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Jewelry Room of the Green Vault
Jewelry Room of the Green Vault in 2006. Photo: Norbert Millauer/DDP/AFP via Getty Images

In Germany, thieves broke into Dresden's Green Vault, one of the world's oldest museums, and made off with three priceless sets of 18th century Baroque jewelry that officials said would be impossible to sell on the open market, AP reports.

Why it matters: The treasury of Augustus the Strong of Saxony was established in 1723, and today contains around 4,000 objects of gold, precious stones and other materials on display in Dresden's Royal Palace.

Ivory Coast raises more than $6 billion to grow its tourism sector

A drone photo shows the coastline in Abidjan, Ivory Coast on August 15, 2019. Ivory Coast,
The coastline in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. Photo: Mahmut Serdar Alakus/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Ivory Coast raised 5.8 billion euros, or $6.4 billion, for its tourism industry during a roundtable in Hamburg, Germany on Friday, Bloomberg reports.

The big picture: The world’s top cocoa producer wants to create 700,000 jobs in tourism and make the sector the third pillar of its economy by 2025.