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 Bundesliga has come to a close until the end of January. Bayern Munich are runaway leaders, while there's intrigue elsewhere. We're asking DW readers: What are your top moments so far? Get in touch!
A disastrous first half of the season came to an end with a defeat at Werder Bremen. Now Jürgen Klopp has time to assess where Dortmund went wrong and how they can avoid the very real threat of relegation.
The Austrian singer-songwriter Udo Jürgens, whose songs enjoy immense popularity in the German-speaking world and beyond, has died aged 80. His career spanned more than fifty years.