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Taiwanese politics World Politics

Taiwan’s Vice President to retake position in research and teaching

Taiwan’s Vice President Chen Chien-jen will soon be back to “normal” life.

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Customs and traditions Personal experiences

Running out of gas!

It’s very unpleasant to deal with gas, water and electricity companies in Valencia. Here’s the gas story!

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Media and entertainment Spanish politics

Lawsuit against Twitter and new demonstrations announced in Spain

Spanish political party Vox plans to file a lawsuit against Twitter for allowing a hashtag that calls for the assassination of its leader.

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European Politics Health Politics

Double free coronavirus testing for everybody in Andorra

Andorra might be very small, but during the current pandemic the country is making enormous efforts and taking unusual measures to get back on its feet soon.

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Personal experiences

Maiden voyage to Taiwan, the old Formosa

I arrived in Taiwan for the first time in 1988. This is the first posting about those good old days.

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European history Personal experiences

Stalin’s cathedral and other controversial Russian World War II memorials

Due to the current virus pandemic, this year’s WW II Victory Parade in Moscow had to be postponed. The special meaning of this historical event remains unchanged, though.

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European history Personal experiences

Germany 1945: surrender or liberation?

There’s hardly any controversy about Germany’s unconditional surrender in May 1945 anymore, but that’s mostly due to a very selective view of history.

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Health Politics Personal experiences

Ignoring social distancing in Spain: “I just won’t stay at home!”

Too many people in Spain don’t seem to take the current pandemic seriously enough, even though it has already killed almost 26,000 people all over the country.

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Media and entertainment Political correctness

Politically correct German murder mystery

Using taxpayer’s money, Germany’s public television keeps broadcasting excruciating political propaganda.

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German history German politics

Democracy à la Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, raised in a communist household in a communist state, never fully understood real democracy. The recent scandalous events in Thuringia proved it again.