Could High-Speed Internet be the Glue that Holds German Coalition Talks Together?

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

After a rocky election in September, re-elected German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party find themselves looking for a coalition to continue running the government, seeing as no single party received a majority share of the public vote, and while previous partner, the Social Democratic Party (SPD), removed itself …

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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 congratulated Angela Merkel on election victory

President Trump Calls Merkel to Congratulate Her on Election Victory

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

When Donald Trump won the U.S. presidency in a surprise turn of events in November, German Chancellor Angela Merkel was among the early world leaders to call and congratulate him on his victory the next day. However when Merkel won her re-election bid for a fourth term this this past Sunday, Trump’s return …

Sources: White House

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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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Angela Merkel wins 4th term as German chancellor

Merkel Wins 4th Term, but Tough Road Ahead with AfD Nationalist Wins

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

In one of the most anticipated elections of the year, German’s cast their votes on Sunday to re-elect current chancellor Angela Merkel to a historic fourth term. Her re-election was far from a political surprise, but going into her next four years, she will have to face the reality that her …

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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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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

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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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AfD mistakes Swiss mountain as German in political ad

Oops: Nationalist AfD Party Mistakes Switzerland for Germany in Campaign Poster

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Germany’s far-right AfD (Alternative for Deutschland) political party is known for making headlines, but it most cases it is due to the party being clear on a stance that is proven to be quite controversial. However, when the party put out their latest campaign poster urging voters to “Take Back …

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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Tiffany Trump vacation expenses cost taxpayers... is it that big of a deal?

Tiffany Trump’s German Vacation Cost Taxpayers $22,000. So What?

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Several days have passed since CBS broke the news that Tiffany Trump, daughter of President Donald Trump, cost U.S. taxpayers $22,439 in secret service expenses when she and her boyfriend took a last-minute trip to Germany last month, and while the news served as ammo to the anti-Trump crowds, is the news …

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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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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

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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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

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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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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

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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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