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 …

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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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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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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Merkel Sings on campaign trail

Watch as Merkel Lets Loose Singing for Votes in Berlin

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Intentional or not, German Chancellor Angela Merkel typically comes across strict, stiff and orderly with few glimpses of real emotion, but as she fights for a run at a fourth term in office, she let her guard down a bit during a campaign event this past week, using German jazz singer Uschi …

Sources: Bastian Brauns, Express

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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

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 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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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 …

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 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 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 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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