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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Pro-choice women protest abortion law in Germany

German Leaders Change Course On Abortion Law Under New Coalition

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Pro-choicers in Germany who believed they were making progress towards abolishing a 30s-era anti-abortion law have faced a new challenge in their fight as key supporters from Germany’s Social Democrats (SPD) back away. Leaders from the party had been in support of striking a law that makes it illegal for …

Sources: Quartz

Photo: Sebastian Dooris

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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 will once again have a stable government

SPD Votes: No New Elections for Germany

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

The voting members of Germany’s Social Democratic Party (SPD) made their voices heard and sided by a larger than expected margin to approve the new grand coalition government between Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU), the Christian Social Union (CSU) and the SPD, ending a months-long gap in a proper …

Photo: Annika Haas (EU2017EE)

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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 Coalition Odds Improve, SPD Predicts 60% to Vote ‘Yes’

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Germany’s Social Democrat (SPD) party will tally the final and most important vote on Sunday to approve the new coalition government between the SPD and Chancellor Angela Merkel’s more conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and the Bavarian Christian Social Union (CSU). It was a contentious agreement from the beginning, but …

Sources: Reuters

Photo: SPD Schleswig-Holstein

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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 Chancellor Angela Merkel reaches coalition deal with SPD

Merkel Finally Has Her Coalition Deal with the SPD

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Germany’s government has been on hold since last September’s elections left the country without a majority leadership, nor two or more parties willing to enter into a coalition with the other, but now after months of painstaking negotiations, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. After originally …

Photos: Arno Mikkor (EU2017EE)SPD Schleswig-Holstein

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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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Could High-Speed Internet be the Glue that Holds German Coalition Talks Together?

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

After a rocky election in September, re-elected German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party find themselves looking for a coalition to continue running the government, seeing as no single party received a majority share of the public vote, and while previous partner, the Social Democratic Party (SPD), removed itself …

Sources: Bloomberg

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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

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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 Press Smile

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 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’s Political Future on the Line as Germany Preps for 2017 Elections

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

With Germany gearing up for their own national election in 2017, the country looks to be headed down a path that might just match the circus-like atmosphere of the 2016 U.S. election, and if held today, Angela Merkel would be saying goodbye to the hopes of a fourth term as …

Sources: RT, Der Spiegel [1] [2]

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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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