German federal prosecutors called on Wednesday for a self-confessed cannibal to be sentenced to a life jail term as an appeal against his original verdict began. Armin Meiwes, 43, was sentenced to eight and a half years in jail in January last year after being found guilty of manslaughter in a trial that fascinated and appalled Germany. The trial judges rejected prosecution calls for a murder conviction, which would have carried a life term of 15 years. Germany's highest judicial court is now to decide whether his sentence should be upgraded or whether there should be a retrial.
The former Romanian finance minister has been questioned over 101 paintings in his possession amid a corruption probe. They include three works signed by Spanish artist Pablo Picasso.
Russia's soccer federation has said it has launched a protest with UEFA over a decision to continue a Euro 2016 qualifier after its goalkeeper was hit by a flare. The game was later abandoned after more crowd trouble.
The disbelief is still too overwhelming, the grief and pain almost suffocating. The relatives of the Germanwings crash victims will receive compensation - but it may not be a lot, and it will depend on many factors.