Obama makes return visit to Berlin to throw support behind Merkel campaign

Obama Tells Berlin ‘We Can’t Hide Behind a Wall’ in Rally with Merkel

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

After a brief political absence, former president Barack Obama made a highly anticipated trip to Berlin on Thursday to join Chancellor Angela Merkel for a rally and throwing his support behind her re-election bid just hours before Merkel was set to confront President Donald Trump for a NATO summit. Former presidents tend to keep their …

Sources: Bloomberg

Photo: Bundeskanzlerin

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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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President Trump finds worst enemy in German media

Is the German Media Trump’s New Worst Enemy?

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Whether you’re a fan of his or not, we can all agree that President Donald Trump has taken a pretty hard beating by the press. Some of this coverage is warranted, but some of the media bias can also be hard to sift through to determine which news is ‘fake news’ …

Sources: Shorenstein Center

Photo: Official White House Photo by Benjamin Applebaum

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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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Police Shootings in Germany

German Police Shootings: The Surprising Number

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Hearing the daily reports of police shootings in the U.S. has become a normal occurrence. Police are meant to protect us, but can they be trusted? According to a Washington Post database, 963 people were shot and killed by an American police officer in 2016. And it is this reality Americans face …

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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German fertility rate rises

German Baby Boom? Fertility Rises for First Time in Decades

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Since the country reunified in 1990, Germany has seen its fertility rate decline year after year, leading many to question the longterm fate of Europe’s economic powerhouse. Those who are worried have a positive new sign though as the latest birthrate numbers to come out of Germany last week revealed that new births have …

Sources: Destatis

Photo: JV Garcia

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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 Pools ban phones with cameras

German Pools Crack Down on Cameras and Selfies

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

No public pool would be complete without obnoxious swimmers and equally as obnoxious lifeguards blowing on their whistles all day long. A new irritant that has come into play in the last few years is the poolside selfie, and while most are self-gratifying and harmless, a public pool in the …

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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McDonald's gazers

Mannheim McDonald’s Takes Heat for Sending Turks to Bad Neighborhood

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

It has been a bad PR week for two of America’s largest fast-food chains in Germany. Not long after we reported Burger King’s tasteless marketing campaign to Dachau visitors, news spread about a McDonald’s location in Mannheim routing Turkish customers to a shady part of town for their food. Signs …

Sources: Heatstreet

Photo: Sascha Kohlmann [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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Sigmar Gabriel

Sigmar Gabriel Optimistic on Trump Despite Calling Him Irritating

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel spoke to US and German government and business leaders at the German-American Conference in Berlin on Tuesday, focusing on one of the most hot-button topics effecting both countries: US President Trump. Gabriel isn’t known for keeping his opinion on the newly elected president to himself, so it’s …

Sources: CNN

Photo: Andrej Klizan

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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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Burger King advertises at Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial

Burger King Shows Bad Taste Advertising to Dachau Visitors

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

A local Burger King franchise is under fire in Germany after flyers advertising burgers and shakes were distributed to visitors of the Dachau concentration camp site where more than 200,000 people were imprisoned, and an estimated 40,000 murdered, during World War II. The site is considered a place of mourning and …

Sources: Welt, BILD

Photo: Graham Hills [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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Superfood Baby Tragedy

Superfood Diet Leads to Tragic Infant Death

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

New parents Sandrina and Peter in the Belgian town of Beveren were faced with a rude awakening when their thought to be healthy superfood-only diet for their newborn son Lucas was anything but healthy, pushing him closer and closer to death with every day. After seven months, Lucas died from dehydration and starvation, and now the …

Sources: Welt

Photo: Brandon Day

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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 Citizenship - Passport

Why Record Number of American Jews are Reclaiming German Citizenship

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

In the aftermath of WWII, Jews who fled Germany to escape persecution, or had their citizenship revoked by the Nazi-led regime, have been given the option to reclaim German citizenship, including any descendents. In recent years the number of Americans filing these requests have been quite small, but in just …

Sources: DW

Photo: Christoph Scholz

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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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