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German spymasters left red-faced as plans for new Berlin HQ are stolen

The Guardian,12 July, 2011

There may be high fences and security cameras around the building site in Berlin, but that wasn’t enough to prevent the blueprints for one of the city’s biggest construction projects from going missing.

The site is for the headquarters of Germany‘s answer to M16, making the loss all the more embarrassing.

The spy agency is facing difficult questions after it emerged that it could not even keep the plans for its new hi-tech offices from going astray. According to a report in Focus magazine, the blueprints contained sensitive information relating to the security of the Berlin headquarters. Continue reading

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