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.
Deadly fighting has broken out in the pro-Russian rebel-held city of Donetsk. It is the first serious violence since lawmakers in Kyiv voted to allow self-rule in Ukraine's restive east as part of a broader peace plan.
The German federal cabinet has moved to bolster regulations on possession and dissemination of explicit material depicting minors. The measures come after the Edathy Affair triggered a debate about child pornography.
Up to nine Germans have carried out suicide bombings for the "Islamic State" terror group this year, a German research team reports. Berlin is weighing its response amid fears that the number could continue to grow.
John F. Kennedy called himself one, but what really makes a Berliner? DW's Stuart Braun drifts into a protest march in his adopted city and discovers that, here, outsiders can be insiders.