Joachim Herrmann pushes for ability to spy on suspected children terrorist

Joachim Herrmann Leads Push to Allow Spying on German Children

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Could the country known for protecting personal privacy soon allow spying on its children? If Bavarian interior minister Joachim Herrmann gets his way, a new privacy standard would go into effect that opens these doors, and it will all be in the name of terror prevention. In a meeting of German interior ministers …

Sources: Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Photo: Frank Mckenna

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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 Snubs Russia with Refusal to Pay Tribute to St Petersburg Terror Victims

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Germany and Russia have a complicated love-hate relationship, but after a deadly bombing in the Russian city of St. Petersburg on Monday, Berlin is refusing to offer a tribute to the victims with the traditional lighting of the Brandenburg Gate with the country’s flag. The lighting of the monument has become …

Sources: Daily Star

Photo: Olivier Bruchez [Flickr]Andi Weiland [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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Germany Considers Placing Tracking Devices on Suspected Terrorists

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

After the recent attack on Berlin’s Christmas Market last month, German politicians have been scrambling to come up with immediate solutions to prevent future terror threats, including some plausible and some extreme, but a new plan to fit suspected terrorists with electronic monitoring devices might just be the wildest idea being considered. …

Sources: Telegraph, RT

Photo: Christoph Scholz [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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The ‘Real News’ on Berlin Christmas Market Truck Museum Plans

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Several headlines have gone out over a proposed plan to place the truck used in the December 19 attack at the Berlin Christmas Market on display at the House of History museum in Bonn, and to no surprise the news has left many feeling a bit stunned at the idea of …

Sources: RT, Tagesspiegel [1] [2]

Photos: quapan [Flickr]andiweiland [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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How Did The Berlin Christmas Market Killer Fly Under the Radar?

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

The immediate reaction after a killer, who allegedly pledged allegiance to the rapidly growing Islamic State (IS) terrorist group, plowed a stolen truck into the crowds of Berlin’s Christmas Market on last week, was to blame the refugee crisis plaguing Germany for over a year, and naturally German Chancellor Angela Merkel. While …

Sources: The Washington Post, DW

Photo: Kunstee [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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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

Photo: Johnny Silvercloud [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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Berlin Christmas Market Massacre — What We Know

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

It was no secret that Germany’s popular Christmas markets were seen as a potential attack point for terrorism this year, but despite the warnings and increased security measures, at least 12 people were killed and dozens injured when a truck went charging through the crowds in Berlin on Monday evening. …

Sources: AP, Daily Mail, News.com.au, Independent, ITV, The Washington TimesNYTimes

Photos: Sergey Galyonkin [Flickr]Andreas Trojak [Flickr]NYTimes/Google

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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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Secure America Now Depicts Germany As Islamic State in Latest Fear-Mongering Video

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

In a followup to their controversial video depicting France as an Islamic State, the grassroot Secure America Now group, which claims to be a non-party political campaign group dedicated to bringing critical issues to the forefront of debate, has targeted Germany as their latest victim. Much like the earlier video …

Sources: Secure America Now, Express

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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Early Signs Show Terrorism Threat May Be Weakening Oktoberfest Turnout

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Germany’s most famous party, Oktoberfest, will be kicking off in Munich this Saturday, September 19, and while the event is expected to draw crowds in the millions, recent terror threats appear to be having a significant impact on the 17-day festival, despite previously announced security measures. The German Hotel and …

Sources: Express

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 Getting Ready To Institute Doomsday Stockpiling of Food and Water?

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

According to a report published in Sunday’s Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, the German government appears to be preparing to issue a new order that would require all German households to have a stockpile of food and water to last up to ten days should a doomsday attack hit the country. It …

Sources: Reuters

Photo: DVIDSHUB [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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