Parliament took up the topic after half a million people signed a petition calling for Trump to be excluded over his call for a temporary ban on Muslims entering the United States in the wake of extremist violence.
The halting Minsk process, meant to peaceably reunite Ukraine with its restive eastern regions, got a big boost in recent weeks with the assignment of two top Putin officials to key positions in the Russian team.
A Jewish leader suggested that men avoid wearing the skull cap after the stabbing of a Jewish teacher this week. Now French are again debating the boundaries of their country's sharp separation of church and state.
Mosques across France are opening up to the public for dialogue on Islamophobia and the differences between jihadism and Islam as the country marks one year since radical jihadis' deadly attack at a satirical newspaper and a Jewish supermarket.
"Serial offenders who repeatedly rob or repeatedly affront women must feel the full force of the law," German chancellor Angela Merkel said. Nearly two dozen asylum seekers were suspected of assaulting women in Cologne, Germany on New Year's Eve.
Two asylum seekers have been arrested and several others are suspected in connection with the recent attack on women in Cologne, further intensifying an already-heated debate over Germany’s welcoming of refugees into its borders.
At least some of those suspected of a rash of sexual assaults and robberies in Cologne on New Year's Eve are asylum seekers – leading some Germans to wonder whether their country has ignored uncomfortable aspects of immigration.
A year ago, the deadly attacks on the offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and a Jewish grocery were met with defiance from the French. But now, after the far worse attacks in November, the public is quieter.