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Merkel still pushing for EU-Putin summit

German chancellor Angela Merkel continued to push for an EU summit with Russian president Vladimir Putin on Monday, despite failing to get fellow EU leaders' support for it last week. "The relationship between Russia and the European Union is really not good at the moment, but even in the Cold War we talked to each other," she said in an online debate with French and German MPs Monday, AP reported.

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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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