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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Politically correct German murder mystery

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

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.

Showing the Spanish national flag now illegal?

There are more worrisome news about freedom of speech in Spain.

Groote Schuur Minute: De Klerk and Nelson Mandela write history

The negotiations which began in May 1990 between J.W. De Klerk and Nelson Mandela were the beginning of the end of apartheid in South Africa.

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Bashar al-Assad, a well-educated autocrat

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Gender indoctrination of the youngest reaches Taiwan

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How low can the Spanish Prime Minister fall?

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