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.
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.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has addressed the recent Paris attacks, describing the freedom of the press as one of society's greatest treasure. She also said that Islam belongs to Germany as much as Judaism.
Members of the government and Muslim groups were among the many gathered at the Brandenburg Gate to promote interfaith understanding on Tuesday. 'We are all Germany,' President Joachim Gauck declared in his speech.
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