It is the biggest trial on far-right extremism in Germany since World War II, centering on Beate Zschäpe and the National Socialist Underground (NSU) neo-Nazi group she allegedly co-founded. Authorities hold the group responsible for the murders of eight Turkish men, a Greek man and a policewoman. Aside from Zschäpe, another four defendants stand accused of having supported the right-wing terror cell.
The trial opened on Monday but was adjourned later in the day for a week after defense lawyers questioned the impartiality of the judges. Zschäpe's lawyers lodged the application after defense lawyers were searched for guns when entering the court while prosecutors were not.
Amnesty International has released a report detailing war crimes perpetrated by pro-Kyiv and pro-Russia forces. The report details summary killings, mock executions and torture on both sides of the conflict in Ukraine.
The business climate in Europe's largest economy cooled slightly in May, marking its first downturn in the past six months. Economists, however, expected a more severe dip in confidence amid weaker growth.
Japan has unveiled a massive spending plan to improve infrastructure in Asia. The plans came as China launches a new infrastructure lender aimed at curbing the financial clout of Tokyo and Washington in the region.