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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 Peking Winter Olympics caught...

A long lunch with a contemporary witness

Today I was invited for lunch by a 90-year-old lady at her home in the neighborhood. She is mentally and physically still quite fit...

The forgotten Indian mutiny of 1946

A short, but critical event that hastened the end of British colonial rule on the Indian subcontinent took place on February 18th, 1946: the...

Helmut Schmidt’s mighty German Hair Force

Before Social Democratic politician and World War II Air Force veteran Helmut Schmidt (1918-2015) became Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG), he served as...

Ma Ying-jeou, mayor of Taipei and President of Taiwan

While I also know his predecessor Chen Shui-bian (born 1950) personally, as his short-time Spanish teacher I somehow have a special relationship with Conservative...

Günter Schabowski, the man that opened the Berlin Wall by mistake

East German Communist Günter Schabowski, who made history during a press conference broadcast live on television in the evening of November 9, 1989 by...

Cuba, Red China’s first stronghold in the Caribbean

The world’s largest and smallest communist states, the People's Republic of China (PRC) and Cuba became close friends on September 28th, 1960. After anti-communist Cuban...

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