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EU parliament demands right to safe abortion

EU lawmakers passed a resolution on Thursday demanding the right to legal and safe abortions. The non-binding resolution passed by 378 to 255 votes, noting that women had too many constraints when it came to sexual and reproductive health and rights. The vote came after British-overseas territory Gibraltar decided to ease its tough anti-abortion laws, even as Poland recently tightened its draconian regime, prompting protests.

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EU to announce new mandatory rules on child sexual content

The European Commission is set to propose new legislation requiring companies to detect, report and remove child sexual abuse content. The rules come amid other moves by the EU's police agency Europol to develop AI targeting encryption.

WHO warns mandatory vaccination 'absolute last resort'

Mandatory vaccination has become a hot topic in the EU, but the European branch of the World Health Organization has warned that it should be "an absolute last resort". Children, meanwhile, account for the highest infection-rates across the continent.

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