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Mannheim McDonald’s Takes Heat for Sending Turks to Bad Neighborhood

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

It has been a bad PR week for two of America’s largest fast-food chains in Germany. Not long after we reported Burger King’s tasteless marketing campaign to Dachau visitors, news spread about a McDonald’s location in Mannheim routing Turkish customers to a shady part of town for their food. Signs …

Sources: Heatstreet

Photo: Sascha Kohlmann [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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Why German Book ‘Communism for Kids’ Has Americans Outraged

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

America and Communism has historically been an unfavorable combination, leading to a string of controversial anti-communism actions during the beginning of the Cold War. So when MIT Press picked up the US rights to the German book Communism for Kids, by author and social theorist Bini Adamczak, the attention it received was …

Sources: DW

Photo: Mark Surman [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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German Court Rules Parents Required to Squeal on Adult Children

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

No, this isn’t a late April Fools joke — Germany’s top court issued a controversial ruling late last week when it decided that parents are legally required to rat out their own children who steal music, even if they are over the age of 18. If they do not comply, …

Sources: DW

Photo: nrkbetaPhilippe Put remix

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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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Netflix’s German Ad Campaign For ‘Santa Clarita Diet’ Disturbed Too Many

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Netflix has been pushing their new original series Santa Clarita Diet with carefully crafted ad campaigns which border that fine line of disturbing, and while their attempts may be seen by some as genius, enough people in Germany felt it went too far, leading the streaming giant to remove the images of …

Sources: Variety

Photos: Netflix

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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Spiegel Defends Cover of President Trump Beheading Liberty

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Let’s face it, any magazine cover of US President Donald Trump is sure to ruffle some feathers. If painted in a positive light, the far left will cry fowl. Make him look bad? The far right will come to his defense and shout ‘fake news’. So when Germany’s Der Spiegel released …

Sources: Reuters

Photos: Der Spiegel

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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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The ‘Real News’ on Berlin Christmas Market Truck Museum Plans

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Several headlines have gone out over a proposed plan to place the truck used in the December 19 attack at the Berlin Christmas Market on display at the House of History museum in Bonn, and to no surprise the news has left many feeling a bit stunned at the idea of …

Sources: RT, Tagesspiegel [1] [2]

Photos: quapan [Flickr]andiweiland [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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Martin Luther Toy Continues to Fuel Anti-Semetic Controversy

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

To commemorate this year’s 500th anniversary of the Reformation, popular German toy maker Playmobil released a 3-inch plastic toy of Martin Luther in 2015, but despite its good intentions, a seemingly minor detail on the figure has Micha Brumlik, a respected Jewish commentator in Germany, calling the toy anti-semitic. The problem? Brumlik has taken …

Sources: USA TODAY

Photo: Playmobil

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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Did German Taxpayers Fund Clinton’s Failed Presidential Run?

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Any hopes Hillary Clinton may have had for the end of negative campaign investigations after conceding her run for president have gone unfulfilled, and while Trump has decided against the hiring of a special prosecutor against her, German taxpayers aren’t too happy finding out that a sizable donation to Clinton’s charity was made using …

Sources: Clinton Foundation, DW, Die Welt

Photos: Gage Skidmore, Aaron Minnick / World Resources Institute

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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Edeka’s Christmas Ad Once Again Stirs Up Emotions and it May Be The Worst Mistake

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

After last year’s dark and emotional Christmas ad with a man faking his own death just to get his children home to visit, Edeka had some big shoes to fill with their new ad this holiday season. The German retailer may have accomplished that needed emotional tug, but some subtle …

Sources: Edeka, 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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Secure America Now Depicts Germany As Islamic State in Latest Fear-Mongering Video

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

In a followup to their controversial video depicting France as an Islamic State, the grassroot Secure America Now group, which claims to be a non-party political campaign group dedicated to bringing critical issues to the forefront of debate, has targeted Germany as their latest victim. Much like the earlier video …

Sources: Secure America Now, Express

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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