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For young Iraqis, election offers little appeal

Baghdad - Mounes Fauzi was simply too busy doing nothing to go vote in the parliamentary elections being held across Iraq.

EU invites 15,000 teens to travel free in Europe

Apo - The European Union on Thursday launched a plan for thousands of 18-year-old Europeans to travel in the bloc for free this summer as part of efforts to promote the EU.

Young Italians vote with their feet ahead of election

Rome - In her bedroom in Naples, Imma Arco folds the last items of clothing into her suitcase and zips it shut.Like so many other young Italians, the 28-year-old is leaving the country, unable to find stable employment.

Kremlin, opposition vie for 'Generation Putin' youth vote

Sochi - Between classes at her university in southern Russia, 21-year-old Irina Papandopulo lists the qualities of President Vladimir Putin: "He's strong, he's diplomatic, he's close to the people, he plays sport, he has a healthy lifestyle, he looks good.

As Cyprus votes, apathy and economy trump unification for youth

Nicosia - As Cyprus gears up for a presidential election run-off, apathy appears on the rise among young people more concerned by economic problems than the decades-long quest to reunify the island.

Liberia's youth betting on Weah economic miracle

Monrovia - New President George Weah is nothing less than revered among Liberia's youth, who view his rise from the slums to stellar success in European football as proof he can also turn around their fragile economy.

Good Sports launches Equip-A-Kid to provide sports gear for youth

Good Sports has launched a virtual shopping experience, entitled "Equip-A-Kid," in an effort to provide new sports gear to underserved youth all over the country.

Once taboo, socialism finds comrades among US millennials

Washington - While working as an electrician Lee Carter received a literal shock, through one hand and across the chest, that jolted him into politics and turned him on to what was a dirty word in America for nearly a century: socialism.

The Obamas, Prince Harry encourage youth leaders at US summit

Chicago - Barack and Michelle Obama Tuesday launched a youth leadership summit with an accent on social service, with Britain's Prince Harry on hand.

Pope decries low birth rates in Europe

Vatican City - Pope Francis on Saturday decried low birth rates in Europe and urged more help for young people preparing their future path in society.

Russia hosts Soviet-style youth festival as Putin woos under-30s

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin is on Sunday expected to speak at a youth festival launched in the Soviet era, in his latest effort to appeal to young Russians ahead of the presidential election next year.

Catalan youths drive push for independence from Spain

Barcelona - Catalan youths, who have grown up during a time of surging support for independence, turned out in droves for a huge rally on Monday to demand their region break away from Spain.

Young people trust less, but still happy: study

New York - Young people's trust in key figures such as politicians and religious leaders has fallen sharply over the past five years but they remain largely happy, a global study said Thursday.

Canterbury: city of faith, students and Brexit anguish

Canterbury - Twelve months after British voters rejected the EU, university cities such as Canterbury are on the frontlines of a political realignment shaped in part by students' revulsion at Brexit.

Best foot forward: Hong Kong's military-style youth groups

Hong Kong - Gruelling foot drills and camouflage uniforms are part of life for some Hong Kongers as military-style youth groups become increasingly popular, despite the fact there is no army to join.

One in five children in developed world in relative poverty: UN

Paris - One in five children in rich countries lives in relative poverty, according to a UNICEF report published Thursday that put the US and New Zealand among the world's worst performers for youth well-being.

One in five children in developed world in relative poverty: UN

Paris - One in five children in rich countries lives in relative poverty, according to a UNICEF report published Thursday that put the US and New Zealand among the world's worst performers for youth well-being.

One in five children in developed world in relative poverty: UN

Paris - One in five children in rich countries lives in relative poverty, according to a UNICEF report published Thursday that put the US and New Zealand among the world's worst performers for youth well-being.

Police 'arrested at random': teen detained at Navalny rally

Moscow - Roman, 19, says he was just out on a walk down Moscow's central Tverskaya Street with friends when riot police grabbed him during an unauthorised rally in support of opposition leader Alexei Navalny.

Fuming over Brexit, youth help swing UK vote

London - A surge in youth turnout fuelled by last year's shock Brexit vote played a pivotal role in stripping British Prime Minister Theresa May of her parliamentary majority, observers said Friday.

Iraq radio show finds talent amid rubble of Mosul

Arbil - It's a radio talent contest with a mission: showcasing the skills of Mosul's youth after years of jihadist rule and a months-long battle for the city.

Russian students face lectures over anti-Putin views

Moscow - Russian student Sergei Chaikovsky was expecting an ordinary history lesson when he entered the classroom at his high school in Siberia.

South Korea's frustrated younger voters demand change

Seoul - Thirty years after South Korea became a democracy, voters born in the period go to the polls Tuesday frustrated over their prospects and demanding change as growth slows and job prospects fade.

Kremlin livid as generation born under Putin flocks to protests

Moscow - At the age of 16, Darya Moroz is too young to vote in Russia but she sneaked out to join the opposition protest in Moscow on Sunday -- without telling her parents.

Violent video games have no effect on antisocial behavior

Another study on video games and violence has been undertaken, this time looking at whether games with more violent content influence the ability of the gamer to be empathetic towards other individuals. The answer is: no impact.

Sex, love, libido: Helpline brings succour to Afghan youth

Kabul - "I cannot do it without Viagra," the anonymous Afghan caller whispered into the phone, wary of being overheard by his family.The voice on the other end of the line was soothing, professional and reassuring: "Dear brother, don't be embarrassed.

Sex, love, libido: Helpline brings succour to Afghan youth

Kabul - "I cannot do it without Viagra," the anonymous Afghan caller whispered into the phone, wary of being overheard by his family.The voice on the other end of the line was soothing, professional and reassuring: "Dear brother, don't be embarrassed.

Sex, love, libido: Helpline brings succour to Afghan youth

Kabul - "I cannot do it without Viagra," the anonymous Afghan caller whispered into the phone, wary of being overheard by his family.The voice on the other end of the line was soothing, professional and reassuring: "Dear brother, don't be embarrassed.

Generation X-Soviet: young Russians conflicted over past

Moscow - Just when Irina Chubkovets was coming into the world, the country her parents and grandparents had lived in was slipping out of it.

'The gallows are ready': Sierra Leone reconsiders death penalty

Freetown - For almost 20 years, Sierra Leone has avoided using the death penalty. But spurred by public outrage over ritual murders and gang violence, the government is moving once again to hang offenders.
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