Stateside Stories: Trump Targeted by the F.B.I.

Stateside Stories: Trump Targeted by the F.B.I. »

16 Aug, 2022
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The F.B.I. raided former US President Donald Trump's Florida Mar-a-Lago residence, searching for secret documents. They confiscated 20 boxes of highly confidential material that Trump had been negotiating in June to return to the Presidential Archives. According to Trump, all the documents seized by the F.B.I. had already been “declassified.” A massive F.B.I. raid on a former president has never before happened in American history.

IN THE FACE OF RUSSIA’S GAS WEAPONIZATION: What the EU has Done to Secure its Energy Supply

IN THE FACE OF RUSSIA’S GAS WEAPONIZATION: What the EU has Done to Secure its Energy Supply »

16 Aug, 2022
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Following the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the European Commission adopted the REPowerEU Plan to end the EU's dependence on Russian fossil fuels asap. REPowerEU sets out measures on diversification of energy suppliers, energy savings and energy efficiency, and an accelerated roll-out of renewable energy. And the EU is succeeding in the attempt, too, after the Nord Stream II debacle which has sent German fuel supply, and by extension the EU's as well, into a tailspin.

IN THE EU: SAVE FUEL NOW OR RISK FREEZING IN WINTER!

IN THE EU: SAVE FUEL NOW OR RISK FREEZING IN WINTER! »

15 Aug, 2022
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"The European Union faces the risk of further gas supply cuts from Russia, due to the Kremlin's weaponisation of gas exports, with almost half of our Member States already affected by reduced deliveries.  Taking action now can reduce both the risk and the costs for Europe in case of further or full disruption, strengthening European energy resilience." Accordingly, the European Commission has proposed a gas-demand reduction plan to prepare EU for supply cuts.

TASTING TAPAS IN SENSATIONAL SEVILLE

TASTING TAPAS IN SENSATIONAL SEVILLE »

10 Aug, 2022
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Seville´s interpretation of food as an essentially social phenomenon is what makes it one of the supreme exponents of the tapa. Tapas recipes are redolent of the several cultures that have left their gastronomic mark on Seville down the centuries, from the Roman taste for sausages to the Arabic Moors´refined use of spices.

WHY FUN-LOVING SPAIN NEEDS DIGITAL DETOX

WHY FUN-LOVING SPAIN NEEDS DIGITAL DETOX »

8 Aug, 2022
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75% of Spaniards stay connected with their work outside working hours. Moreover, while one would presume that inherent to the right to a vacation is the tuning out of one’s daily cares, especially work-related ones, this is not the whole truth. In summer, when vacation fun is the top priority, there are that 25% of the Spanish workforce who simply can't and won’t ignore intrusive emails and corporate calls.

STATESIDE STORIES: The China Threat –Taiwan the Focal Point

STATESIDE STORIES: The China Threat –Taiwan the Focal Point »

4 Aug, 2022
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Christopher Wray, Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation: "China is engaged in a whole-of-state effort to become the world’s only superpower by any means necessary.” Nancy Pelosi: "Our delegation’s visit to Taiwan honors America’s unwavering commitment to supporting Taiwan’s vibrant democracy.”

A SECOND OPINION: Covid-19 Still a Problem

A SECOND OPINION: Covid-19 Still a Problem »

31 Jul, 2022
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"Across the US there have been many more than 100,000 confirmed cases of the disease in the month of July. My neighbors both had it and have recovered. My niece in Spain had it too. It seems to pick its victims at random."

THE KYIV BALLET PIROUETTES INTO THE HEART OF SPAIN

THE KYIV BALLET PIROUETTES INTO THE HEART OF SPAIN »

29 Jul, 2022
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The National Ballet of Ukraine, a.k.a. Kyiv Ballet, is touring Spain these days, while Russian bombs rain on their country. For every ticket sold, certain amount goes to the Red Cross in aid of Ukrainian refugees, and to UNICEF to help the organization in its work of saving and protecting Ukrainian children. Kyiv Ballet is one of the largest ballet companies in the world and one of the biggest performing arts companies in Europe.

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “Horrific Changes”, 17 January 1969

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “Horrific Changes”, 17 January 1969 »

25 Jul, 2022
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“'The Madrid of the Future'” is a subject which I prefer not to contemplate until I have lowered several stiff slugs of coñac. As the oldest surviving foreign resident in the Spanish capital, I´ve seen some horrific changes here, man, boy and fossil. When I first arrived, the wheel hasn't been invented yet but come 2001 and the whole peninsula will be undermined by 100 layers of underground car parks. The Moorish tourists demanded hot and cold running fountains, and the good old Las Ventas Plaza de Toros is slated to become the Monumental Platillo Volante de Toros. . . "

THE STUNNING PUY DU FOU: NOTHING LIKE IT!

THE STUNNING PUY DU FOU: NOTHING LIKE IT! »

20 Jul, 2022
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Puy du Fou Theme Park narrates the history of Toledo and, broadly, Spain in a spectacular manner, sparing no expense to give us a unique experience we won’t forget in a long long time!