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German Police Punk Drivers With Fake Accident, Shocked by Results

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

German police in the town of Oberhavel, in the state of Brandenburg, took a break from fighting crime last week to tend to a faked roadside accident to test driver reactions as they passed by. The results of the test were released on Wednesday and to say police were disappointed …

Sources: Nonstop News

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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 Parents Taking Kids on Early Vacations Are Being Taught an Expensive Lesson

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

In America, it is standard practice for parents to excuse their children from school for anything from an early start on vacation to something as menial as staying out late for a concert, but parents in Germany don’t get such an easy pass. With warmer weather arriving and vacation season …

Sources: Der Spiegel

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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 Bank Customers Face Jail Time For Ignoring Dying Man

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

After failing to seek help for a man who laid unconscious outside of a bank terminal in the German town of Essen, at least four individuals are being investigated by police, each facing up to a year in jail, after bank cameras captured the event. Germany is known for having …

Sources: Daily Mail

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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 Annuls Old Law Convictions of 50,000 Gay Men

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Germany announced on Wednesday that the estimated 50,000 men that were convicted under the Nazi-era law criminalizing homosexuality, known as Article 175, will have their criminal record annulled 22 years after the law was officially stripped from the books.

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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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Judge Rules It Is Okay To Pee Standing Up In Germany

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Sitting or standing while urinating is a topic of discussion more commonly found in Germany than the United States, and while it is still quite normal for men to stand at the toilet, a German court had to set the law and declare that it is a man’s right to urinate …

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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

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

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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Street Performers, Including Mickey Mouse, No Longer Allowed At Brandenburg Gate

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

The city of Berlin has recently decided that they no longer want the famous Brandenburg Gate to act as a breeding ground for street performers, claiming that they want to stop the ‘Disneyfication’ of the historic site.  Under the new ruling, performers dressed in character costumes such as Mickey Mouse, Darth …

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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 To Soon Vote On Charging Foreigners Using The Autobahn

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Since opening the first autobahn freeway in 1921, Germany has kept these high-speed roads free for all travelers.  However that may all change once Chancellor Angela Merkel’s plan to begin charging a toll goes for a vote, possibly this week.  Unlike in other European countries, Merkel’s plan won’t be affecting …

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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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New German Law To Allow For Third Gender Option On Birth Certificates

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

On November 1, a new law will go into effect in Germany that opens up the option to choose a third gender on birth certificates, making it the first country in Europe to offer the distinction.  The law is meant for intersex babies, meaning that when a baby is born …

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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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Google Ordered to Pay 145,000 Euros For Collecting WiFi Data in Germany

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

From 2008 to 2010, it was discovered that Google had been collecting data from personal wireless networks as its Street View cars roamed the world’s streets.  Since the discovery was made public, a handful of countries have fined the American search giant for the illegal capturing of personal data, and …

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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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