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Health Politics Spanish politics

Alfonso Reyes Cabanas, Spanish sportsman and government critic

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

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German history German politics

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.

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Customs and traditions Personal experiences

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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Health Politics World Politics

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, a dubious figure at the top of the WHO

The WHO, theoretically only responsible for public health worldwide, also gets heavily involved in political disputes around the globe.

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Asian history World Politics

The current pandemic and Taiwan’s continuing international isolation

The coronavirus outbreak highlights again Taiwan’s difficult international position due to China’s might.

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Religion World Politics

Catholics and the Vatican in Taiwan

Christians are a tiny minority in Taiwan, but Catholics are well-represented by the Vatican.

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Personal experiences Religion

Empty churches in Spain, only due to the coronavirus?

Even in once fervently catholic Spain, churches are getting emptier every year.

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Media and entertainment Spanish politics

First online demonstration in history apparently a big success

A historic event took place yesterday in Spain, where the coronavirus is still ravaging.

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Media politics Spanish politics

Victims of a murderously incompetent government, unite! ADCOVID founded in Spain

There is a growing willingness in Spain to hold the current left-wing government responsible for their deadly bungling.

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Asian Politics Customs and traditions

When modernity and tradition clash in Asia: Singapore’s colonial sodomy laws upheld again

Some countries in Asia take a very different approach to what many in the West take for granted nowadays.