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.
Finnish Prime Minister Alexander Stubb has reportedly conceded defeat after preliminary results showed the opposition Centre Party well in the lead. Political newcomer Juha Sipila (pictured) is his likely successor.
Yet another fishing boat, this time carrying up to 700 migrants, capsized off the coast of Libya this weekend. It's high time for the EU to act, writes DW's Johannes Beck.
Results of advance voting in Finnish elections show the opposition Centre Party strongly in the lead. The party has also been clearly ahead in pre-elections surveys.
Making a movie is a group project. That's why filmmaker Wim Wenders appreciates the solitude of photography, he tells DW. His works are now on show at Dusseldorf's Kunstpalast.