Angela Merkel

Half of Germany’s Youth Want a Fourth Term for Angela Merkel

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

With only five months to go before Germany’s September 24th national election, the race for the chancellorship is proving to be a heated one as Angela Merkel fights for a fourth term. Her policies towards the refugee crisis plaguing Europe has led to a massive loss of support over the last year, and …

Sources: 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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German Manure Car

How This Father/Daughter Road Trip Ended in a Convertible of Poop

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Yes, we all know now that everybody poops, but when it comes to a farm full of cows, that manure can’t just be flushed and forgotten. For a very unfortunate dad and his daughter in Germany, that somewhere happened to be in their convertible… with them still in it! How does …

Sources: AP

Photo: Polizei Dachau

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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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Obama Merkel Woods Walk

Obama and Merkel to Publicly Reunite in Germany on May 25

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Former President Barack Obama has been quite since handing over the presidency to Donald Trump in January, but that will come to an end on May 25 as he reunites with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. During the event, Obama and Merkel will take …

Sources: Kirchentag

Photo: Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

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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Twitch - Live Stream

Outdated Law Poses Trouble for Live Stream Users in Germany

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Broadcasting live streams of video games and life’s adventures are more popular than ever as services like Twitch, YouTube and Facebook Live make broadcasting as easy as pressing a button. For powers users in Germany though, who do more than just the sporadic stream, the Landesmedienanstalt broadcasting authority is stepping in to …

Sources: Ubergizmo

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 Passport Handing

German Travelers to U.S. May Be Forced to Surrender Passwords

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Airport customs is already a mess for travelers entering the US, and while the Trump administration has been successful at creating headlines with the extreme vetting of Middle Eastern visitors, a new round is said to be under consideration that would impact some of America’s top ally nations, including Germany. The new …

Sources: the Wall Street Journal,

Photo: Metropolico.org [Flick]

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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Lidl U.S. Store Ext Render

Lidl Is Coming! Is Your Town on the List?

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

For over 40 years, Aldi has spread through the U.S. with no competition from its German rival Lidl, but that will soon be a thing of the past when the rivalry kicks off in just a few months as the first Lidl stores will open to customers looking for some new …

Photo: Lidl

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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Syria Bashar Assad Poster

Merkel Sides with Trump, Calls Missile Strike on Syria Justified

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Following a series of chemical weapon attacks by the Syrian government on their own citizens, US President Donald Trump ordered a cruise missile strike on the airfield believed to have been used to carry out the attack. Trump’s decision has naturally been faced with a level of criticism, but German …

Sources: Reuters, DW

Photo: zio fabio [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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McDonald's

Why German Franchisees Aren’t Lovin’ It at McDonald’s

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

McDonald’s is everywhere, with almost 37,000 locations in 120 countries, the fast food chain serves roughly 68 million customers a day. It may sound like a money pot for those franchise owners who amount to 80% of the restaurants, but for those investors in Germany, getting a piece of that apple pie …

Sources: Handelsblatt

Photo: Mike Mozart [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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Crying Babies

Do Germans Make Less Fussy Babies?

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Bringing a new baby into the world can be a joyous occasion, but that immediate high begins to wane a little once parents bring their bundle of joy home and realize that the idea of sleep is a thing of the past. Babies and crying are an inseparable duo, but …

Sources: University of Warwick

Photo: Donnie Ray Jones [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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Brandenburg Gate Turkish Tribute

Berlin Snubs Russia with Refusal to Pay Tribute to St Petersburg Terror Victims

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Germany and Russia have a complicated love-hate relationship, but after a deadly bombing in the Russian city of St. Petersburg on Monday, Berlin is refusing to offer a tribute to the victims with the traditional lighting of the Brandenburg Gate with the country’s flag. The lighting of the monument has become …

Sources: Daily Star

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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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