German Unity Day

Germany Celebrates 27 Years of Unity as Nation Grows Divided

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

When East and West Germany came together as one nation on October 3, 1990, it ushered in a new era of peace in a country so divided, and Germans across the world continue to celebrate the achievements of the historic moment every year as German Unity Day. The country’s top leaders turned …

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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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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

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 Companies Vote Against Right-Wing Breitbart News

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Breitbart, an American-based online news site, isn’t shy about their ability to influence its readers to embrace right-wing agendas and political candidates. In fact they want it to be known. One of the site’s crown achievements was helping to get president-elect Donald Trump into the oval office, and the appointment of Breitbart’s …

Sources: AP, The Guardian

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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Merkel CDU Essen Speech

Merkel Calls For Burqa Ban as She Starts Fourth Term Run

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

German Chancellor Angela Merkel may have scored brownie points with the more than one million refugees when she readily welcomed them into the country over the last two years, but as she kicks off her campaign for a fourth term, Merkel addressed her fellow party members with a revised agenda that …

Sources: DW, 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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Angela Merkel Press Smile

Angela Merkel Faces Toughest Challenge Yet, Announces Run for Fourth Term

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

There is no skirting around the fact that German Chancellor Angela Merkel lies in the center of quite possibly the largest divide the country has seen since the end of the Cold War, and despite falling approval numbers and an abundance of refugees pushing the country past its limits, she announced on Sunday …

Sources: Washington Post [1][2], CNN, New York Times

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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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Merkel Smile

With No Major Challenger in Sight, Is Merkel Set for Fourth Term?

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

While election season in the US is set to wrap up in just a few hours, Germany is just getting started with their own messy election set for 2017, and despite record low approval ratings, one analyst explained to CNBC why Merkel may hold on to her position as Germany’s Chancellor …

Sources: CNBC

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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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Frauke Petry AfD

AfD Leader Frauke Petry Speaks on Possible Trump Presidency

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Alternative for Germany (AfD) leader Frauke Petry weighed in on the US election circus after Wednesday night’s final presidential debate, saying that a Trump victory would ease US-Russia tensions and calm the conflict in Ukraine. “Trump may offer possible alternatives,” Petry told Reuters. “Whether he can actually deliver that we …

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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Germany’s Controversial AfD Party Is Crumbling

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Germany’s far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) political party looked to be in a strong position to shake up the country’s political scene, with many seeing their rise as the final bullet in Chancellor Angela Merkel’s political career, but in a matter of a few weeks, all of that appears to …

Sources: Reuters, DW

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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Sigmar Gabriel

German Vice Chancellor Calls Out AfD Resemblance To Nazi Party

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel made headlines this week when he compared the country’s rising AfD party to that of the Nazi party during an interview with the Funke Mediengruppe. Gabriel claims that the AfD party, which has only been in existence since 2014, holds views that aligned too close to …

Sources: Reuters

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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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