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UN calls for major farm subsidy reform to tackle climate

A UN report on Tuesday revealed that the majority of the nearly €467bn annual global subsidies given to farmers are "harmful" for the climate and health, the Guardian reported. Livestock and food production, the biggest sources of emissions, receive most state funding, it found, calling for a reform to tackle the impact of agriculture in climate change. Farm subsidies represent 15 percent of total agricultural production value.

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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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