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# Cologne

This year
# Luetzerath
Activists bid to block access to German village cleared for coal mine expansion
Utility company RWE wants to extract the coal beneath Luetzerath, arguing that this is necessary to ensure energy security in Germany.
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# Cologne
Report finds hundreds of child sex abuse cases in German diocese
The long-awaited 800-page report on the Cologne diocese found 202 alleged perpetrators of sexual assault and 314 victims between 1975 and 2018.
# Cologne
E-scooter rider faces drunk driving charge after being caught at twice legal limit on German motorway
A blood test showed the man had a blood alcohol level of 1.3 promille.
# Cologne
Hostage-taker detained after commandos storm German rail station
A man who took a woman hostage has been subdued and detained, police say.
# bonooooo
Bono's got his voice back and U2 have returned to the road
He’s seen a doctor and he’s grand now.
# Cycling
Success continues for Sam Bennett as Irish rider records Rund um Köln win in Germany
The 27-year-old claimed his fourth win of the current UCI season following three stage wins at the Giro d’Italia.
# Berlin
Berlin New Year's festival sets up safe zone for women following 2015 sex assaults
Thousands of women reported being assaulted in Cologne in 2015.
# 60G's baby
Arsenal escape punishment as Cologne fined €60,000 for fan trouble
Uefa have fined the Bundesliga outfit and given them a suspended ban on selling away tickets.
# Crowd Trouble
Cologne issue statement criticising Arsenal security after both clubs charged by Uefa
“In our view, the security concept and communication seemed inadequate and the police force too small.”
# Trouble
Arrests made as Arsenal-Cologne kicks off despite crowd trouble
The news comes after over 20,000 German supporters descended on London.
# EasyJet
London-bound flight diverted over 'suspicious conversation'
Federal police evacuated the 151 passengers down emergency slides.
# Alternative for Germany
Leftist protesters clash with police as German anti-immigration party meets in Cologne
Around 50,000 demonstrators were expected to mobilise in the city.
# new year's eve
Cologne police deny racial profiling after sending tweet about 'screening Nafris'
Nafris is police slang for men from north African countries.
# Challenges
Almost one year after the Cologne attacks, Germany still struggles with refugee integration
1,200 complaints were made to police, 500 of which were for sexual assault, on New Year’s Eve in Cologne last year
# islamic state
The US State Department has issued a terror travel alert for Europe
It warned American citizens of credible information showing planned attacks by Isis and Al-Qa’ida this Christmas.
# first case
Algerian man found not guilty of Cologne New Year's Eve sex assault
The 26-year-old was accused of forming part of a mob who encircled and groped a woman.
# My name is Jonas
German international defender admits he'd consider Liverpool offer
The 25-year-old currently plays for Cologne in the Bundesliga and has won 10 caps for his country.
# rape trials
Germany wants to make it easier to convict rapists
The new laws would reduce the burden of proof on victims.
# Cologne
German police capture rapist who escaped during beer hall visit
He had bought a bike.
# interpret customs
'No means no': Norway sends migrants on anti-rape courses
“If a girl kisses me, I figure she wants to sleep with me”.
# Cologne
Hunt for convicted sex offender who escaped during day-release at beer hall
He slipped way while he and one of his guards were in the toilet.
# Germany
Asylum seekers banned from German swimming pool after sexual harassment reports
Authorities denied placing entire groups of people under suspicion, but said the measure was aimed at laying down clear ground rules.
# Cologne
Too far? Charlie Hebdo asks if drowned toddler Aylan Kurdi would've become a sex attacker
The magazine has published a cartoon in response to the sex assaults in Germany.
# Leipzig
More than 200 arrested after protesters smash cars at anti-refugee rally in Germany
The protesters were said to be smashing cars and breaking windows.
# Germany
Group of migrants attacked by 20-strong mob in Cologne
A group of Pakistanis and a Syrian were violently attacked late last night.
# immigration debate
Poll reveals fear of terrorism as Lucinda Creighton suggests refugee screening
The Renua leader Lucinda Creighton was speaking following the sex attacks in Cologne on New Year’s Eve.
# Germany
Tear gas and water cannon used to disperse far-right Pegida rally in Cologne
The rally comes as Angela Merkel backed rules to make deportations easier.
# Germany
Police say most Cologne mob suspects were asylum seekers
Police have confirmed receiving over 120 complaints of assaults, ranging from groping to two alleged rapes.
# Germany
Fear and anger grip Cologne after spate of New Year's Eve sexual attacks on women
The attacks are believed to have been coordinated.
# Cologne
'They were groping us and we were trying to get away' - Cologne sex attacks spark protests
German leaders have condemned the string of New Year’s Eve attacks.
# Cologne
Dozens of sexual assaults in German city on New Year's Eve
As many as 1,000 men are thought to have been involved
Tottenham's shaky defence has just been given a boost
A 22-year-old Austrian has signed a five-year contract.
# Bad Blood
Cologne pitch invaders wearing boiler suits clash with police and rival fans in Rhine derby
Amateur footage captures ugly scenes at yesterday’s Bundesliga match while Cologne have condemned the behaviour of those involved.
Cologne Cathedral plunged into darkness in protest over anti-Islam rallies
The move came as 18,000 people turned out an anti-immigrant demonstration.
# long way from home
How does a German master brewer wind up in the rolling hills of Wicklow?
Profile: By the end of the decade, it’s hoped around 500 people will be employed in Irish micro-breweries. Mathis Korme is the country’s latest brew-master…
# Oradour-sur-Glane
Court won't prosecute 89 year old over worst Nazi atrocity on French soil
There was not enough evidence to charge the man, a former member of the SS.
# lighting it up
Lowry and Hoey in the hunt at €330k BMW International Open
Martin Kaymer was expected to challenge but is seven shots back from Danny Willett and Rafa Cabrera-Bello.
# Mad cows
This $110 cologne will make you attractive to cows
Guaranteed to make them moo-n over you.
Germany v Ireland, World Cup qualifier
It was mission impossible for Kinger and the boys. Could they pull something out of the bag?
Keane remains the major doubt as King holds off on team announcement
The interim boss won’t name his starting line-up until he absolutely has to.