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Monthly Archives: April, 2020

Donald Trump and the virus-a short interim balance

President Trump’s handling of this pandemic has been erratic, but not nearly as bad as his many critics say.

Taiwan donates two million surgical masks to Japan

As the coronavirus is still spreading across neighboring Japan, Taiwan took the decision to donate two million surgical masks to the country.

Spanish security forces openly admit to censoring government critics

Freedom of speech is more and more in danger in Spain.

The 19th century Republic of Formosa, not an example for modern Taiwan

The very short-lived Republic of Formosa, although a first attempt of nation building in Taiwan at the end of the 19th century, can’t serve as an example for today’s independence movement on the island.

125 years ago, Taiwan became a Japanese colony

Shortly before the turn of the 19th century, taking advantage of China’s weakness, Japan took over Taiwan for 50 years.

Separatist protest against Spanish military deployed to Pamplona during the current pandemic

Resentments against the central government are strong in some parts of Spain, even in these difficult times.

The biggest battle on German territory in World War II

The Soviets winning the battle at the Seelow Heights cleared the way to the conquest of Berlin.

Alfonso Reyes Cabanas, Spanish sportsman and government critic

Censorship or at least the limitation of free speech is a growing problem in Spain.

Potsdam and its destruction 75 years ago

Read a short introduction to the German city of Potsdam, destroyed shortly before the end of World War II 75 years ago on this day.

A Fallas visit ruined by the coronavirus

At the end, my friends didn't come and the money for the hotel is most probably lost.

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November 20th, 1975: Arias Navarro announces Franco’s death

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Bars or clinics? Different priorities in Spain and Taiwan

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The world’s biggest free-trade deal signed virtually in Hanoi

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