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France delays easing restrictions amid fears of fourth wave

France decided to delay the unwinding of Covid-19 restrictions in a southwestern region of the country, while the government's leading scientific adviser said a fourth wave of the virus was likely due to the emergence of the 'Delta variant', Reuters reports. The Covid-19 Delta variant, first found in India, is more transmissible than other forms of the virus, experts say, and has led some countries to reimpose travel restrictions.

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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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