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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Germany's AfD looks to eliminate English teaching from German schools

Should German Schools Stop Teaching English?

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

It’s hard to make an argument against the value of learning a second language, especially at a young age, but the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) political party believes they have a strong enough argument to stop the teaching of English in North Rhine-Westphalia elementary schools. The AfD has seen …

Sources: Die Welt

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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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Eintracht Frankfurt bans AfD Members

99% Support Eintracht Frankfurt Banning of AfD Club Members

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Not only do Germans love watching and playing their Fußball (soccer), but they love supporting their favorite team by becoming an official club member. Requirements for entry vary from team to team, but few have ever gone to the extremes that Eintracht Frankfurt is supporting by choosing to ban anyone that …

Sources: Frankfurter Allgemeinen Zeitung

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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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Beatrix von Storch

New German Hate Speech Law Wastes No Time Blocking AfD Rhetoric

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

As of January 1, Germany has had a new social media hate speech law in effect, known as NetzDG, and as the country rang in the new year, it didn’t take very long for the law to stir up a fresh round of criticisms as Alternative for Germany (AfD) party member …

Sources: DW

Photo: Beatrix von Storch (Facebook)

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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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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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AfD mistakes Swiss mountain as German in political ad

Oops: Nationalist AfD Party Mistakes Switzerland for Germany in Campaign Poster

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Germany’s far-right AfD (Alternative for Deutschland) political party is known for making headlines, but it most cases it is due to the party being clear on a stance that is proven to be quite controversial. However, when the party put out their latest campaign poster urging voters to “Take Back …

Sources: CNN

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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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Breitbart - German advertisers

German Companies Vote Against Right-Wing Breitbart News

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Breitbart, an American-based online news site, isn’t shy about their ability to influence its readers to embrace right-wing agendas and political candidates. In fact they want it to be known. One of the site’s crown achievements was helping to get president-elect Donald Trump into the oval office, and the appointment of Breitbart’s …

Sources: AP, The Guardian

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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 CDU Essen Speech

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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