Music Video Friday: November 21

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We love music at German Pulse and every Friday we will try to highlight one or two music videos from a German singer/band.  We’ll try to get the newest releases so you can check out the latest hits from Germany. If the song is available in the US at the time of posting, there will be […]

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Germany Tops U.S. As World’s Favorite Country

After maintaining the number one spot in the Nation Brands Index since 2009, the United States’ popularity has dropped, giving Germany the title this year as the world’s most respected country. 20,125 interviews were conducted across 20 countries to measure global perception of the top 50 nations, based on “twenty-three different attributes that make up the […]

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Not Better or Worse, Just Different

I went back and forth with Slate’s Rebecca Schuman a few weeks ago on Twitter after reading her article about German universities. I agreed with a lot of what she had to say, and thought it was great that she was an informed perspective, rather than adding to the glut of dashed-off summaries that have come out in recent […]

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Finding a Flat in Germany: Kitchen Catastrophes

I moved back to Germany around 3 years ago now, having previously lived in Berlin for a spell and having studied in Heidelberg and Lueneburg over two glorious undergraduate summers. In Berlin, I lived in a massive Kreuzberg loft with 5 meter tall ceilings and a common room big enough to stage operas, which my […]

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25 Years After The Fall of the Berlin Wall: Stories From Around the Web

Today, November 9, marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Built in 1961 and taken down in 1989, the Berlin Wall separated West Berlin from East Berlin and the rest of the surrounding Soviet controlled East Germany. November 9th, 1989 was an emotional day for many, not just divided by the wall, […]

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Kristallnacht (9.11) And The World Trade Center (9/11)

Comparing days that my father and I won’t ever forget – November 9, 2014 November 9, 1938 was Kristallnacht, the night when discrimination escalated into a Holocaust. In Germany, they write the day as 9.11.38. The day comes before the month. In America, we write September 11th as 9/11. While talking with my dad I realized […]

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Music Video Friday: November 7

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We love music at German Pulse and every Friday we will try to highlight one or two music videos from a German singer/band.  We’ll try to get the newest releases so you can check out the latest hits from Germany. If the song is available in the US at the time of posting, there will be […]

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University Profiles: the University of Siegen

A few months ago, I was in Muenster meeting a friend, when I heard someone loudly say the word “Siegen” next to me. There was a group of young guys laughing and talking to each other, and I was a little bit surprised at what came next. “Was ist Schlimmer als verlieren” ”Siegen!” This is […]

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The Pay Gap Between American and German CEOs Explained

There’s no questioning the fact that CEOs of American companies rake in some of the highest salaries, but are they doing more than their foreign counterparts to deserve it? Fortune looked into the question, contrasting what American CEOs make against CEOs in Germany. The average pay last year for American CEOs in the S&P 500 comes […]

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Merkel Unveils Latest Proposal To Tax Non-German Autobahn Users

After trying to push through a plan late last year to begin taxing foreigners who utilize Germany’s free autobahn, Chancellor Angela Merkel has unveiled her latest proposal late last week to try again with the hopes of getting the plan into effect by 2016. Under the new plan, drivers who use Germany’s autobahn would need to […]

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