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.
Diplomatic efforts are continuing in an attempt to end the bloodshed in eastern Ukraine. A quick breakthrough is not expected, with both sides blaming each other for the deadly shelling of Mariupol over the weekend.
The leader of Greece's far-left Syriza party has pledged to negotiate a better deal with its international creditors. It still remains unclear if the party has won enough seats in parliament to govern on its own.
Greece's outgoing prime minister has conceded defeat to the left-wing Syriza party. Syriza's Alexis Tsipras has vowed to renegotiate the country's international bailout, calling for an end to "austerity and humiliation."
It seems North Korea won't need to wreak "merciless punishment" on Berlin's film scene, after all. Pyongyang had thought, mistakenly, that "The Interview" would be screened at Germany's annual Berlinale film festival.