Members of the Berlin Symphonic Orchestra bid farewell to their fans with a last concert on Sunday after orchestra officials failed to secure 80,000 euros ($103,000) in emergency funding for the bankrupt organization. Orchestra leaders had tried to find private sponsors after Berlin's city government cut three million euros in subsidies last year. The ensemble's disbandment is the latest in a long list of German orchestras that have disappeared due to lacking funds.
Ukraine has halted its mission to recapture buildings in towns held by Russian separatists for Easter. Though the holiday has brought an uneasy truce, tensions remain high.
Pro-Russian activists in eastern Ukraine are refusing to accept an international deal struck in Geneva on Thursday. Instead, they've placed new demands on the government in Kyiv. The city of Donetsk remains on edge.
Borussia Dortmund have hammered 10-man Mainz 4-2 to keep a firm grasp on the Bundesliga's second-place position. League-winners Bayern Munich had to work much harder for their win over last-placed Eintracht Braunschweig.