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Bulgaria locked in election déjà vu

Sunday's elections in Bulgaria ended with another inconclusive result, with the centre-right Gerb party of former prime minister Boyko Borissov and the anti-establishment There Is Such a People party both on some 23 percent, according to exit polls. The snap vote was called after failed coalition talks in April, with the Socialists coming in third (13 percent) and the anti-corruption Democratic Bulgaria party fourth (12.8 percent).

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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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