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

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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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Berlin Christmas Market Killer Shot Dead in Italian Shootout

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

After a several day manhunt setup across Europe, the suspected killer who hijacked a truck and blasted into the Berlin Christmas market on Monday, killing 12 and seriously injuring dozens more, was shot dead in the Italian city of Milan early Friday morning. Around 3am, two Italian police officers stopped the …

Sources: 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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Move Over Merkel, Trump is the New ‘TIME Person of the Year’

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

When German Chancellor Angela Merkel was named TIME Magazine’s Person of the Year for 2015, then presidential candidate Donald Trump called out the publication for ignoring his greatness. In the last year though, Trump showed the world he had staying power by pulling off the win when the media was convinced …

Sources: TIME, Mic

Photos: TIME

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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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

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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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CNN: Angela Merkel Will Run for Fourth Term as German Chancellor

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Coming out of some rocky elections in both in the UK and United States, CNN spoke with Norbert Roettgen, a key politician in Angela Merkel’s CDU party, to weigh in on the Chancellor being one of the last leaders standing to hold onto the liberal order in the trans-Atlantic area. “She will run for chancellor,” …

Sources: 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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Germany Responds to President-Elect Donald Trump

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Tuesday night’s US Presidential Election results were a nail-biter as the path to a Hillary Clinton, first woman, presidency quickly faded after Donald Trump swept the country and ultimately became the president-elect as Clinton called the candidate to concede around 2:30 a.m. The news came as a shock to those who thought a Trump …

Sources: The Guardian

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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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With No Major Challenger in Sight, Is Merkel Set for Fourth Term?

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

While election season in the US is set to wrap up in just a few hours, Germany is just getting started with their own messy election set for 2017, and despite record low approval ratings, one analyst explained to CNBC why Merkel may hold on to her position as Germany’s Chancellor …

Sources: CNBC

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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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The Secret Plan To Oust Angela Merkel By Next Week

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Politics and conspiracy theories go hand in hand, and when a politician becomes the topic of debate, it’s no surprise that the theories will run rampant. British tabloid The Daily Express was hot on the press this morning with quite the intriguing scheme underway in the German government — a plan …

Sources: Daily Express

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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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