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European history

The biggest battle on German territory in World War II

The Soviets winning the battle at the Seelow Heights cleared the way to the conquest of Berlin.

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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The ephemeral Treaty of Sèvres

After more than fifteen months of preparations, on August 10th, 1920 the short-lived Treaty of Sèvres was signed in the Paris suburb...

Modern Singapore celebrates its 55th birthday

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8th of August in Taiwan: Father’s Day with a Confucian touch

In Mandarin, both the character for eight and for father are pronounced “ba”. Also, August is simply the eighth month of the...

Fake Spanish “Nationalists”

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German hotel forced to change its name after 525 years

The oldest and most exclusive hotel in Augsburg, a city of roughly 300,000 inhabitants in the Eastern Bavarian region of Swabia, finally...
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