Germany to Vote on Same-Sex Marriage After Merkel Gives Her Blessing

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

While Germany is progressive on a number of fronts, the issue of same-sex marriage has struggled to gain acceptance from the government. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party has always taken a more conservative stance, and thus far had been seen as one of the leading …

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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 speaks on globalizing the internet during speak in Mexico

Is Merkel Using Her Political Strength to Control the Internet?

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

In what might possibly be a sign of her newfound political power after the recent tactics of President Trump, German Chancellor Angela Merkel used her visit to Mexico this past weekend to form an international body to globalize and regulate the internet. Since its early beginnings, the internet has been an open …

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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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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Merkel visit to Saudi Arabia

Is Merkel’s Lack of Headscarf in Saudi Arabia a Political Statement?

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Not long after German Chancellor Angela Merkel made her first visit to Saudi Arabia since 2010 on Sunday, social media was abuzz over her decision to forgo the traditional hardscarf that has become such a hot button topic in her own country. Did Merkel use her visit with King Salman and …

Photo: Bundeskanzlerin via Instagram

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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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Ivanka Trump

White House Detail’s Ivanka Trump’s Tuesday Visit to Germany

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

After making a solid impression with German Chancellor Angela Merkel last month, First Daughter and Assistant to the President, Ivanka Trump, was personally invited to join in on this Tuesday’s W20 Summit in Germany by the chancellor herself. One could say Ivanka’s visit will serve as damage control after her father started off his …

Sources: White House

Photo: ABC/ Ida Mae Astute

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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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Merkellooks

Merkellooks Instagram Account Effectively Humanizes Angela Merkel

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

German Chancellor Angela Merkel isn’t the most photogenic politician. Most photos captured by the press feature the her classic blank expression or look of boredom, but is there another side of Germany’s leader that shows she’s no less of a human than us regular folk? That is what one Instagram …

Sources: merkellooks

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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

Half of Germany’s Youth Want a Fourth Term for Angela Merkel

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

With only five months to go before Germany’s September 24th national election, the race for the chancellorship is proving to be a heated one as Angela Merkel fights for a fourth term. Her policies towards the refugee crisis plaguing Europe has led to a massive loss of support over the last year, and …

Sources: Reuters

Photo: BMVI [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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Obama Merkel Woods Walk

Obama and Merkel to Publicly Reunite in Germany on May 25

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Former President Barack Obama has been quite since handing over the presidency to Donald Trump in January, but that will come to an end on May 25 as he reunites with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. During the event, Obama and Merkel will take …

Sources: Kirchentag

Photo: Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

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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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Syria Bashar Assad Poster

Merkel Sides with Trump, Calls Missile Strike on Syria Justified

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Following a series of chemical weapon attacks by the Syrian government on their own citizens, US President Donald Trump ordered a cruise missile strike on the airfield believed to have been used to carry out the attack. Trump’s decision has naturally been faced with a level of criticism, but German …

Sources: Reuters, 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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Donald Trump

Was Trump’s Unexpected Call to Merkel an Attempt to Smooth Over Relations?

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Despite declaring media reports of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s March disastrous visit to the White House as fake news, President Trump added an unexpected phone call to his schedule with Merkel last week in what has been called an attempt to smooth over the relationship. Trump made the call to Merkel last Monday to offer his …

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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