Hertha Berlin's Marvin Plattenhardt said on Sunday he would take legal action against Germany's right-wing populist party Alternative for Germany (AfD) for posting a picture on Twitter of him alongside one of their politicans.
An Italian restaurateur facing a murder charge for shooting dead a burglar was back behind the stoves on Sunday, cooking for a full house as locals rallied round over his "self-defence" killing.
German police were searching Sunday for possible contacts of an Isis fighter believed to be behind a terror plot against a major shopping mall.
Danish Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen on Sunday called on his Turkish counterpart Binali Yildirim to delay a planned March visit because of "tensions" between Ankara and the Netherlands.
Some 800 flag-waving Turks gathered in the eastern French city of Metz for the address by Mevlut Cavusoglu.
Conservative French presidential hopeful Francois Fillon, already dogged by a fake jobs scandal, faced new scrutiny on Sunday over a mystery benefactor reportedly paying for his bespoke suits.
An Italian who doused a homeless man in petrol and set him alight as he slept has confessed to the killing, telling police he acted out of jealousy.
German police said on Sunday they had released one of two men held over a terror attack threat that led authorities to shut down a major shopping mall in the central city of Essen.
UPDATED: Italy's government vowed on Sunday to defend far-right Northern League leader Matteo Salvini's right to free speech after violent clashes marred his first rally in Naples, proud capital of the country's poor south.
Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu is expected in France on Sunday, French authorities said, as tensions rise over rallies abroad to help Ankara gain backing for a key vote.
Italy has produced its share of elite sports people in the past but no-one quite like Leonardo Fioravanti, aged 19 and one of surfing's most exciting talents.
The latest stoppage comes just two days after a walk-out on Friday grounded more than 650 flights.
A Turkish minister was expelled from The Netherlands and escorted back to Germany by Dutch police after being prevented from addressing a Rotterdam rally, the city's mayor said early on Sunday.
While former US president Barack Obama had labelled Angela Merkel his "closest international partner", there has been little known contact between the German leader and Trump since he took office.
Carlos the Jackal, the perpetrator of headline-grabbing attacks in the 1970s and early 1980s, goes on trial in France on Monday for the deadly bombing of a Paris shop more than 40 years ago.