Many commentators have remarked that the ongoing crisis in the eurozone is the worst the continent has faced since World War II. Others have made comparisons to the global financial crisis of the 1930s.
DW examines the background and long-term consequences of the ongoing threat to the European single currency. Will it survive? What will happen to its member countries?
German prosecutors have said the co-pilot of the downed Germanwings passenger plane had received treatment in the past for suicidal tendencies, before becoming a pilot.
Investigators searching through the wreckage of the crashed Germanwings plane in the French Alps have been forced to resume their search on foot as bad weather hampered helicopter flights.
The international war crimes court in The Hague has revoked the release order of Serbian ultra-nationalist Vojislav Sesejl. The suspect had been released late last year so that he could seek medical treatment at home.
The preliminary rounds for the "Wacken Metal Battle" are currently taking place in 30 countries. The winners will perform at the world's most important heavy metal festival. It's world music - of a different kind.