Sex assaults were reported in European countries on New Year's Eve. Hundreds of women in Cologne were reportedly robbed, threatened and sexually assaulted by small groups of aggressive men, allegedly mostly of Arab and North African origin. Several similar incidents were reported on the same day in Frankfurt, Dusseldorf and Berlin.
Same attacks were also reported in Finland, Belgium, Austria, Denmark and Sweden.
Europe is struggling to find a solution to the large refugee crisis, with hundreds of thousands of refugees fleeing conflict-torn countries in the Middle East and North Africa in search of safety and refuge in Europe. The EU border agency Frontex detected over 1.55 million illegal border crossings in 2015.
The rise of radical Islamism throughout Europe has left no exceptions. Notoriously tolerant Sweden has found itself on the receiving end of multiculturalism, with religious extremism steadily gaining ground. Recently, a small town in southern Sweden was shocked by extremist stickers advocating violence toward non-Muslim women.
Swedish summers are a traditional period of open air festivities, but they have been tarnished by a wave of sexual attacks. Apart from verbal condemnation, the attacks have spurred festival organizers to establish women-only zones, a curious step for a nation known as a champion of gender equality.
In Sweden, summer is the season for traditional open-air festivals, which gather large crowds. This year, the period of festivities has been marred by a never-ending sequence of incidents involving the abuse of women, which the police have been unable to stop.
German police have received 18 complaints on sexual assaults and inappropriate behavior toward women that took place during the Schlossgrabenfest outdoor music festival in Darmstadt, the Spiegel magazine said Tuesday.
Refugee children and other immigrant groups were responsible for at least 80 percent of the sexual molestation cases reported in Swedish swimming pools and bathhouses last year, says a recent police report, which at the same time blamed Nordic "alcohol culture" for the spike in sexual abuse.
With sexual harassment and rape on the rise in Denmark, women and even very young girls are increasingly signing up for self-defense courses for fear of their own safety.
Mass sex attacks like the ones that happened in the German city of Cologne could take place in the United Kingdom if it does not leave the European Union, warns Nigel Farage, the leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP).
Angela Merkel's cabinet has approved a draft bill toughening legislature on sexual abuse crimes on Wednesday, over 2 months after mass attacks against women in the German city of Cologne, local media reported.
Mainstream media coverage of the notorious Cologne sex attacks has enraged many Germans, marking a turning point for an increasing dissatisfaction in the work of journalists across the country and a loss of faith in mainstream news outlets.
The European Commission (EC) believes there was no link between sexual assaults in German's Cologne and the ongoing refugee crisis, UK media reported Saturday.
A refugee center employee in Hamburg, Germany spoke to German newspaper Die Welt telling about her experience of working at the center and how her one time passion to help refugees has been destroyed because of their ungrateful behavior.
Moscow hopes that justice will prevail in the investigation into the case of a 13-year-old Russian-speaking girl, who was allegedly raped in Berlin by several men believed to be immigrants, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Tuesday.
About 700 people protested near the office of German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin against acts of violence committed by migrants, a local police spokeswoman told RIA Novosti Saturday.
Cologne sex attacks have turned traditional Germany upside down: women are no longer interested in cosmetics, they prefer firearms.
The Russian Embassy in Germany is verifying the information about the alleged disappearance and rape of a 13-year-old Russian girl in Berlin by several immigrants, although the child’s family has not asked the diplomatic mission for consular assistance so far, the embassy’s press secretary said Thursday.
First suspect linked to a chain of sexual assaults committed in the German city of Cologne was arrested by local law enforcement, the Cologne public prosecutor said Monday.
Thousands have gathered in the German city of Stuttgart in a surprising move to support asylum-seekers and protest against racism and violence following initiatives launched by two groups, Tunisian Youth and the German-Turkish Association in Cologne, to apologize for the deviant sexual attacks on young German women on New Year's Eve.
The New Years' Eve assaults and robberies by refugees in Cologne have boosted the chances of Britain leaving the EU, as public opinion hardens against its open borders policy which has led to the free movement of terrorism.
A group of 400 men took to the streets of Amsterdam wearing miniskirts to show support for women' rights following a series of mass sex attacks on Cologne and other European cities that took place on New Year's Eve.
Three Syrian teenagers have been arrested by Belgian police after they sexually harassed women on a local commuter train, a Belgian newspaper wrote on Friday.