THE  VIRUS THAT GOBBLED UP THE SHOW

THE VIRUS THAT GOBBLED UP THE SHOW »

13 Feb, 2020
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Barcelona was all set to host the Mobile World Congress, the world’s largest mobile show. And then – wham! – the killer coronavirus broke out from the confines of Wuhan, China and the major exhibitors pulled out over fears of contagion. After this, there was nothing left for the organizers to do but to ring down the curtain even before the sensational tech show began.

STATESIDE STORIES: Hong Kong Democracy Protestors Get Senate Support

STATESIDE STORIES: Hong Kong Democracy Protestors Get Senate Support »

3 Dec, 2019
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The Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act was passed in the Senate and the House of Representatives by a unanimous vote and thus could be enacted into law even if President Trump vetoes it. (He signed it.) Good to know that, although far away, the cry for freedom and democracy can still be heard and addressed in some way.

OUTLOOK FOR THE SPANISH ECONOMY ¡Not Bad!

OUTLOOK FOR THE SPANISH ECONOMY ¡Not Bad! »

17 Jun, 2019
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Forecast: the Spanish economy will maintain a robust growth path: after growing at a rate of 2.6% in 2018, GDP is expected to expand by 2.2% in 2019. Meanwhile, Inditex is on the up and up. Three Spanish companies were highlighted at the Sustainable Growth meeting in Tsukuba within the framework of Japan's G20 presidency, etc. etc.

CHINA SERIES: PART II, CHINA MOON!

CHINA SERIES: PART II, CHINA MOON! »

25 Jan, 2019
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"It's a small step for the rover but one giant leap for the Chinese nation"

TITANIC ALLIANCE GANGS UP ON BILLIONAIRE BEZOS

TITANIC ALLIANCE GANGS UP ON BILLIONAIRE BEZOS »

17 Jan, 2019
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The accord between El Corte Inglés, benchmark of Spanish commerce, and Alibaba, the digital giant from China, is welcomed by both partners with such a great enthusiasm one would think it was marriage made in heaven. El Corte Inglés press releases are rosy and replete with optimism. The partners present the accord as the answer to Jeff Bezos’ dominant position in global e-commerce.

TRADITION! HERE’S A TOMATO IN-YOUR-FACE!

TRADITION! HERE’S A TOMATO IN-YOUR-FACE! »

20 Aug, 2018
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The crush of the crowds and the crushing tomatoes make La Tomatina one of the wildest of Spanish festivals, but a lot safer than the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona. It is always held on the last Wednesday in August

WHAT’S SO STEREOTYPICAL ABOUT SPAIN, HUH?

WHAT’S SO STEREOTYPICAL ABOUT SPAIN, HUH? »

29 Jul, 2017
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Contrary to most of the stereotypes linked with Spain, most countries see the Spaniards as tolerant, reliable, democratic, pacifist, honest, strong, humanitarian and hard-working!

STATESIDE STORIES: Obama’s International Legacy

STATESIDE STORIES: Obama’s International Legacy »

14 May, 2016
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While President Barack Obama has taken to the skies in his final year in office, building a legacy of diplomatic efforts spanning the globe Strangely, the U.S. media seems to practically ignore his international travels while they focus on the all-consuming coverage of the campaigning to replace him in November

STATESIDE STORIES: Hack Attack, American Words

STATESIDE STORIES: Hack Attack, American Words »

17 Jun, 2015
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The terror of cyber warfare alongside the humorous history of American words

RATINGS OF COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD SHOW GLOBAL DISENCHANTMENT

RATINGS OF COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD SHOW GLOBAL DISENCHANTMENT »

7 Oct, 2014
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Global view of Russia may have nosedived but Iran is the worst rated country. Views of the U.S. are worse.