Angela Merkel Once Again Tops Forbes Most Powerful Women List

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Forbes just released their list of the world’s 100 most powerful women and despite seeing growing competition from U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel has once again held onto the number one spot for the fifth consecutive year. There’s no doubt that Merkel has her hands full, being …

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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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Apple CEO Tim Cook Pays Visit To Germany, Meeting With Merkel and BILD

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Apple CEO Tim Cook made a rare public visit to Germany this week, visiting the popular German BILD newsroom along with a surprising meeting with Chancellor Angela Merkel to discuss a range of topics. According to BILD, Cook’s meeting with Merkel centered mostly around security, which has been a hot button topic …

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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 Unveils Latest Proposal To Tax Non-German Autobahn Users

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After trying to push through a plan late last year to begin taxing foreigners who utilize Germany’s free autobahn, Chancellor Angela Merkel has unveiled her latest proposal late last week to try again with the hopes of getting the plan into effect by 2016. Under the new plan, drivers who use …

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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 Demands CIA Chief To Leave The Country Following Second Spying Allegation

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel was once again outraged at the United States after officials discovered two undercover U.S. spies working inside the German government. The most recent discovery has led Germany to tell an unnamed top CIA station chief to leave the country immediately, leaving open the possibility for a forcible expulsion …

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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 Holds Top Spot In Forbes Magazine’s Most Powerful Women List For 4th Straight Year

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Last week Forbes Magazine released their annual “World’s 100 Most Powerful Women” list, which is meant to be a “guide to the extraordinary icons and leaders, groundbreakers and ceiling crashers who command the world stage”, and Angela Merkel held on to the number one spot once again this year, making …

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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 Lawmakers Call On Snowden To Testify In NSA Investigation

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The debate on whether or not to call on NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden to testify in a parliamentary inquiry on the mass surveillance of German citizens by the American government came to an end on Thursday when committee members unanimously voted yes. Roderich Kiesewetter, the conservative head of the investigative committee, said that …

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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 To Visit President Obama in Washington This Week

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel will be making her first visit to Washington DC since 2011 on May 1 and 2, and will be meeting with President Obama early Friday for a lunch meeting focused on international and economic issues. This will be the first meeting between the two leaders since news broke …

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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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Putin Defends Crimea’s Decision In Phone Call With Merkel

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On Sunday, an overwhelming majority of Ukrainians living in Crimea showed favor in separating from Ukraine and becoming part of Russia.  While the Ukraine government is calling the vote illegal and has no plans on supporting the decision, Russian President Vladimir Putin defended the decision on Sunday during a phone call …

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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 Remains Cautious Over Escalating Ukraine-Russia Conflict

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As the conflict in Ukraine heightens with Russia, Germany, which is roughly 400 miles away from the Ukrainian border, has been keeping a close eye on the escalation.  With a distance that is almost half of that between Chicago and New York City, Germany could potentially be faced with a …

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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 Pushes For EU-Based Internet To Protect From US Spying Efforts

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel has continued to keep the momentum going in the fight against the U.S. spying efforts that leaked out last year, with the recent proposal of a European Union (EU) internet alternative.  Having an alternative internet with servers based in Europe would be subject to European data …

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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