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8th Dec 2021

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Ankara renews East Mediterranean escalation

Turkey's energy ministry has filed a request for new licensing of explorations by the Turkish Petroleum Corporation (TPAO) in the Eastern Mediterranean, in particular in the area between southern Turkey and Turkish-occupied northern Cyprus. The area in question includes not only parts of the territorial waters of Turkey, but also a significant part of Cyprus' exclusive economic zone (EEZ) off the coast of the northern, occupied, part of the island.

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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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