Merkel: Islamist Terrorism Came to Germany Long Before Refugee Crisis

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During a campaign event for the Christian Democrats on Wednesday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke on the countries recent attacks from Islamist terrorists and countered claims that her open door policy for refugees was the cause, stating that Germany had been facing this threat years before the refugee crisis began. …

Sources: Reuters

Photo: European People’s Party

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No Surprise, Germany Saw Over 2M Migrants in 2015

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2015 was a record-breaking year for Germany, as the country saw the highest inward migration ever recorded thanks to 2.1 million people entering the country. A number like this would normally be celebrated, especially for a country that has seen its population decline in recent years, but a large percentage …

Sources: Destatis via The Local

Photo: Marco Verch [Flickr]

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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 Brexit Be Saving Angela Merkel’s Political Career?

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Over the last year, German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s popularity has fallen to new lows after welcoming in more than a million refugees into the country, a move that a majority of the German public was against, but now Germany’s leader may have found her saving grace as election season is fast approaching, …

Sources: The Independent

Photo: OCHA / Berk Özkan [Flickr]

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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 Children Introduced To Real Life Story of Syrian Refugees In New Book

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There is no doubt a mixed reaction to the refugee situation in Germany, with many voicing out against the open border policy that has seen more than 1 million refugees entering into the country, but when it comes to explaining what is happening to children, an author decided to create …

Sources: PRI

Photo: Jan Birck

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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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Meet The Robot That Germany Hopes Will Help Refugee Children Integrate

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More than a million refugees have made Germany their new home in the last year, and while many natives are fighting to have a majority sent back, Germany is hoping to find a way to integrate the refugees into their society, including the rollout of a new robot that is designed …

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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 Proposes New Measures Requiring Refugees To Integrate Or Get Out

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Germany’s open door policy for refugees has been shifting in the weeks following an election that saw voters favor politicians who took a hard stance against the welcoming attitude, and a new law being pushed by German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere is a clear sign of this shift as it would require …

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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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Donations In Germany Reach Record High Thanks To Refugees

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Germany has never been known to be a giving country when it comes to its citizens donating towards charitable causes, but the trend may be slowly changing as Germans donated a record 5.5 billion euros in 2015, and a major factor in the increase may surprise you. The most recent report …

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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 Looks To Help Integrate Refugees With An App

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The news on Germany’s refugee ‘crisis’ has been quite negative so far, and with the recent mass attack on women in Cologne during New Years being blamed on some of these asylum seekers, it has only gotten worse. But the German government is still wanting to offer a helping hand …

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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 Website Connecting Refugees With Available Rooms In Willing Homes

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Europe is facing the most severe refugee crisis in over 50 years and with a shortage of available space, a set of German entrepreneurs created an Airbnb-style site to connect refugees with people willing to share a room in their home. Flüchtlinge Willkommen (Refugees Welcome) has seen an overwhelming interest in …

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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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Decision To House Refugees In WWII Concentration Camp Faced With Criticism in German Town

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The town of Schwerte, located in the North Rhine-Westphalia region of Germany, is facing quite a bit of criticism after announcing their decision to repurpose an old WWII concentration camp to house 21 refugees. Despite having been used to house refugees at a time 20 years ago, many believe it …

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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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