Anas Modamani Merkel Selfie

How a Selfie with Merkel Led to Fake News and Ruined Life of Refugee

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

After fleeing his home in Syria, Anas Modamani, now 19, fled with thousands of others with the hope of beginning a brighter future in Germany. As he situated himself in one of the many shelters opened around the country, Modamani rushed to the opportunity to meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel as …

Sources: NYTimes

Photo: Anas Modamani

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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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Muslim Ban Protesters

Merkel Sides Against Trump’s Muslim Ban as 100,000+ German Citizens Could Be Affected

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

There’s no escaping the widespread coverage of President Trump’s recent executive order instituting a Muslim ban for individuals who are linked to seven Muslim majority countries from entering the United States. Protests erupted at airports across America over the weekend and a wide array of American politicians, CEO’s and world …

Sources: Reuters

Photo: Kenneth Lu [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

German Vice Chancellor Gabriel Offers First Statements On Trump After Inauguration

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Germany’s first governmental response to President Donald Trump’s inauguration on Friday came from Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel during an interview with public broadcaster ZDF. Instead of offering a congratulatory tone, Gabriel instead used his time to pick apart Trump’s inauguration speech and policies expected to come in the first weeks or months …

Sources: Reuters

Photo: Ralph Alswang [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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Obama Phone Call

Merkel Receives President Obama’s Final Foreign Call as President

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

During President Obama’s eight years in office, he formed a special bond with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Despite some tiffs over alleged wiretapping activity carried out by the US, the two foreign leaders kept on nurturing their friendship, so when the time came to place his final foreign call as …

Sources: DW

Photos: White House

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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EU Stars

Merkel Tells EU to Build Up Defense in Light of Trump Presidency

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

With Donald Trump set to take the office of President in a few short days, German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned fellow European leaders on Thursday to start building up security and defense operations, hinting that the United States won’t be so quick to jump to the aid of its European allies. …

Sources: Reuters

Photo: mark notari [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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Sigmar Gabriel

Is Sigmar Gabriel Germany’s Best Pick to Stop a Merkel Fourth Term?

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is embarking on her toughest campaign to date, running for a fourth term amid growing backlash over her open door policy that has seen the country fill with more than one million refugees. Several new political parties have risen in the wake of the public frustration, including the …

Sources: Reuters

Photo: Andrej Klizan [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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Police Scene

Berlin Christmas Market Killer Shot Dead in Italian Shootout

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

After a several day manhunt setup across Europe, the suspected killer who hijacked a truck and blasted into the Berlin Christmas market on Monday, killing 12 and seriously injuring dozens more, was shot dead in the Italian city of Milan early Friday morning. Around 3am, two Italian police officers stopped the …

Sources: Washington Post

Photo: Johnny Silvercloud [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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Trump TIME Person of the Year

Move Over Merkel, Trump is the New ‘TIME Person of the Year’

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

When German Chancellor Angela Merkel was named TIME Magazine’s Person of the Year for 2015, then presidential candidate Donald Trump called out the publication for ignoring his greatness. In the last year though, Trump showed the world he had staying power by pulling off the win when the media was convinced …

Sources: TIME, Mic

Photos: TIME

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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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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

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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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polar ice caps - climate change

Merkel Ready to Butt Heads with Trump Over Climate Change

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

During a regional town hall on Wednesday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel was asked what impact president-elect Donald Trump will have over the issue of climate change — an issue Trump once called a hoax made up by the Chinese — to which she reassured that she is ready and prepared to tackle …

Sources: Bloomberg

Photo: NASA ICE [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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