The Crimea referendum could escalate tensions between Russia and Ukraine. For Ukrainian journalist, Yuri Durkot, the pensinsula's status will be unclear for a long time and the situation will remain highly explosive.
Serbia’s ruling Progressive Party has managed a landslide win in a snap parliamentary election. Deputy Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic now appears to have a strong enough mandate to dissolve his coalition.
The organizers of the Crimean referendum are pleased with the high voter turnout. It is seen as a beginning of the peninsula's unification with Russia. Many voters in the capital Simferopol voted in favor of secession.
The famous pianist has long since abandoned 70s jazz fusion. Today he likes to experiment with rhythms and Arabic scales. This week marks the 70th birthday of Germany's most significant jazz pianist.