Beate Zschaepe (left), the surviving member of the extreme-right National Socialist Underground (NSU), arriving in a   Munich court. Photograph Joerg Koch/Getty Images

After more than two years and 200 days of hearings, Germany’s most high-profile neo-Nazi trial is heading into uncertain waters and an even more uncer(...)

 Defendant Beate Zschäpe stands in court with her legal team on the opening day of the NSU neo-Nazi murder trial in Munich, Germany.  Photograph:  Joerg Koch/Getty Images

  With her arms folded, a smiling Beate Zschäpe strode quickly into a tightly guarded Munich courtroom yesterday to answer to murder an(...)

From left: Angelika Lex, Reinhard Schoen, Sebastian Scharmer and Stephan Lucas, lawyers and joint plaintiff for the relatives victims of the neo-Nazi group National Socialist Underground address a news conference in Munich yesterday. Photograph:  Reuters/Michael Dalder

If it wasn’t for a botched bank robbery it is unlikely that Beate Zschäpe would go on trial in a Munich court room this morning. On Novem(...)

The press gallery in the courtroom where the trial against suspected NSU member Beate Zschäpe will take place.  Turkey’s Sabah newspaper said it was going to the German constitutional court in Karlsruhe to demand a seat reservation. Photograph: Michael Dalder/Reuters

Turkey’s Sabah newspaper is to appeal to Germany’s highest court over its (...)

Bavarian finance minister Markus Soeder  and Arno Hamburger, head of the Nuremberg Jewish community attend the inauguration of a memorial to victims of the NSU murder series on March 21st in Nuremberg, Germany.  Some of the alleged perpetrators are due to go on trial in April. Photograph: Johannes Simon/Getty Images

Ahead of next month’s trial of a suspected neo-Nazi serial killer, German bureaucracy is breeding ill-will among the in(...)