Moazzam Begg to be released on Wednesday after seven terrorism charges related to Syria are dropped at pre-trial review.
City of Essen offers small cash sum and bottles of beer to aid alcoholics who are "socially isolated and stigmatised".
Bloc says ceasefire deal in east Ukraine still not in full effect, but acknowledges improvement in situation.
Move comes after Spain's top court suspends the vote due to Madrid's appeals to declare it illegal.
World Wildlife Fund blames human threats to nature for decline, particularly in tropical regions such as Latin America.
International Organisation for Migration says figure is twice the yearly average and worst since beginning of century.
Prosecutors accuse 46 men of belonging to a "terrorist group" and indoctrinating young men to join war in Syria.
At least nine soldiers killed after shell hit their armoured personnel carrier in rebel-held stronghold of Donetsk.
National Front claims two seats in France's upper house of parliament as Socialists lose majority to centre-right UMP.
The walkout, costing the airline $25m a day, started over contracts offered to pilots joining low-cost unit.
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