Lidl U.S. Store Ext Render

Lidl Paves Way for First Alabama and Texas Stores

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Now that Germany’s popular discount grocer Lidl is on the ground running all along the east coast of the United States, it is keeping the momentum going with new stores in an effort to reach its goal of 100 locations by next summer. And if current movements in Alabama and Texas …

Sources: AL.com, My San Antonio

Photo: 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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QNI: France and Denmark close in on Germany's quality of life

French and Danish Close to Taking Germany’s Best Life Status

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

For six years, Germany has found itself at the top of the Quality of Nationality Index (QNI), giving it the reputation as offering the best quality of life for its citizens, but recent trends are showing that its title could soon fade as France and Denmark are poised to overthrow the world …

Sources: QNI, Quartz

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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 Poster Gives Hope to Merkel Campaign

Obama Becomes New Face of Merkel Campaign Poster

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Germany’s national election is only days away as voters set out to determine who the next leader of the country will be on Sunday September 24th. Chancellor Angela Merkel appears to be ready to sweep the election to earn herself a historic fourth term according to polls, but as we have …

Sources: The Washington Post

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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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airberlin pilots protest takeover bids

Airberlin Forced to Cancel 100+ Flights as Pilots Sabotage Takeover Bids

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

As Friday’s deadline for interested bidders to takeover the now bankrupt Airberlin approaches, the struggling airline took a blow on Tuesday when 200 of its 1,500 pilots called in sick, forcing the cancellation of more than 100 domestic and international flights. The move is being seen as an act of protest …

Sources: ABC News, BBC

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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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ALDI looks to open gas stations outside several German stores

Could ALDI Soon Lower the Cost of Filling Your Gas Tank?

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Let’s just ignore for a moment the fact that the future currently sees us moving away from gas-powered cars and imagine Germany’s cost-cutting grocer ALDI coming in to save the day at the fuel pump with gas prices that edge out the current competitors on the corner. The wild, or not so …

Sources: Handelsblatt

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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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WWII Bomb leaves passengers stranded at Berlin's unfinished airport

Bomb Leaves Passengers Stranded at Berlin’s Infamously Unopened Airport

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Originally planned to open in 2010, Berlin’s shiny new Brandenburg Airport (BER) has sat unfinished and plagued with a dizzying amount of code violations, and while an opening date is still far off, the airport had a moment in the spotlight Tuesday evening when an unexploded bomb from WWII was discovered near …

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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Edeka supermarket shows diversity matters

Here’s How a German Supermarket Took A Strong Stance Against Racism

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Fighting against, and sometimes for, racism seems to be the hot topic of the year so far, so when a German supermarket wanted to jump on the bandwagon and make a statement of their own, they made quite the impact by showing very little. Edeka is no stranger to making …

Sources: Bored Panda

Photo: Holger Krupp

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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Brothels network looks to clear up safety concerns with new seal

German Brothels Follow Food Industry with Seals of Approval

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

In an effort to improve their reputations, a network of German brothels have decided to take a cue from the restaurant business by making their quality rating publicly visible outside their doors to ensure the establishment is up and up with both government regulations and overall working conditions for the prostitutes …

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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Angela Merkel views on Trump's America First

Merkel: ‘America First’ Will Lead to America Hurt

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

During a campaign forum on Wednesday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel took a moment to weigh in on the “America First” push that led U.S. President Donald Trump to victory, calling it an idea that, in the end, will lead to some painful results at home and abroad. In her opinion, “America …

Sources: Politico

Photo: Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead

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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Gender-neutral toilets could allow woman to pee standing

Gender-Neutral Toilets in Germany Give Women the Right to Pee Standing

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Standing in line to use the bathroom is an issue men rarely get the chance to appreciate, thanks to the invention of the freestanding urinal, but for women the lines are real and there is no easy in and out solution. Well in Berlin, that could soon be a thing of …

Sources: Express

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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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