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EMBASSY ROW: THE ITALIAN EMBASSY IN MADRID ANNOUNCES SCHOLARSHIPS AT THE LEGENDARY LA SCALA DE MILAN

EMBASSY ROW: THE ITALIAN EMBASSY IN MADRID ANNOUNCES SCHOLARSHIPS AT THE LEGENDARY LA SCALA DE MILAN »

25 Aug, 2019
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Hurry, the period of application for the scholarships is about now!

A FREE EUROPE: DAY OF REMEMBERANCE FOR THE VICTIMS OF TOTALITARIAN REGIMES

A FREE EUROPE: DAY OF REMEMBERANCE FOR THE VICTIMS OF TOTALITARIAN REGIMES »

25 Aug, 2019
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EU First Vice-President Timmermans and Commissioner Jourová: “Every 23 August, we honour the memory of the millions of victims of all totalitarian regimes. This year we also mark the 30 years of events in 1989 when citizens of Central and Eastern Europe stood up and broke through the Iron Curtain and accelerated its fall.   The courageous actions of citizens brought back freedom and democracy to all of Europe.

THE G-7 SUMMIT IN BIARRITZ AND OTHER TRAVEL TRADITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO SNARL UP TRAFFIC IN THE FRENCH TOWN AND AT THE SPANISH-FRENCH BORDER. BEWARE!

THE G-7 SUMMIT IN BIARRITZ AND OTHER TRAVEL TRADITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO SNARL UP TRAFFIC IN THE FRENCH TOWN AND AT THE SPANISH-FRENCH BORDER. BEWARE! »

25 Aug, 2019
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The dates around the G-7 Summit are, traditionally, a period of high traffic density. It is important to plan trips on the days prior and subsequent to the Summit for those driving in areas close to the Summit location and avoiding, at any event, traveling into France from the Basque Country.

A Second Opinion: Dis-Respect for the Forces…

A Second Opinion: Dis-Respect for the Forces… »

19 Aug, 2019
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Candlelight Vigil, Police Week, National Mall, Washington DC, May 2019 At the 31st Annual Candlelight Vigil two Deputy United States Marshals

THE SEVEN JEWELS OF ANDALUSIA 

THE SEVEN JEWELS OF ANDALUSIA  »

18 Aug, 2019
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Mezquita of Cordoba - Cadiz Cathedral - Castillo de Santa Catalina, Jaen - Alhambra, Granada - La Manquita, Malaga - Monumento a Colon, Huelva - La Cathedral Giralda, Seville

ASSUMPTION DAY: WHY SOME ARE RED LETTER DAYS IN THE SPANISH CALENDAR BUT SOME ARE NOT

ASSUMPTION DAY: WHY SOME ARE RED LETTER DAYS IN THE SPANISH CALENDAR BUT SOME ARE NOT »

14 Aug, 2019
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The 15th of August is a public holiday in Spain, being the Feast of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. The Constitution says there is no State religion but the Spanish nation is founded on Catholicism. No Constituion could shake that off so easily.

A SECOND OPINION: Trump Not Fully Exonerated

A SECOND OPINION: Trump Not Fully Exonerated »

10 Aug, 2019
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If you've been keeping up with the news, you may have realized that in the Congressional Hearings with Special Investigator Robert Mueller, President Trump was not fully exonerated from wrongdoing by Mueller's report. But although he may not be removed from office through impeachment, the President could be prosecuted after he leaves office for Russian collusion and obstruction of justice, both of which the he vehemently denies ever occurred.

WHERE TO, SPAIN? Is the Country Headed for New Elections?

WHERE TO, SPAIN? Is the Country Headed for New Elections? »

7 Aug, 2019
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Uncertainty assails Spain these days. It is possible that a new parliamentary election will be held before the year is out because of the deadlock in investing the President of the Government. I asked a dozen young Spaniards in Puerta del Sol about it and ALL of them said there's going to be an election indeed. Surprisingly, most of them also think it's a good thing.

ANGELA MERKEL OPENS THIS YEAR’S FAMED WAGNERIAN BAYREUTH FESTIVAL

ANGELA MERKEL OPENS THIS YEAR’S FAMED WAGNERIAN BAYREUTH FESTIVAL »

4 Aug, 2019
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Merkel, in her signature jacket but with a floor-length skirt (unusual for her) to complete the ensemble, presided the premiere of the famed Bayreuth Festival in Bavaria which will last till 28 August. The Festival is held annually in the opera house of Bayreuth to show Richard Wagner's stage works exclusively.

NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATION. IN AUGUST? SURE!

NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATION. IN AUGUST? SURE! »

1 Aug, 2019
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There's nothing perfunctory about the celebration of the New Year's Eve right bang in the middle of summer The hilly village, home to a scarce 800 inhabitants, sees to it that it has at least all the basic trimmings indispensable to a true Nochevieja celebration in Spain: the essential Three Kings, the grapes for the New Year's Eve, Holiday Season delicacies. And fun in huge quantities!