German politicians look to ban headscarves on school girls

Merkel’s CDU Use AfD Playbook, Call for Ban of Headscarves in Schools

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

German Chancellor Angela Merkel had to fight hard to find a coalition partner to secure not only a functioning German government but also her own fourth term at the top. Little did she know though that once the deals were signed, she would find herself challenging her own party on …

Sources: Reuters

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Pro-choice women protest abortion law in Germany

German Leaders Change Course On Abortion Law Under New Coalition

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Pro-choicers in Germany who believed they were making progress towards abolishing a 30s-era anti-abortion law have faced a new challenge in their fight as key supporters from Germany’s Social Democrats (SPD) back away. Leaders from the party had been in support of striking a law that makes it illegal for …

Sources: Quartz

Photo: Sebastian Dooris

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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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Germany will once again have a stable government

SPD Votes: No New Elections for Germany

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

The voting members of Germany’s Social Democratic Party (SPD) made their voices heard and sided by a larger than expected margin to approve the new grand coalition government between Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU), the Christian Social Union (CSU) and the SPD, ending a months-long gap in a proper …

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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 Coalition Odds Improve, SPD Predicts 60% to Vote ‘Yes’

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Germany’s Social Democrat (SPD) party will tally the final and most important vote on Sunday to approve the new coalition government between the SPD and Chancellor Angela Merkel’s more conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and the Bavarian Christian Social Union (CSU). It was a contentious agreement from the beginning, but …

Sources: Reuters

Photo: SPD Schleswig-Holstein

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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 Chancellor Angela Merkel reaches coalition deal with SPD

Merkel Finally Has Her Coalition Deal with the SPD

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Germany’s government has been on hold since last September’s elections left the country without a majority leadership, nor two or more parties willing to enter into a coalition with the other, but now after months of painstaking negotiations, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. After originally …

Photos: Arno Mikkor (EU2017EE)SPD Schleswig-Holstein

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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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AfD Set to Surpass SPD as Germany’s 2nd Most Popular Political Party

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

German leaders are working around the clock to form a proper government after last September’s elections produced some of the most divisive results in the country’s modern history, and a new poll out this week by INSA shows that this political divide is only getting worse. The far-right Alternative for Germany …

Sources: INSA

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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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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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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

Photo: Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead

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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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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

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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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