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.
The Paris attacks brought changes: Germany has pledged "any form of support" to France in its fight against terrorism. Right now, it looks like the German military will deploy its Tornado reconnaissance jets.
Two suspects have been detained in Berlin following a tip-off that an attack on the city was being planned. The incident comes just days after the city senate voted to bulk up security in the capital.
A Facebook post intended for a handful of friends has resulted in worldwide attention for a Berlin woman and a Syrian refugee named Alex.
The terrorist attacks in Paris and the Sinai airplane crash affect everyone - tourism as well. Do vacationers feel insecure? Here's an appraisal.