Would-be 'mystic mercenaries' go on trial in Germany

Two former German soldiers went on trial on Thursday for trying to form a paramilitary group to fight in Yemen’s civil war after being inspired by a psychic.

Achim Allweyer, 52, and Arend-Adolf Graess, 60, attempted to set up a “terrorist organisation” after receiving “messages from a fortune teller that they understood as binding instructions for action”, according to prosecutors.