Richard Grenell meets with President Trump in Oval Office

Richard Grenell, the Man Trump Wants to Send to Germany as US Ambassador

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Some could say President Donald Trump has built a rocky relationship with Germany since taking office in January. A handshake “fiasco” blown out of proportion by the mainstream media and an out of control protest in Hamburg as he and other world leaders met for G-20 summit are only two recent …

Sources: CNN

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Monika's Blues - Book Review

Review: ‘Monika’s Blues’ Sends Readers on a Journey to Discover the German Blues Link

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

When it comes to music, there is nothing more American than singing the blues. The heart and soul that ushered in a new era of music owes itself not only to the talented singers and musicians, but also one of the blues’ most iconic instrumenst — the harmonica — and in …

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Muslims and health nuts shake up German pork market

Muslims and Vegetarians Blamed for German Pork Problem

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

The land of meat, meat and more meat has undergone a radical shift in recent years as the make up of Germany’s population has traded in their sausage for veggies, smoothies and anything else deemed humane and healthy. This change in eating habits has hit the livestock scene hard in the …

Sources: Bloomberg

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Lufthansa reveals new limited edition FC Bayern paint job

Lufthansa Lets Travelers Fly the Skies with FC Bayern Pride

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Lufthansa has long supported one of Germany’s most prized soccer teams, FC Bayern, as the official team carrier, and now the airline has taken the wraps off their latest special edition plane that will carry the team as it takes to the skies across Asia. The twelve-day “Audi Summer Tour 2017” …

Sources: Lufthansa, FC Bayern

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Smombies plague the streets of Germany

Beware! ‘Smombies’ are Roaming the Streets of Germany

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

While it may not be the cleverest of names, Germany has decided to assign the name “smombies” to the mass of people who are walking the streets lost in the screens of their smartphones, and now a nationwide campaign has been launched to combat the infection that is posing a risk to …

Sources: DW

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Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Bavaria continues to grow support for a German exit

Support for German Exit in Bavaria Grows to New High

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

The home of German culture and stereotype, Bavaria, has long had support for leaving the country they influenced, and a new poll published by Bild on Sunday shows that the idea of an independent Bavaria is seeing support grow to all new highs. Opinion research group YouGov asked citizens across …

Sources: Bild

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Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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DFB ditches Mercedes for VW Sponsorship

German National Soccer Team (DFB) Trades Mercedes for VW

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

After serving as the title sponsor for the last 45 years, Germany’s national soccer federation (DFB) announced that they are benching Mercedes in favor of a more lucrative deal with its direct rival Volkswagen (VW). Following the dieselgate scandal, which hit VW in 2015, the automaker is working overtime to gain back …

Sources: Volkswagen, Reuters

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Amazon Trumps Netflix in the Battle of the Fans in Germany

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

In a new report from online consumer portal Netzsieger.de, Germans are beginning to take some notable sides when it comes to choosing which video streaming service to hand their hard-earned cash to. Some of these popular services originate from Germany itself, but like the U.S, two major players have dominated the …

Sources: Netzsieger.de, Hollywood Reporter

Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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German Alphabet Gets an Upgrade

German Alphabet Has Expanded to Ease a Hotly Debated Eszett Problem

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

While the German language has its oddities for American’s trying gain that bilingual status, one part of the German alphabet has managed to become a frustration for Germans themselves — the Eszett (ß). The future of the Eszett as been up in the air for quite some time as people …

Sources: Süddeutsche Zeitung

Photo: Christian Dembowski [Flickr]

Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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German Startups begin getting the financial attention they deserve

German Startups Soaring as Investors Wake Up to their Potential

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Germany has long been known as the center for some industry changing startups, but despite their promising potential, much of the investor attention has been focused on the American scene and its silicon valley talent. Though one look at this year’s venture capital spending paints a new picture for the growing number …

Sources: Bloomberg, Crunch Base, Handelsblatt

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Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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