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 staggering death toll in the Meditarrean's latest migrant boat shipwreck has prompted calls for a new EU response. DW spoke to Save the Children's Sarah Tyler about the dire conditions migrants face.
Eight-time German champions Borussia Dortmund confirmed Thomas Tuchel as Jürgen Klopp' successor as of July. But is Tuchel, who has agreeded a three-year deal at Signal Iduna Park, up to reinvigorating the club?
Borussia Dortmund has named Thomas Tuchel as their new head coach. The former Mainz coach will succeed Jürgen Klopp at Signal Iduna Park next season on a three-year contract.