Merkel Condemns `Repugnant' Public Assault on Women Revelers

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel condemned a “repugnant” series of sexual assaults on women by groups of young men during New Year’s Eve celebrations in Cologne and said the perpetrators will face a tough response.

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