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.
Greece has unveiled a draft budget for 2016 that sticks to the savings targets Athens agreed upon with its international creditors back in August. The country's economy isn't expected to return to growth until 2017.
German carmaker Volkswagen has said the overwhelming majority of its roughly 11 million cars with built-in defeat devices were sold across Europe. The company again apologized for the "wrongdoing of individuals."
Two Air France mangers whose shirts were ripped off by activists have scaled a fence and fled under police protection after protesters stormed the airline's HQ. The demonstration was against proposed layoffs.