French ground forces are heading to northern Mali to fight Islamist rebels. A West African regional force is expected to join the conflict in the coming days, with logistical help from Germany.
Chancellor Angela Merkel's party deputy has called for stricter adherence to freedom of opinion with regard to PEGIDA and some of its far-right slogans. But she rejected implications she was defending the Hitler salute.
President Francois Hollande has urged France's Jewish community to remain, saying "your place is here." His remarks seem to rebuff Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu's call to leave because of anti-Semitic attacks.
Some 200 Danes wielding torches and placards marched in Denmark's first anti-Islam PEGIDA rally amid concerns the country could be targeted by Islamic extremists. Malcolm Brabant reports from Copenhagen.
German police have arrested two people in Berlin following raids on numerous properties linked to radical Islamic Salafists. The searches began shortly after Belgium police killed two men in a similar police operation.
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