carnival

Carnival float crashes in Rio, injures 20

A large float crashed into revellers at Rio de Janeiro's Carnival celebrations, injuring 20 people, eight of them so seriously that they had to be taken to hospital, the news portal O Globo reported on Monday.

Trump and the nuclear codes: Carnival again takes aim at politicians

US President Donald Trump, Brexit, Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and Germany's right-wing AfD party: Floats unveiled Tuesday for this year's Carnival parades in Cologne and Mainz once again turn to political satire to entertain revellers.

4,500 children gather in Rijeka for carnival procession

Some 4,500 children gathered in the northern Adriatic city of Rijeka on Saturday for a children's carnival parade, with parents and other spectators cheering on the procession consisting of more than 60 groups.

German police investigate anti-immigrant float in carnival parade

German police are investigating the appearance of a mock Nazi tank in a carnival parade marked with the words "Asylum Defence Force," for inciting hatred against migrants.

Police: Cologne carnival relatively peaceful, 35 sex assault charges

Cologne's annual street carnival has so far been relatively peaceful, police in the western German city said, despite having logged over 400 complaints by Sunday.

Carnival Charity Ball held in Rijeka

A Carnival Charity Ball was held in the northern Adriatic city of Rijeka on Saturday evening to raise funds for equipment for the sensory park of the local Centre for Autism.

Cologne police receive 224 complaints during first night of carnival

Police said on Friday they have so far received a total of 224 complaints from people attending Germany's annual carnival in the western city of Cologne, which was the focus of mass sexual attacks and robberies against women on New Year's Eve.

Venice carnival opens with traditional "flight of the angel"

A 19-year-old beauty contest winner swung off St Mark's Tower before thousands of onlookers, as the traditional "flight of the angel" spectacle marked Sunday the official start of the Venice carnival.

Cologne carnival steps up radio communication after attacks

The organizers of the Cologne carnival are stepping up their radio communication network for next month's parade following fears of violence after numerous attacks on women in the city on New Year's Eve, they announced on Friday.