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Turkey slams EU court ruling on headscarf ban

Turkey on Sunday criticised the ruling of the European Court of Justice (ECJ), stating that EU companies can forbid workers from wearing a headscarf under certain conditions, as a violation of religious freedoms, Reuters reported. "The decision, at a time when the Islamophobia, racism and hatred that have taken Europe hostage are rising, disregards religious freedom and creates a basis and legal cover for discrimination," the foreign ministry said.

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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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