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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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 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

Photo: Polybert49 [Flickr]

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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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Kroger Welcomes Lidl with a Battle of the Brands Lawsuit

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

German grocery giant Lidl has only dipped their toes in the water here in the U.S., opening its first stores just days ago, but instead of sending a fruit basket or pie, the country’s largest grocer chain Kroger, decided to welcome the foreign competition with a lawsuit over Lidl’s branded product lines. …

Sources: Business Insider, Lidl

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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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Lidl US Entrance

Next Wave of Lidl Openings on July 13, Outgrows Headquarters

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

It has only been a few days since Lidl, Germany’s wildly successful grocery chains, opened their doors for the first time in the U.S., but as it readies the next wave of stores on July 13, the company announced that it has already outgrown its current headquarter in Virginia and …

Sources: Lidl

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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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'Sausage Gap' loophole saves sausage makers millions in fines

Sausage Makers Slip Through ‘Sausage Gap’, Skirting Millions in Antitrust Fines

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Some of Germany’s top sausage makers who had been linked to price-fixing in an investigation by the Federal Cartel Office back in 2014, and were facing a collective fine of 338 million euros ($380 million), are giving thanks to a loophole now known as the ‘sausage gap’ that has allowed a number of these manufactures to skirt the fines …

Sources: Spiegel

Photo: The Digital Marketing Collaboration

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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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NPD and other non-democratic parties have been cut off from government funding in Germany

Bundestag Votes to Defund NPD and Other Non-Democratic Parties

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

In recent years, Germany has seen the rise and fall of political parties that fight against the democratic nature of the government, and for years these very parties have received funds from the government to stay afloat. However on Thursday, the German Bundestag put the funding up to a vote, and …

Sources: DW

Photo: SPD Saar

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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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German police arrest 36 in second annual Facebook raid

German Police Arrest 36 in Second Annual Facebook Raid

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

One year after hunting down more than 60 individuals accused of hate speech on Facebook, German police were at it again with another nationwide sneak attack in the early hours on Tuesday, arresting 36 more haters in this second annual Facebook raid. Anyone that has used social media has come across …

Sources: BKA

Photo: JouWatch

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 government looks for facial recognition subjects

What’s Your Face Worth? German Gov’t Says €25 in Amazon Cash

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Putting a monetary value on individual body parts is not new — look at your insurance policy — but what about lending a piece of your body to the government? In Germany, governmental security officials are looking for 275 volunteers to do just that, and by handing over their face, …

Sources: Bundespolizei, Mashable

Photo: Tom Sodoge

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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Citizens in Motion Monument

‘Citizens in Motion’ Reunification Memorial Moves Forward

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

After numerous delays and controversies, the striking “Citizens in Motion” monument for Germany’s reunification, has finally received the all clear to begin construction in the heart of Berlin, and with an expected completion in 2019, it is set to become a center for the 30th anniversary of the Berlin Wall’s falling. It will be a sight …

Sources: Milla & Partner

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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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