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Report: Germany keen to ban UK tourists from EU

Germany is pushing fellow EU states to designate the UK as a "country of concern" due to the spread of the so-called Delta variant of coronavirus, recommending British tourists be banned from the mainland even if they have been vaccinated, The Times reports. But Cyprus, Greece, Malta, Portugal, and Spain are against the move, which is due to be discussed in the EU Council on Monday, the British newspaper added.

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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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