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The Royal Canadian Mint is missing 17.514,20 ounces of gold. A long awaited audit released on Monday concluded that neither accounting nor bookkeeping error can explain the $15.3 million in missing gold. According to accounting firm Deloitte and Touche theft can not be excluded anymore. It therefore recommends ‘a more in-depth review of systems security and an assessment of potential inappropriate activity by both internal and/or external parties’.

July 7th, 2009: A bar crawl outside a nightclub in Germany leads to a travel advisory for U.S. citizens issued by the American consulate in Germany, almost comparing Garmisch-Partenkirchen, a place known for its picturesque tranquility, with Sri Lanka or Jemen. The U.S. consulate later admitted that’s going too far and cancelled the warning.


From the U.S. consulate: “The U.S. consulate in Munich advises American citizens to avoid puplic gathering places, particulary restaurant, bars and discos frequented by American citizens, in the area of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria during the July 4th weekend. This advisory is based on reports that a German group may seek retaliation against U.S. citizens in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, for a recent incident at a local night club involving U.S. service members and German nationals. During this period, U.S. citizens are advised to maintain a high level of vigilance and to take appropriate steps to increase their security awareness.”

Written by Alfred

20. June 2009 at 9:48 am

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