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Germany toughens rape law after Cologne mob assaults
The German parliament passed a landmark "no means no" rape law Thursday, broadening the definition of sex crimes and making it easier to deport migrants and refugees who commit them. After years of anguished discussion on the need for tougher treatment of rape by the German criminal justice system, the new legislation finally came together following a spate of sexual assaults in crowds on New Year's Eve in the western city of Cologne. Deputies gave…
by AFP
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