Cologne attacks

Germany on alert for eve of 2017 after year overshadowed by violence

With a recent terrorist attack in Berlin fresh in the minds of people throughout Germany, New Year's Eve celebrations across the country are taking place under intensified security measures.

Cologne lays out fresh New Year's security plan after mass assaults

Some 1,500 police officers will be deployed in Cologne on New Year's Eve and its central square will be fully fitted with surveillance cameras to avoid a repeat of last year's mass assaults against women, police chief Juergen Mathies said Monday.

Prosecutors: Nearly half of Cologne assault probes suspended

Nearly half of criminal investigations launched after assaults against women during New Year's Eve celebrations in the German city of Cologne have been suspended due to a lack of evidence or because the suspects cannot be found, prosecutors said Wednesday.

Austrian police detain nine men for rape of German woman at New Year

Police in Vienna have detained nine Iraqi men suspected of drugging and raping a 28-year-old German woman on New Year's Eve.

Court sentences two men for New Year's Eve sex assaults in Cologne

A 21-year old Iraqi man was sentenced to one year probation on Thursday, becoming the first culprit found guilty of sexual assault during mass attacks at New Year's Eve celebrations in the western German city of Cologne.

Two men in German police custody over Cologne sex assault allegations

German police have taken into custody two men suspected of sexually assaulting and stealing from women in connection with a crime spree during New Year's Eve celebrations in Cologne.

Asylum seeker first to be convicted in New Year's Eve Cologne attacks

The first person tried in connection with a series of thefts and sexual assaults in Cologne on New Year's Eve has been handed a fine and a six-month suspended sentence for theft, a court spokesman said.

Sexual assault complaints surge at Cologne's annual carnival

The number of reported sexual assaults surged on the first night of Cologne's traditional carnival celebrations, police in the western German city said on Friday.

Feminism, xenophobia collide in Germany in Cologne attacks' aftermath

Controversy has erupted among German feminists about how to respond to the Cologne sexual assaults, with previously strident feminists now standing accused of keeping quiet for fear of being tagged as xenophobic. All sides agree that society can't tolerate attacks on women, but there's still a large divide.

Cologne cops investigated for not stopping New Year's Eve assault

A group of Cologne police officers faces investigation for allegedly failing to perform their duty and protecting women who were assaulted by a large group of men in central Cologne on New Year's E

Three injured by mob amid growing tensions over Cologne attacks

Two Pakistanis and one Syrian man were attacked by groups of men in central Cologne, police said Monday, in an escalation of tensions prompted by a mass sexual assault that took place in the western German city on New Year's Eve.

Number of complaints filed in Cologne sex assaults now over 500

The number of cases reported to Cologne police following a night of mass sex assaults and thefts continued to rise sharply, with the latest official figures rising to 516 complaints from a previous 379.

Report: Minister says Cologne attacks must have been coordinated

German Justice Minister Heiko Maas believes that the attacks on women in Cologne on New Year's Eve were organized, according to comments in Sunday's edition of the Bild newspaper.

Number of complaints filed in Cologne assaults rises to 379

The number of women coming forward with assault allegations after a night of sex attacks and thefts in Cologne has risen to 379, a police statement says.