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Flying Dutchman

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Taiwan´s imperial subjects still speak Japanese

Many of the elderly that were educated under Nippon’s colonial rule still are fluent in Japanese and happy to use it among their fellows.

The “Hun speech” as an early example of political propaganda

The alleged “Hun speech“ by the German Kaiser is a sad example of how manipulated words lead to disastrous consequences.

Antonio Salazar, Portugal’s last defender of its glorious past

Antonio Salazar’s death basically marked the end of a centuries-old era in Portuguese history.

Austria becomes free, sovereign, neutral and democratic

In July 1955, Austria became the free, sovereign, neutral and democratic state that the world knows.

The Maldives: dream destination and hotbed of jihadists

The beauty of the Maldives often distracts affluent visitors from the multiple problems that the islands face.

About Santiago, the patron saint of Spain

Santiago, known in English as St James the Greater, is the patron saint of the whole of Spain, but not only.

Erdogan buries secular Turkey

The recent reactivation of the old Hagia Sophia cathedral in Istanbul as a mosque is another step away from a secular Turkish state.

Trump imprecise about embassies and consulates

Not everybody seems to be aware of the subtle difference between an embassy and a consulate, including US President Donald Trump.

If you close my consulate, then I close yours!

The US and China seem to be ready to engage in political warfare by mutually shutting down the other’s diplomatic missions.

The legendary Mediterranean diet

Judging from my personal experiences, Mediterranean diet doesn’t live up to the expectations it arises.

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