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Eurovision joins the Ukraine hype

One of my childhood memories from Spain is the annual Eurovision Song Contest (Concours Eurovision de la Chanson in French), usually hold in spring by...

Twitter soon to be owned by an African American?

The world's richest man, Elon Musk (born 1971) recently announced his intention to buy Twitter, infamous for its censorship of conservatives, to restore freedom...

Dreamland Europe?

The extremely positive image that Taiwanese have of Europe surprises me again and again. It might nowadays even be better than the one they...

Another totally justified fight against absolute evil?

I have to admit that the sheer magnitude of the military actions taken by Russia against Ukraine immediately after the Winter Olympics in Peking...

Jim Eagle has landed in Washington

After more than two months in power and therefore later than any other President of the United States, Joe Biden on March 26th, 2021...

Sleepy Joe, “Blowin’ in the Wind”?

How fragile US President Joe Biden really is became obvious again when on March 19th, 2021 he stumbled twice before falling over the third time...

Three years ago, Chinese President Xi Jinping became leader for life

On March 11th, 2018 Chinese President Xi Jinping (born 1953) was allowed to stay in power beyond the two terms that had been established in...

Why Xi won’t congratulate Gorbachev on his 90th birthday

Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev, the eighth and last leader of the Soviet Union, considered by die-hard Communists to be the gravedigger of a great idea,...

Olof Palme, Sweden’s tragic political figure

Sweden’s best-known politician, Social Democratic Prime Minister Olof Palme was assassinated under mysterious circumstances on February 28th, 1986 in his home town of Stockholm. It’s...

Berlin revisited

During my 13 years in Berlin, where I attended university and later took care of my disabled father before emigrating to Taiwan in 1999,...

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