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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 culture shocks

Although I consider myself a man of the world who can easily adapt to different environments rather easily, I have actually suffered three culture...

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...

Old love never dies: somehow I feel quite attached to Valencia

I realized that if sometimes I sound quite negative about my almost three years in Valencia it’s not because basically I dislike Spain and...

Hungary commemorates the expulsion of its former German compatriots

On January 19th, 2021, the 75th anniversary of the day when the expulsion of ethnic Germans from Soviet-occupied Hungary began, there was a little...

Sanmao, the Taiwanese author shaped by a Spanish colony

Taiwanese travel writer and translator Sanmao (Three Hairs), who in 1976 became famous with the autobiographical account Stories of the Sahara, committed suicide in...

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...

Some facts and thoughts about the UN on its 75th birthday

On October 24th, 1945, shortly after the end of World War II, the United Nations (UN) were founded in San Francisco as the successor...

Why I prefer the company of Asian women

After reading one of my first articles, a friend kindly suggested that I probably presupposed too much knowledge about Asian women among my European...

Richard Sorge, German master spy in Japan

Richard Sorge, German press correspondent in Tokyo and head of a very successful Soviet espionage group during World War II, was born on October...

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