Two days after the crash of a Germanwings plane in the French Alps, relatives and friends of the victims are visiting the crash site. News reports indicate one pilot was locked out of the cockpit during the crash.
The German Interior Ministry has banned a militant Islamist group known as Tauhid Germany. The ban came into effect as police searches and raids were carried out in four German states.
DW's Berlin columnists - all English-speakers who have lived in the German capital for many years - bring you an insider's perspective on cultural life in one of the world's most vibrant cities.