Sexual assaults challenge Germany’s welcoming attitude toward refugees

January 6, 2016 4:42 PM

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Sexual assaults challenge Germany’s welcoming attitude toward refugees

Dozens of sexual assaults and robberies were reported at the main station in the German city of Cologne on New Year's Eve. But the offenses didn't become public for nearly five days.

One of the country's main TV channels, ZDF, apologized for ignoring the assaults for so long. On Tuesday, German media outlets appeared as though they were trying to make up for their delayed response by extending newscasts and broadcasting special reports. But crucial questions remain: Who committe...

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