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Monthly Archives: May, 2020

Dirty Harry turns 90

A tribute to Clint Eastwood on his 90th birthday

The bombing of Taihoku, capital of Japanese Taiwan

For decades, the air raid on then Japanese-controlled Taipei in May 1945 was an ignored chapter of World War II in Asia.

Nissan says goodbye to Spain’s Catalonia region

Japanese automaker Nissan is closing down its plant in Catalonia, which prompted angry reactions from regional politicians. Well, maybe not all of them…

The EU and the AU share little more than declarations of intent

Africa’s many problems and also its lack of self-reflection represent a big challenge for the European Union.

The British Army and the betrayal of the Cossacks

At the end of World War II, tens of thousands of Cossack troops and their families were forcibly transferred to the Soviets.

The Battle of Tsushima, the beginning of the end for Czarist Russia

At the beginning of the 20th century, declining Russia suffered a humiliating defeat at the hands of emerging Japan.

Adding a personal touch to the Battle of Dunkirk

Two young British soldiers surrendered to my father during the Battle of Dunkirk. Others weren’t so lucky…

Dunkirk 1940: disaster, myth and miracle

80 years ago, the Battle of Dunkirk began in the surroundings of France’s northernmost city.

Having no health insurance sealed a motorcyclist’s fate

Nowadays, getting excellent medical help in Taiwan is actually the norm. But 30 years ago, a scooter accident went tragically wrong…

“There is no evil that lasts 100 years”

Vox successfully organized Spain’s first vehicle demonstration in several provincial capitals, but the main event took place in Madrid.

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An epic struggle between good and evil in Spain?

The man that decisively shaped twentieth-century Spain for almost four decades, Generalissimo Francisco Franco, died peacefully on November 20th, 1975 in a...

Spain’s astonishing rise from the ashes after the civil war

After the end of the three-year-long Spanish Civil War on April 1st, 1939, reconstruction under Generalissimo Francisco Franco began quickly and virtually...

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

45 years ago on November 20th, 1975, the man that had shaped Spain for almost four decades, Generalissimo Francisco Franco, died in...

Bars or clinics? Different priorities in Spain and Taiwan

Spain is well-known for its amazing number of bars, which have little in common with those in the United States. They are...

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

On November 15th, 2020 Burma, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam as well as Australia, China, Japan,...
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