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American broadcaster William Joyce, staunch supporter of National Socialist Germany

William Joyce, an American anti-British propaganda broadcaster of Irish descent who had taken German citizenship during World War II, was hanged on...

Some thoughts on New Year’s Day

At the beginning of the year 2021 and after posting 250 articles in nine months, I would like to thank my readers...

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...

CNN, Trump and the truth

Believe it or not, about 30 years ago I decided not to replace the broken old television set in the flat I...

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...

Ma Haide, China’s communist American doctor

Shafick George Hatem, better known under his Chinese name Ma Haide, the American doctor of Lebanese descent who in the 1930s was...

“Oracle of Omaha”celebrates 90th birthday

Warren Edward Buffett, one of the most successful investors of all time, was born on August 30th, 1930 in Omaha, Nebraska. As...

A different type of stress

Those who have worked in Asia are aware of the fact that reality there is much more complex than snorkeling in Thailand,...

In memoriam Lee Teng-hui, first native President of Taiwan

Lee Teng-hui, one of Asia’s most relevant leaders of the 20th century, passed away on July 30th, aged 97.

If you close my consulate, then I close yours!

The US and China seem to be ready to engage in political warfare by mutually shutting down the other’s diplomatic missions.

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An “idea” attacking the Democrats just after Biden’s inauguration

In the evening of January 20th, 2021, the day that Joe Biden, or better said Kamala Harris, officially took possession of the...

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...

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris officially inaugurated

The horse has bolted. After Donald Trump lost his reelection under more than suspicious circumstances, Joe Biden, or better said Kamala Harris,...

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...
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