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Only $22 billion?

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WikiLeaks founder Assange slams Swiss banker arrest

WIKILEAKS-SWISS/He said Switzerland was not the only country involved in the offshore banking structures that were depriving tax authorities worldwide of some $22 billion.

In German, a “billion” is what is typically called a “trillion” in English.

Wikipedia puts tax evasion at $345 billion in the U.S. alone.

It is, to say the least, unrealistic that worldwide tax evasion amounts to only $22 billion.

Gitike

Indeed. We corrected it to change the figure to $22 trillion: GBU Editor

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange holds up CD’s containing data on offshore bank account holders. REUTERS/Paul Hackett

A slew of choices…

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Carrie Fisher is fat but “not like Jabba the Hutt

USA/She weighed about 100 pounds (45 kg) when she wore that iconic metallic gold bikini and slayed Jabba the Hutt, the massive, slug-like alien in “Return of the Jedi.”

“I’ve jumped out of a plane. I’ve walked over coals, repelled down a mountain. And I’m afraid of scales,” Fisher said.

The wrong year…

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Giuliani ponders 2010 presidential run

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I didn’t know that 2010 is in the future and that there will be a US presidential election then.

Leo

The headline with the wrong year was up for several hours before we fixed it.

We should have filed a correction as well, but we didn’t: GBU Editor

Former U.S. Republican candidate Rudolph Giuliani speaks to the media during a news conference in a library in Bogota, November 23, 2010. REUTERS/Jose Miguel Gomez

Very unfortunate typo

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Thai bourse halts Sri Trang before S’pore IPO news

MARKETS-THAILAND-STOCKS/FALLBANGKOK Jan 24 (Reuters) – The Thai Stock Exchange said it had suspended trading in Sri Trang Agro-Industry Pcl STA.BK on Monday ahead of an announcement on the pricing of its Singapore initial pubic offering (IPO) later in the day.

In your article I believe you meant public offering, NOT pubic!

Maverick

I sincerely hope so. We fixed it: GBU Editor

A security guard secures the building of Stock Exchange of Thailand that was partially burnt during recent clashes in Bangkok, May 24, 2010.  REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

The wrong word…

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Hillary wants a break, but maybe just a little one

USA-CHINA/ABC’s Good Morning America asked how’s she’s doing on The Grandmother Front. She prefaced her reply with peels of laughter: “I will only get in trouble, however I respond to that. But let me just say I love babies, and so maybe I’ll have more in my life some day.”

Not a question, but an edit. Your article online today about Hillary Clinton possibly taking a break and prospects of becoming a grandmother, notes that she replied with ‘peels of laughter.’

Typo rant…

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Zsa Zsa Gabor smiling after surgery, husband says

gbu gabor 300LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Zsa Zsa Gabor smiled and ate ice cream on Saturday, a day after doctors amputated much of the actress’ leg to fight a gangrene infection that could have killer her, her husband said.

PLEASE, WITH ALL DUE RESPECT, WITH ALL THIS TECHNOLOGY AND AN ENGLISH DICTIONARY ON HAND, YOU’D THINK THE AUTHOR OF THIS PIECE COULD DO SPELL CHECK. PERHAPS HE SHOULD EVEN RETURN TO GRAMMAR SCHOOL.

Erroneous Giffords report

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US Rep. Giffords shot dead in Arizona, gunman held

USA-SHOOTING/CONGRESSWOMANTUCSON, Ariz., Jan 8 (Reuters) – U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona died after being shot in the head while meeting constituents at a grocery store in Tucson, NPR reported on Saturday.

Giffords, a 40-year-old Democrat in her third term in Congress, was shot point blank by an unidentified gunman who fired indiscriminately into the crowd, NPR and other U.S. media said.

He didn’t win…

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Michelle Williams still asks why Heath Ledger died

LEISURE CANDY PREMIEREThe 30 year-old actress, whose romance with Ledger blossomed on the set of “Brokeback Mountain” in roles for which they both received Oscar nominations (he won supporting actor), said she had found “meaning in things and people and relationships that have sprung up and friendships that have strengthened.

You should correct the misstatement of facts in this article.

Heath Ledger did NOT win an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for Brokeback Mountain, he didn’t win anything at all, though many of us believe he should have. He was nominated in the Best Actor category but did not win.

The wrong church?

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gbu wrong churchCould you please correct the picture posted with this article?

The picture is of the Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada, which in no way is connected to the story.

As a prominent landmark of Winnipeg, our Cathedral should in no way be associated with this article.

They bought how much gold?

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IMF’s gold sales slowed 40 pct in Oct. vs Sept.

INDIANEW YORK/WASHINGTON Nov 29 (Reuters) – The International Monetary Fund has slowed the rate of selling its gold by 40 percent in October from the previous month, as interest among central banks to own the metal increased as a hedge against economic uncertainty.

Gold previously sold directly to central banks were 222 tonnes to India, 200 tonnes to Mauritius, 10 tonnes to Sri Lanka and 10 tonnes to Bangladesh.

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