Religious traditions remain a controversial subject in Europe, from Germany's circumcision court decision to the debate and banning of the burqa for Muslim women in France. In Switzerland, resistance to the contruction of minarets or places of Muslim worship has also increased.
Do these examples indicate that religious traditions in Europe are coming under increasing threat? DW takes a look at the issue.
Prosecutors say a French driver who injured a dozen people over the weekend purportedly in the name of Islam was "absolutely not" motivated by terrorism. The French president has urged citizens not to panic.
In the last few years, Turkey has been celebrating its booming economy. But recent numbers paint a more sober picture. Experts say the government has failed to implement reforms. Thomas Seifert reports from Istanbul.
Development Minister Gerd Müller told a newspaper of the government's plans to create a care facility for the victims of Islamic State violence. Germany has the highest number of aslyum seekers in Europe.
We may know him best as the devilishly handsome provocateur of films such as "Ocean's Eleven" but Brad Pitt may be about to receive a somewhat more salubrious title - the "Keeper of the German Language" for 2014.