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Santiago Abascal’s VOX, defender of Spain’s national unity

As mainstream Western Europe has been moving to the left for decades and traditional right-wing parties, like the Christian Democrats (CDU) in...

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...

Disgraced former Taiwanese president Chen Shui-bian turns 70

Former Taiwanese president Chen Shui-bian was born on October 12th, 1950 into a poor farming family in Tainan County in southern Taiwan....

Bashar al-Assad, a well-educated autocrat

Bashar al-Assad, the second son of former Syrian ruler Hafez al-Assad (1930-2000) and his wife Anisa Makhlouf (1930-2016), who took over the...

The Maldives: dream destination and hotbed of jihadists

The beauty of the Maldives often distracts affluent visitors from the multiple problems that the islands face.

Post-Apartheid South Africa wins Rugby World Cup

South Africa's unexpected win of the 1995 Rugby World Cup raised hopes that have not been fulfilled.

Remembering Chiang Kai-shek, 45 years after his death

A brief introduction to the controversial figure of Chiang Kai-shek

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150 years of German history and nothing to celebrate?

On January 18th, 2021, what was left of Germany after World War II and finally reunited on October 3rd, 1990, could and...

Japanese Don Quixote plans to conquer Taipei

Japan’s biggest discounter Don Quijote, named after the most famous novel about a crazy nobleman (spelled Don Quixote in English) by the...

Travelling with pets these days isn’t an easy task

Theoretically I have only three months left in Valencia, as from April 11th, 2021 I’m allowed to take my two cats back...

Oppositional TPP held its first National Convention in Taipei

The Taiwan People’s Party (TPP), the youngest opposition force on the island, held its first National Convention in Taipei on January 10th,...

One year ago, Prague and Taipei became twin cities

Prague and Peking signed a sister-city agreement on March 30th, 2016, just after Chinese President Xi Jinping had finished a two-day state...
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