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.
German household-scale battery maker Sonnenbatterie will soon enable buyers of its systems to trade energy with each other over the grid. It'll save clients money, and it's another step toward a clean energy future.
Having weathered a second-half storm, Gladbach sent Sevilla packing with three second-half goals. Lars Stindl led the way with a brace and an assist. Gladbach are now in pole position to take third spot in their group.
Germany's vehicle safety regulator KBA has accepted Volkswagen's proposed repairs for its emissions-cheating EA189 diesel engines in Europe, allowing the carmaker to apply an inexpensive refit to lower emissions.