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‘Illegal’ Sagrada Familia cathedral set to pay millions for construction permit… 136 years too late

Magnificent. Iconic. Landmark. ‘Illegal’ is probably not on anyone’s list of adjectives for the unfinished Sagrada Familia cathedral in Barcelona. It should be, though – for 136 years, building has been going on without a permit. Barcelona’s most-visited tourist attraction is also Europe’s longest-enduring construction site – the foundation for the monumental Sagrada Familia cathedral was laid in 1882. Its ...

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Exorbitant cost, multiple failures, years overdue: A recap of the ongoing F-35 calamity (VIDEO)

As the entire F-35 fleet was yet again grounded for technical inspections, in the wake of its first crash in September. RT looks at the abject history and prospects of the most expensive Pentagon program in history. Over $ 300 billion has been spent on the project to create a state-of-the-art fifth-generation multi-role fighter since 1992, with the eventual cost ...

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Only took five years: Hillary Clinton lost security clearance, State Department confirms

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton no longer has a security clearance. Five of her former aides also lost theirs, following a scandal over her use of a private email server while running the State Department. Clinton’s security clearance “has been withdrawn at her request,” the Senate Judiciary Committee revealed on Friday, citing a State Department note dated September 21 ...

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How the 22-year-old founders of Brex built a billion-dollar business in less than 2 years

When Brazilian-born Henrique Dubugras and Pedro Franceschi met at 16 years old, they bonded over a love of coding and mutual frustrations with their strict mothers, who didn’t understand their Mark Zuckerberg-esque ambitions.  To be fair, their moms’ fear of their hacking habits only escalated after their pre-teen sons received legal notices of patent infringements in the mail. A legal threat ...

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Saudi Arabia can survive ‘2,000 years’ without US help & not face civil war like America – MBS

Saudi society fully supports the royals and those few fringe extremist elements who stir trouble are being dealt with, believes crown prince Mohammed bin Salman, who claimed the kingdom can survive for 2,000 years on its own. Known in the West by his initials MBS, the crown prince may, as he said, ‘love’ working with the US and Trump but, ...

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4 years and counting: Germany’s new warship postponed yet again

German Navy’s newest frigate should have been commissioned in 2014 to replace ageing Cold War-era warships, but it won’t be there until at least the next year due to faulty systems and snowballing cost, local media reported. Commissioning of the ‘Rheinland-Pfalz’, the lead ship of the brand new Baden-Wuerttemberg-class frigates, has now been postponed until the first half of 2019, ...

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Body language spoke louder than words at this years’ UN General (VIDEO)

Published time: 29 Sep, 2018 14:01 As this year’s UN General Assembly session draws to a close, thanks to President Trump, it may be remembered more for its “body language” than all the tough political talk. Whether they were the delegation of a long-standing ally of the US or an adversary, Trump’s speech to the assembly floor elicited a range ...

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Rebellion in Germany? Merkel’s parliamentary leader voted out after 13 years in office

Longtime ally of Chancellor Angela Merkel, parliamentary leader Volker Kauder, has been send packing after a surprise vote in Germany’s Bundestag. Opposition politicians see it as a start of a new political crisis. It’s actually the first time that Merkel’s favorite, who was in office for 13 years, was challenged by another candidate. Kauder was challenged by his own deputy, ...

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Bill Cosby sentenced to at least 3 years in first celebrity conviction for #MeToo

Comedian Bill Cosby, 81, has been sentenced to three to 10 years in a Pennsylvania state prison for drugging and molesting a woman in 2004. Cosby was sentenced on Tuesday over the assault, which took place at his Philadelphia home back in 2004. The sentence was a bit lighter than demanded by prosecution, which urged the judge to put the ...

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Facebook warned to amend ToS to fix EU consumer rights issues by year’s end

Facebook has been singled out for censure by the European Commission’s head of consumer affairs who has warned she’s running out of patience and said the company needs to make additional changes to its terms of service before the end of the year to bring them into line with the bloc’s consumer rules. The Commission also said today that Airbnb ...

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