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After crisis, Greek youth divided about EU

Atenas - As she ponders her future abroad, Greek university graduate Alexandra is unsure she wants to vote on May 26 for an EU structure she holds responsible for ravaging her country after its debt crisis.

A quarter-century later, Rwanda's genocide weighs heavily on its youth

Kigali - Every April 7, Rwanda recalls the hundreds of thousands of people who perished in the 1994 genocide -- an occasion that for many survivors triggers terrifying memories.

Pope warns against hate-fomenting 'fake news'

Vatican City - Internet-based "fake news" is fomenting prejudice and hatred, Pope Francis said on Tuesday, warning our culture "has lost its sense of truth and bends the facts to suit particular interests".

'Generation Nazarbayev' jokes, hopes after Kazakh leader resigns

Almaty - People under 30 in Kazakhstan have only known one leader -- Nursultan Nazarbayev, who announced his resignation this week after shepherding the country from the Soviet era.

Resist, forgive, submit? Afghan youth on hopes for peace

Kabul - Sitting in his male beauty shop, 25-year-old Zabihullah longs for peace in Afghanistan -- but not one that would see religious police beating people in the streets for their hairstyles or outfits.

Young and restless: Albanian youth see a future elsewhere

Tirana - After emerging from his hiding place inside a truck packed with children's toys at a British port, Alban Tufa saw the police and realised his attempt to slip into the country had failed.

Young Moldovans fight corruption as election nears

Chisinau - For Andrei Trupceac, the breaking point came when courts in his native Moldova overturned the results of a local election that had been won by an opposition candidate.

Facing cronyism and no work, young Haitians protest or flee

Port-au-prince - Whether using social media to fight corruption or marching in protests that have brought the country to a halt, the anger of Haiti's youth at their lack of prospects is boiling over in increasingly dramatic ways.

Pope to tackle dwindling vocations to priesthood at Panama meeting

Panama - Pope Francis will meet young student priests on Saturday on the fourth day of his visit to Panama for World Youth Day celebrations, a day after the clergy sex abuse scandal haunting his papacy returned to the spotlight.

'We exist' gays say in message to pope in Panama

Panama - A long and tender kiss between two women in downtown Panama on Friday was a quiet but symbolic message from the LGBT community to the visiting Pope Francis: "We exist!

Church sex abuse summit a bid for 'concrete change': Vatican

Panama - The Vatican said Friday that next month's meeting of Church leaders in Rome was a unique chance to tackle the "terrible plague" of child sex abuse by Catholic clergy.

Pope defends migrants, marginalized, at Panama meeting with young

Panama - Pope Francis railed Friday against the marginalization of convicts and others who society has deemed "sinners," and staunchly defended migrants as he joined hundreds of thousands of young Catholics in Panama.

Pope in Panama calls for rejection of 'all forms of corruption'

Panama - Pope Francis began his visit to Panama on Wednesday with a call to political leaders to reject "all forms of corruption" in a speech to the diplomatic community.

Pope in Panama blasts 'fears and suspicions' over migration

Panama - Pope Francis said in Panama Thursday that the Church must work to overcome the world's "fears and suspicions" of migration, and pledged his support for "all efforts" to avoid further suffering in crisis-torn Venezuela.

Bolivian youth orchestra plays for the future

- When Mariel Chura joined a youth orchestra at age 14, she did not even know what a viola was. Seven years later, she loves the instrument, which has offered her an escape from the hardships of everyday life in Bolivia's biggest coca-producing area.

Catholic Church fails to get on youth wavelength

Vatican City - Hailed as a chance for the Catholic Church to reconnect with today's young, a month-long meeting at the Vatican ended with a whimper Saturday as bishops from across continents fail to see eye to eye.

Catholic Church fails to get on youth wavelength

Vatican City - Hailed as a chance for the Catholic Church to reconnect with today's young, a month-long meeting at the Vatican has ended with a whimper as bishops from across continents fail to see eye to eye.

Sex: the elephant in the room at Vatican youth synod

Vatican City - "We mustn't be afraid of sexuality!" French prelate Emmanuel Gobillard urged the Vatican synod on the role of young people, trying to break down the enduring taboo in the 1.3 billion-member Church.

Advancing the participation of young women in tech

Toronto - A movement called #movethedial has been established, with the aim of advancing the participation and leadership of all women in tech. The organization is now accepting applications from youth (ages 14 – 24) with a passion for STEM subjects.

Film-maker talks about Greek youth documentary 'Freedom Besieged' Special

Award-winning Canadian-Greek film-maker Panayioti Yannitsos chatted with Digital Journal about his Greek youth documentary "Freedom Besieged."

Burger on wheels: Saudis try once 'lowly' jobs as economy bites

Apo - Dishing out burgers and fries slathered with melted cheese, "One Way Burger" is like any other trendy food truck in Riyadh. But it offers something rare -- the cook behind the sizzling hot grill is a Saudi.

Ukraine teens pen plays to bridge war divide

Kiev - A boy flees his war-scarred hometown, leaving his mother behind. A gay youth struggles for acceptance from his parents. A gang harasses a young black footballer.

Bane of Pakistani politicians: young voters with smartphones

Islamabad - The crowd of young Pakistanis, many armed with smartphones, surround the politician's car and begin streaming live footage of something extraordinary: angry voters asking their elected representatives what they have done for them lately.

2018 EDGY Conference to assist LGBTQ youth in Los Angeles

Los Angeles - On November 9, 2018, the EDGY Conference and its Garden Party fundraiser will be held in Los Angeles. This event benefits the LGBTQ youth.

Holiday or boot camp? French youth braces for national service

Paris - The army general in charge of bringing back national service in France said Thursday he would try to make it appealing for youngsters amid signs of resistance to a pet project of President Emmanuel Macron.

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.
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