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.
Top seed Serena Williams outplayed fellow American Madison Keys to advance to her sixth Australian Open final with a 7-6, 6-2 win in Melbourne. Williams plays Russian Maria Sharapova in Saturday's decider.
Five board members of PEGIDA have stepped down following the controversy over founder Lutz Bachmann's Hitler impersonation. After weeks of demonstrations, is the anti-Islamization movement about to run out of steam?
Lawmakers are set to begin voting Thursday for Italy's new president. The prime minister reached across a political divide to Silvio Berlusconi for help in getting a candidate approved. Megan Williams reports from Rome.