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?
A deadly rocket attack on the eastern Ukrainian city of Mariupol has been met with widespread international condemnation. This has led to renewed calls for Moscow to stop supporting the pro-Russia separatists.
The European leaders demanding that governments be allowed to access encrypted communications have learnt nothing from the terrorist attacks in Paris, writes DW's Michael Münz.
The German Protestant church's top jurist says Germany should remove blasphemy from its penal code. The post-attack edition of Paris' Charlie Hebdo magazine has reached 7 million despite Muslim protest worldwide.
It seems North Korea won't need to wreak "merciless punishment" on Berlin's film scene, after all. Pyongyang had thought, mistakenly, that "The Interview" would be screened at Germany's annual Berlinale film festival.