Reaching out to John Paul II
Millions of pilgrims and world leaders are descending on Rome to pay their last respects to the late pope.
While his papacy was not without controversy, cardinals have praised him as "John Paul the Great" and there is already talk of his beatification, the first step towards sainthood.
While Vatican officials prepare to bury the last pontiff, the search for the new one is getting started: Cardinals will meet on April 18 to begin the election process.
Read about John Paul II's passing and the Catholic Church's future in this DW-WORLD dossier.
Roman Goncharenko, of DW's Russian service, says the operation underway in eastern Ukraine is imperative for Kyiv.
With the fate of Malaysia Air Flight 370 still unclear, DW takes a looks back at a similar story. What happens when a plane simply disappears?
The Ukrainian government cannot accept armed troops on its territory and Russian meddling in its affairs. But Kyiv has to act carefully and push for dialogue, says DW's Bernd Johann.
It's one of Berlin's secret gems. They've been racing horses at Hoppegarten for 150 years, so the circuit is a monument to history - as well as a fine picnic spot. DW's Jefferson Chase tried his luck at the track.