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.
US President Barack Obama has touched down in Estonia. He is holding talks with Baltic leaders as NATO prepares to bolster its military presence in Eastern Europe amid the Ukraine crisis.
A former top German military officer has accused NATO of grave mistakes with regard to Russia in the Ukraine crisis. It's high time the two sides talked, retired general Harald Kujat tells DW.
Calais mayor Natacha Bouchart has threatened to shut the French port unless Britain helps address the problem of immigrants arriving there to illegally cross the English Channel. Bouchard has demanded financial help.
It was a cultural catastrophe: 10 years ago, Weimar's Anna Amalia Library caught fire. Director Michael Knoche tells DW about rescuing books with his bare hands and why a valuable Copernicus work only recently turned up.