housing crisis—building new homes on roofs.

Britain’s capital could benefit from 41,000 new homes if it developed properties on unused rooftops, adding a potential 28 million square feet of real-estate to its two most central zones, according to research from Knight Frank, a global property consultancy firm.

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Unemployed Romanian man who went out drinking at his village pub ‘woke up 1,675 miles away in London after betting his friends he could get a job’

  • Mihai Danciu went drinking with his friends in the Romanian village of Albesti
  • He is currently unemployed and made a bet with them that he could find a job  
  • He then woke up in London and has no idea of how he made the 1,675 mile trip 
  • Romanian nurse said he had been drinking and was amazed to be in the capital

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