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New Poll Shows How Germans Feel About President Trump

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

With Donald Trump officially sworn in today as the 45th President of the United States, a new poll is out from Germany that takes a look at just how popular the new leader of America is among the German people. As expected, the numbers see some drastic fluctuation between individual beliefs or …

Sources: CIVEY via 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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Merkel Receives President Obama’s Final Foreign Call as President

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

During President Obama’s eight years in office, he formed a special bond with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Despite some tiffs over alleged wiretapping activity carried out by the US, the two foreign leaders kept on nurturing their friendship, so when the time came to place his final foreign call as …

Sources: DW

Photos: 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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German Green Party Want’s Free Prostitutes for Disabled and Elderly

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Members of Germany’s Green Party are looking to move forward with a new plan that would provide sexual relief to many of the country’s disabled, sick and elderly with a prostitute subsidy under the idea that it will improve their lives and allow some to move on to a much healthier …

Sources: VICE

Photo: David Amsler [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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Trump Foreign Policy Meetings Leave German Politicians Scratching Their Heads

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Members of President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team held meetings with the German government to discuss the upcoming foreign policy plans, but much like during his campaign, the talks ended with confusion instead of clarity. Russia is assumed to be a key focal point in any foreign policy roadmaps set out by …

Sources: Reuters

Photo: DonkeyHotey [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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Sigmar Gabriel

Is Sigmar Gabriel Germany’s Best Pick to Stop a Merkel Fourth Term?

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is embarking on her toughest campaign to date, running for a fourth term amid growing backlash over her open door policy that has seen the country fill with more than one million refugees. Several new political parties have risen in the wake of the public frustration, including the …

Sources: Reuters

Photo: Andrej Klizan [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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German Lawmakers to Start 2017 Off with Facebook “Fake News” Ban

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

With the term “fake news” being thrown around by this group or that, it is getting hard to figure out who the real truth reporters are, and while we could debate the real sources of fake news, lawmakers in Germany would rather you only see news it deems is real. With support from the …

Sources: Reuters, Ars Technica, the Guardian

Photo: thierry ehrmann [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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Merkel Calls For Burqa Ban as She Starts Fourth Term Run

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

German Chancellor Angela Merkel may have scored brownie points with the more than one million refugees when she readily welcomed them into the country over the last two years, but as she kicks off her campaign for a fourth term, Merkel addressed her fellow party members with a revised agenda that …

Sources: DW, CNN

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 Ready to Butt Heads with Trump Over Climate Change

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

During a regional town hall on Wednesday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel was asked what impact president-elect Donald Trump will have over the issue of climate change — an issue Trump once called a hoax made up by the Chinese — to which she reassured that she is ready and prepared to tackle …

Sources: Bloomberg

Photo: NASA ICE [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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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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Angela Merkel Faces Toughest Challenge Yet, Announces Run for Fourth Term

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

There is no skirting around the fact that German Chancellor Angela Merkel lies in the center of quite possibly the largest divide the country has seen since the end of the Cold War, and despite falling approval numbers and an abundance of refugees pushing the country past its limits, she announced on Sunday …

Sources: Washington Post [1][2], CNN, New York Times

Photo: EU2016 SK

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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