German Migrants Boost Social Services

Are Migrants Saving Germany’s Social Security Systems?

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Little attention is placed on the positive results that the millions of recent migrants and refugees have bestowed upon Germany. Yes, there are a few bad apples among the mix, but despite some anti-migrant rants on how these newbies will ultimately destroy the very core of the German economy and …

Sources: The Local

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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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Cricket popularity in Germany growing faster than ever

How Cricket is Becoming the Fastest Growing Sport in Germany

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Soccer, aka football, aka fußball, may be Germany’s pride and joy sport, but the times they are a changin’ as cricket quickly rises in popularity in the country. Known as the second largest sport in the world, cricket has had a loyal following in the UK, Australia, Asia and the …

Sources: Euronews

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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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Muslims and health nuts shake up German pork market

Muslims and Vegetarians Blamed for German Pork Problem

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

The land of meat, meat and more meat has undergone a radical shift in recent years as the make up of Germany’s population has traded in their sausage for veggies, smoothies and anything else deemed humane and healthy. This change in eating habits has hit the livestock scene hard in the …

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 men claiming to be refugee baby daddy on the rise in Germany

Claiming to be a Refugee’s Baby Daddy is Getting These Men in Trouble

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

In the traditional world, becoming a ‘baby daddy’ comes as a surprise after a night of passionate romancing, but for some men in Germany, a new spin on the idea involves a payout, no responsibilities and no embarrassing morning after awkwardness. Migrant woman who fled their home country for safety have started …

Sources: RBB

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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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Refugee Woman and Child

Refugee Violence in Germany Hit New Highs in 2016

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

The number of refugees streaming into Germany may have reached its peak in 2015, but for those who have now made a temporary home in the country, their troubles are far from over. Most of them entered into Germany to flee the dangerous atmospheres of their home country, but as …

Sources: Welt via The Trumpet

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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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Anas Modamani Merkel Selfie Facebook

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

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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refugees help boost German population

Refugees Help Boost German Population to Record Highs

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Germany has long struggled with an aging population that has seen its death rate surpass new births, but despite the negativity surrounding the million-plus refugees entering into the country since 2015, they are responsible for reversing the trend and have boosted the German population to a record-breaking 82.8 million people. The Federal …

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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Refugee Family

Refugees Entering Germany Saw Drastic Drop in 2016

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Germany’s refugee crisis is far from over, but after new figures were released on Wednesday that showed a significant falloff in 2016, the country may be able to shift more attention to those still in the country instead of focusing on efforts to welcome new ones in. After 2015’s massive …

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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German Police Line

Germany Considers Placing Tracking Devices on Suspected Terrorists

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

After the recent attack on Berlin’s Christmas Market last month, German politicians have been scrambling to come up with immediate solutions to prevent future terror threats, including some plausible and some extreme, but a new plan to fit suspected terrorists with electronic monitoring devices might just be the wildest idea being considered. …

Sources: Telegraph, RT

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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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Munich Refugees Wall

Munich Trumps Trump with Wall to Keep Refugees Out of Sight

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

The construction of a massive wall is underway in the Munich suburb of Neupsrlach Sud that will separate residents from a new shelter that will house roughly 160 unaccompanied child refugees once the buildout is complete. Standing at 4 meters (13.1 feet), the Munich wall will stand 0.4 meters (1.3 feet) …

Sources: RT, The Sun

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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