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Paella for three

I thought that after two and a half years in Spain I was quite tired of paella, the world-famous Spanish national dish...

Historic China-Taiwan summit in Singapore five years ago

After China and Taiwan had considered the possibility of first-time talks between their leaders in early 2014, then Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou...

The Spanish Ministry of Truth

On September 15th, 2020 the Spanish Council of Ministers approved the Draft Bill of Democratic Memory that will punish those who disagree...

Who is the real winner of the 2020 US election?

Although it looks like both Republicans and Democrats will end up before the Supreme Court to decide if there’s going to be...

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,...

October 22nd, 1935: Mao’s Long March finally ends

The famous Long March, a year-long military retreat undertaken by the Communist Chinese Workers' and Peasants' Red Army (the forerunner of the...

The planned assault of Spain’s General Council of the Judiciary

By trying to hastily reform the way appointments are made to Spain’s judicial regulatory body, the General Council of the Judiciary (Consejo...

How in 1989 I missed Berlin’s reunification party

Today 30 years ago, on October 3rd, 1990, what was left of Germany after World War II finally reunited. As I have...

Celebrating outstanding writer Eileen Chang’s 100th birthday

Widely considered the best Chinese writer of her generation, essayist and novelist Chang Ai-ling, originally named Chang Yang and better known as...

Sigmund Jähn, Germany’s communist cosmonaut

Sigmund Jähn, the first German in space, died at his home in Strausberg outside of Berlin on September 21st, 2019. He was...

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Two years ago, the world’s largest Orthodox Church was consecrated

The Eastern Catholic Orthodox Church, the second-largest Christian community of faith on earth, has approximately 220 million baptized members, half of which...

A tribute to martial arts legend Bruce Lee

American actor, action director, martial arts instructor, philosopher and book author Lee Jun-fan, commonly known as Bruce Lee, or under his Chinese...

Leftist football legend Maradona dies aged 60

Diego Armando Maradona, one of the greatest football players of all times, died on November 25, 2020 from a heart attack in...

Huang Hua, China’s most important diplomat

Chinese diplomat Wang Rumei, who under his assumed name Huang Hua (“Yellow China”) served as Ambassador and Foreign Minister, died on November...

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...
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