French President Francois Hollande said the attacks in Paris that killed 128 people were organised from abroad by 'Islamic State' with internal help. 'IS' released an undated video on Saturday urging Muslims to attack France.
Spanish police have foiled a bomb and car attack just hours after a deadly van rampage left 13 people dead in Barcelona. Five suspected attackers were killed during the second incident in a Catalan coastal town.
In Catalan, Spanish and English, responses flooded social networks in the aftermath of the Catalan attacks. Voices from music, arts, and culture expressed condolences and sympathy, often through touching images.
While terrorists continue their attacks in various European cities, ordinary people appear less and less fazed by the terror threat. Societies now have the chance to build up resilience to danger, experts told DW.
France has been hit by a suspected terror attack days before a presidential election in which security is a top issue. Officials had feared another bloody attack ahead of Sunday's vote.
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