In Rome, many young unemployed people are forced to live at home. Stephen Beard finds that their joblessness could be creating a rift between the generations and straining the fabric of Italian society.
Russian oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, who was jailed for a decade on grounds condemned as politically motivated, has applied for residency in Switzerland. He was freed in December, after German intervention.
The president of one of the world's top football clubs, Bayern Munich, has admitted to tax evasion on a larger scale than even the prosecution had claimed. He said he wanted to come clean - and avoid a prison sentence.
With a Crimea referendum less than a week away, DW asked athletes, coaches and visitors to Sochi for the Paralympic Games how they see the current crisis in Crimea.
The 28th edition of the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival is now underway, drawing tech, music and film innovators and fans from around the world to Texas. Edward Snowden and Neil Young are set to be event highlights.