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.
France has appeared to contradict Russia over the compensation deal for the non-delivery of two Mistral helicopter-carrying warships. The deal has been on ice since last year.
How are Greeks dealing with the country's new value-added tax? Where are they cutting corners? As Marinathi Milona reports from Thessaloniki, many Greeks feel the increase is the right plan at the wrong time.
Britain is to send more fences, resources and sniffer dog teams to stop migrants from gaining access to the Channel Tunnel in France. UK PM David Cameron has warned that the migrant crisis will last through the summer.
There are lots of open air parties and cultural events going on here in Germany during the summer months. Here are three highlights for the week-end.