Mallorca, that beguiling gem of the Mediterranean, has long been a favourite destination for European holiday-makers and second home buyers. From retirees looking for somewhere that offers a slow pace of life to twenty-something's hell bent on partying till dawn, Mallorca´s appeal is universal.
Few places conjure up such evocative images on hearing its name as the Costa del Sol. It is the original sun, sea, and sand destination, and still remains the most popular.
If you are looking for something indoors to do on one of those (very rare) rainy days on the Costa Blanca or if you just fancy taking in some of the culture and history that makes the region so rich, Sonneil's presents its five favourite museums on the Costa Blanca.
Analysis & Opinion - Spain
The mutual distrust that had, until recently, fouled the air between the Spanish Socialist party (PSOE) and Podemos seemed well and truly banished amid the broad smiles and bonhomie on display at the first Council of Ministers' meeting of the new coalition government on Tuesday.
Two weeks into the mandate of the new Spanish government and it is already having to deal with its first crisis. Given the turbulent nature of Spanish politics this may come as little surprise, and given the left-wing makeup of the government, it may come as even less of a surprise to learn that Venezuela is involved.
Two political parties have filed a legal complaint against a VOX MEP who said the army should intervene to stop the formation of the left-wing coalition government. Podemos and Izquierda Unida, who entered into coalition with the Socialist party on January 13, made the complaint against the VOX MEP, Herman Tertsch, on Friday.
Analysis and Opinion - International
As confused reports came in of a mass shooting at a casino in Manila on Thursday evening, Melania Trump tweeted her condolences to those affected, and although I'm sure that she did so in good conscience, I couldn't help but feel that she was also trying to distract us from another massacre that was taking place closer to home.
The only interesting thing about Donald Trump's interview with Larry King on RT was the way it ended: abruptly. The American TV host had just asked the Republican presidential candidate what his "feelings" were toward Mexican immigrants, adding that he had known him a long time and wanted to get something straight on this "immigration issue" before beseeching him again with, "what do you feel?"
In the wake of the democrats defeat to Trump, the grassroots have been quick to lay the blame on the corporate wing of the party represented by Hillary Clinton and her pay-to-play Wall Street supporters.
( Originally published in Village Magazine on 4 March 2017) Rumours of his death may be greatly exaggerated, but Nigerian presidentMuhammadu Buhari's extended "medical vacation" in London is another cause for concern in the already crisis-wracked West African country.
There are two visions of a stateless society emerging from the crucible of civil war in Syria-one seeks to enslave the world, the other to free it. Despite what its name suggests, the objective of the " Islamic State " (IS) is the creation of a stateless society, a global caliphate that effaces all borders and unifies humanity under a fundamentalist interpretation of Islamic law.
In the 18th and 19th centuries a series of laws were passed in Britain called the Enclosure Acts. Which is a more boring sentence than I had hoped to start with, but what can you do, It´s a fact. Now, here's a poem about stealing a goose. There´s a connection, I promise.
Imagine it's the late 1920's and you're a screenwriter about to write the first words ever to be heard on film. That was the fortunate if daunting position that Alfred A. Cohen found himself in when writing the script for the Al Jolson movie, The Jazz Singer, which upon its release in 1927 marked the death of the silent era and the birth of "talkies."
Look I get it, I really do. The world is a hellhole of corruption and injustice. I don´t disagree with you. When I criticise you it´s not because I mean to defend any of that, but the truth is (and...