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STATESIDE STORIES: Trump Slapped with Millions for Business Fraud

STATESIDE STORIES: Trump Slapped with Millions for Business Fraud »

25 Feb, 2024
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Former US President Donald Trump has been ordered to pay a staggering $354 million for fraudulent business practices and barred from holding certian position in the private sector. His co-defendants include his sons Donald Jr and Eric, and Allen Weisselberg. Trump Sr denies any wrongdoing. Meantime he's way ahead in the presidential polls, what with sitting President Joe Biden mired in recod-low approval ratings.

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “Seekers of the Sun,” 27 October 1972

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “Seekers of the Sun,” 27 October 1972 »

17 Feb, 2024
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"Massive foreign invasion is occurring on the sunny shores of the incredibly blue Mediterranean. Tourists barrel in by jet planes and on package tours lured by the sun, the affordable prices, and the grace and fire of  the people and their rich culture."

SPAIN IS NUMBER 1 TOURIST DESTINATION!

SPAIN IS NUMBER 1 TOURIST DESTINATION! »

7 Feb, 2024
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In 2023, Spain was visited by 85.1 million international tourists. This record smasher makes the legendary land of the Man of La Mancha the world’s top tourist destination. Moreover, Spain hold the highest score in Statista's Travel and Tourism Development Index. France, the perennial Number One, is expected to slide down to second place, attracting an estimated 79 million to 85 million foreign visitors. Sangria anyone?

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “Madrid’s Public Transportation–‘Best in Europe’,” 15 September 1972

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “Madrid’s Public Transportation–‘Best in Europe’,” 15 September 1972 »

1 Feb, 2024
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"Madrid’s system of transportation has to be the best in Europe and the most varied because Spanish society has placed a heavy burden on it. That burden is the custom of the siesta which means that, unlike Paris or London, there are four rush hours in the nation's capital instead of two."

IT’S THE WITCHING HOUR. CINDERELLA & PRINCE CHARMING, YOUR CARRIAGE WAITS!

IT’S THE WITCHING HOUR. CINDERELLA & PRINCE CHARMING, YOUR CARRIAGE WAITS! »

28 Jan, 2024
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The municipal government of Madrid has beefed up its fleet of night buses in an attempt to attract night-outers: the midnight Cinderellas and their Princes Charming as it were, as well as workers on the night shift. Fondly called “buhos” (night owls), these sustainable, eco-friendly, and cost- effective buses ply their routes from 23:30 to 6:00 AM. All aboard now!

EU SERIES: THE EUROPEAN UNION, STRAIGHT FROM THE HORSE’S MOUTH (1)

EU SERIES: THE EUROPEAN UNION, STRAIGHT FROM THE HORSE’S MOUTH (1) »

21 Jan, 2024
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EU basics: What the European Union is, its origins, its goals and values, gains and successes. Special mention: the EU as a Nobel Peace laureate. The EU and Brexit.

FABULOUS FATSO RAINED BILLIONS OF EUROS ON SPAIN

FABULOUS FATSO RAINED BILLIONS OF EUROS ON SPAIN »

23 Dec, 2023
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Spain has just celebrated the biggest and much-awaited special Christmas draw of the National Lottery, the "El Gordo de Navidad", the world's biggest lottery draw. El Gordo rained more than €2.5 billion in prizes across the country. Want to find out if you've gotten drenched in the deluge and not know it? Read on.

STATESIDE STORIES: Biden and Chinese Leader Meet

STATESIDE STORIES: Biden and Chinese Leader Meet »

19 Nov, 2023
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Last week at the Asian-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit held in San Francisco, US President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping met to discuss strengthening communication and managing competition. The decaying city was cleaned up especially for the Chinese leader’s visit, with homeless camps swept and garbage collected and hauled away.

DIM SUM!

DIM SUM! »

18 Nov, 2023
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At this late date, one would think that there isn’t much left to say about the dumpy 2500-year-old dim sum. But how about if we tell you that the ubiquitous bite-size Chinese appetizers are worth Michelin stars? That’d probably be news to quite a few.

THE BULLS, THE BULLFIGHTERS AND THEIR WORLD

THE BULLS, THE BULLFIGHTERS AND THEIR WORLD »

13 Nov, 2023
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The Bullfight is an extraordinary spectacle that has evolved over centuries into a very unique, artistic event, filled with boldness, beauty and pageantry. You'll find all these -- and more -- in THE BULLS, THE BULLFIGHTERS AND THEIR WORLD, an in-depth, sensitive portrait of the Corrida For the seasoned bullfight fans as well as for the curious but uninitiated readers, the book is a must-read.