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The murder of a descendant of King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba

Lij Tafari Mäkonnen, better known as Haile Selassie I, Ethiopia's 225th and last Emperor, was murdered in his palace while under house...

First and Third World administration

In my humble opinion, a modern State is also defined by an effective administration that takes its citizens and their issues seriously....

Last kamikaze mission during World War II

The desperate Japanese suicide missions flown during the last stage of World War II in the Pacific, carried out by what was...

The first James Bond turns 90

Sean Connery, the first actor to play fictional British secret agent James Bond 007, created in 1953 by English writer Ian Fleming...

When Angela Merkel annoyed the Rolling Stones

About a month before the general election in Germany on September 18th, 2005, in which then opposition leader Angela Merkel from the...

Animal Farm first published 75 years ago

On August 17th, 1945 George Orwell (1903-1950) had his second best known work, the timeless allegorical fable Animal Farm, first published in...

25 years ago, demolition of Japanese cultural remain begins

On August 15th, 1995, 50 years after Japan´s unconditional surrender in World War II and the end of its 35-year rule in...

My apologies

I would like to apologize to my readers for not having posted anything since August 14th. The reason isn’t widespread August laziness,...

35 years ago, Pope John Paul II asked pardon for slave trade

Polish Pontiff John Paul II (1920-2005), nicknamed "The Pilgrim Pope”, made 104 foreign trips to 129 countries, including Muslim nations like Azerbaijan,...

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An epic struggle between good and evil in Spain?

The man that decisively shaped twentieth-century Spain for almost four decades, Generalissimo Francisco Franco, died peacefully on November 20th, 1975 in a...

Spain’s astonishing rise from the ashes after the civil war

After the end of the three-year-long Spanish Civil War on April 1st, 1939, reconstruction under Generalissimo Francisco Franco began quickly and virtually...

November 20th, 1975: Arias Navarro announces Franco’s death

45 years ago on November 20th, 1975, the man that had shaped Spain for almost four decades, Generalissimo Francisco Franco, died in...

Bars or clinics? Different priorities in Spain and Taiwan

Spain is well-known for its amazing number of bars, which have little in common with those in the United States. They are...

The world’s biggest free-trade deal signed virtually in Hanoi

On November 15th, 2020 Burma, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam as well as Australia, China, Japan,...
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