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German Officials: 18 Asylum Seekers Suspected in New Year's Attacks

Germany's interior ministry says 18 asylum-seekers were among the suspects in a spate of thefts and sexual assaults on women in Cologne on New Year's Eve. Ministry spokesman Tobias Plate told reporters Friday that police have identified by name 31 suspects believed to have taken part in the crimes. He said 18 of them have applied for asylum in Germany. Plate said of the 31 suspects questioned, there were nine Algerians, eight Moroccans, five Iranians, and four Syrians. Other...

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