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Uber loses Dutch court battle over employee status

Uber drivers in the Netherlands are entitled to the same employment benefits as taxi drivers, a court in Amsterdam has ruled, AP reported. The court argued the legal relationship between Uber and its drivers "conforms to all the characteristics of an employment contract". The Dutch workers' organisation that brought the case called the decision a major victory for Uber drivers.

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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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