The Republic of Formosa, which lasted only for five months, was the reaction to China’s cession of Taiwan to Japan.
Former conservative Spanish Prime Minister José María Aznar thinks that incumbent leader Pedro Sánchez just crossed a red line by signing an agreement with radical Basque separatists.
In Spain, the state of alarm was extended again and the use of masks has become compulsory in most situations.
Taiwan’s first female president Tsai Ying-wen starts her second term in office while the world is fighting the coronavirus, which her government has contained very successfully.
During my first night in Taipei I ended up in a disco called Buffalo Town, which in many ways was a quite special place.
In the 1980s, people in Taiwan were still proud of their Chinese cultural heritage. Sometimes, I mentioned places in Europe which also have an impressive history, like Cyprus.
Same-sex marriage was legalized in Taiwan exactly one year ago after the nation’s highest court had ruled in favor in 2017, but against a majority of the population.
Spanish died-in-the-wool communist Julio Anguita passed away on May 16th, 2020.
Horrible events took place at the end of World War II in Prague.
The atrocities committed by the Independent State of Croatia during World War II are quite well-known, but what happened immediately after it collapsed in 1945 remains mostly in the dark.