Tensions in Cologne are still running high after hundreds of women reported they were sexually assaulted and robbed on New Year's Eve. With carnival kicking off this week, organizers are mounting a campaign aimed at newly arrived migrants.
Is a library only a storehouse of books for visitors to borrow and read? Not for Cologne. The city library's mission is to facilitate networks of knowledge and information between residents and newcomers - the refugees.
The small town of Rheinberg has said it will cancel the annual Carnival parade in light of concerns about migrants. The mass sexual assaults in Cologne have raised fears about another such incident in the future.
Authorities in Berlin have issued arrest warrants for seven suspects after reported sexual assaults during the city's Carnival of Cultures weekend. Eight women reported that they were molested during the event.
Two parade float organizers are being probed by authorities for allegedly inciting hatred against refugees. One included the words "the plague is coming," referencing the refugee crisis.
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