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.
With results in from nearly all of Greece's polling stations, more than 61 percent of voters have said "no" to more austerity demands from international creditors. Eurozone leaders are planning an emergency summit.
Early results say the Greeks have voted against the conditions of any further bailout, raising possible issues with regard to Athens' future in the euro. A special eurozone summit on Greece has been called for Tuesday.
Top German golfer Martin Kaymer looks to be regaining his form ahead of the British Open. But he came up short against Austrian Bernd Wiesberger who claimed the French Open in nearly flawless fashion.