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UN court sentences Milošević aides to 12 years for war crimes

A UN court in the Hague convicted two former allies of late Serbian president Slobodan Milošević of war crimes for their role in financing and equipping Serb militias during the break-up of the former Yugoslavia, Reuters reports. Judges handed the former head of Serbia's state security service, Jovica Stanisic, and his subordinate Franko "Frenki" Simatovic 12 year sentences for aiding and abetting crimes committed in a Bosnian town in 1992.

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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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