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Merkel Sides with Trump, Calls Missile Strike on Syria Justified

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Following a series of chemical weapon attacks by the Syrian government on their own citizens, US President Donald Trump ordered a cruise missile strike on the airfield believed to have been used to carry out the attack. Trump’s decision has naturally been faced with a level of criticism, but German …

Sources: Reuters, DW

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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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Donald Trump

Was Trump’s Unexpected Call to Merkel an Attempt to Smooth Over Relations?

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Despite declaring media reports of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s March disastrous visit to the White House as fake news, President Trump added an unexpected phone call to his schedule with Merkel last week in what has been called an attempt to smooth over the relationship. Trump made the call to Merkel last Monday to offer his …

Sources: CNN

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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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Ivanka Trump

How Merkel’s White House Visit Earned Ivanka Trump an Invite to Germany

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Some might call German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s visit to the Trump White House a bit of a train wreck, but there was more to the visit than what was captured in the eyes of the media. Hidden behind the debate of what may or may not have been a failed …

Sources: AP

Photo: ABC/ Ida Mae Astute

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

Winter Storms Delay Angela Merkel’s First Visit with Donald Trump

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

An east coast blizzard has halted the much-anticipated meeting between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Donald Trump on Tuesday. Leaders from Germany’s Siemens and BMW were also scheduled to travel with Merkel to have their own meetings with Trump during the visit. Because of the meeting’s importance, Merkel and Trump have rearranged …

Sources: NBC, Reuters

Photo: European People’s Party [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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Angela Merkel

Merkel to Make First Trump White House Visit on March 14

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Germany and the US have been strong allies for years, but after a rocky American election season and the controversy of President Donald Trump’s foreign policy agenda, that close relationship has come into question. Both sides have publicly criticized each others key policies, but now German Chancellor Angela Merkel will have her chance …

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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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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Muslim Ban Protesters

Merkel Sides Against Trump’s Muslim Ban as 100,000+ German Citizens Could Be Affected

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

There’s no escaping the widespread coverage of President Trump’s recent executive order instituting a Muslim ban for individuals who are linked to seven Muslim majority countries from entering the United States. Protests erupted at airports across America over the weekend and a wide array of American politicians, CEO’s and world …

Sources: Reuters

Photo: Kenneth Lu [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

German Vice Chancellor Gabriel Offers First Statements On Trump After Inauguration

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Germany’s first governmental response to President Donald Trump’s inauguration on Friday came from Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel during an interview with public broadcaster ZDF. Instead of offering a congratulatory tone, Gabriel instead used his time to pick apart Trump’s inauguration speech and policies expected to come in the first weeks or months …

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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Obama Phone Call

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

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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EU Stars

Merkel Tells EU to Build Up Defense in Light of Trump Presidency

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

With Donald Trump set to take the office of President in a few short days, German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned fellow European leaders on Thursday to start building up security and defense operations, hinting that the United States won’t be so quick to jump to the aid of its European allies. …

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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