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Pope says tech, globalization endanger youth individuality

Reuters World News - 15 hours 53 min ago
Pope Francis warned on Friday that technology and globalization were homogenizing young people around the world to the point where their uniqueness and cultural individuality were becoming endangered species.
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Few protesters left on trashed HK campus as siege nears end

Reuters World News - 16 hours 1 min ago
At least eight protesters who had been holding out at a trashed Hong Kong university surrendered on Friday, while others searched for escape routes past riot police who surrounded the campus but said there was no deadline for ending the standoff.
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South Korea suspends move to end intelligence pact with Japan

Reuters World News - 16 hours 3 min ago
South Korea suspended a decision to end an intelligence-sharing pact with Japan on Friday, just hours before it was due to go into effect, providing the first signs of compromise after several months of feuding over trade and historical grievances.
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Hong Kong's clouds of tear gas spark health panic

Reuters World News - 16 hours 11 min ago
Hong Kong residents have become distracted this week by fears of dioxin poisoning, as worry grows about the effects of about 10,000 rounds of tear gas fired across the financial hub over more than five months of anti-government protests.
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London's Canary Wharf underground station reopens after dust incident

Reuters World News - 16 hours 19 min ago
London's Canary Wharf underground station reopened on Friday after an incident involving a faulty fan left dust on the platform, the city's transport operator said.
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Japan foreign minister says he plans to meet South Korean counterpart at G20

Reuters World News - 16 hours 24 min ago
Japan's foreign minister plans to meet his South Korean counterpart during the Group of 20 meetings in the central city of Nagoya, he said on Friday, after Seoul decided not to end an intelligence-sharing pact with Japan.
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Japan's Abe says South Korea made strategic choice in keeping intelligence-sharing pact

Reuters World News - 16 hours 29 min ago
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday said South Korea made a strategic choice in deciding to stick with an intelligence-sharing pact with Japan that it had earlier said it would withdraw from amid a spat over history and trade.
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German ambassador says Turkey should explain charges against arrested lawyer

Reuters World News - 16 hours 44 min ago
Germany's ambassador to Turkey said the arrest of a Turkish lawyer hired by the German embassy is "incomprehensible" and he is pressing Ankara to clarify the charges, according to a statement seen by Reuters.
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Iraq's Sistani says electoral reforms only way to resolve crisis: representative

Reuters World News - 16 hours 47 min ago
Iraq's top Shi'ite Muslim cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani on Friday called on politicians to hurry up in reforming electoral laws and said the changes would be the only way to resolve weeks of deadly unrest.
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Hungary's ruling Fidesz could quit European conservative bloc: Orban

Reuters World News - 17 hours 44 sec ago
Hungary’s ruling Fidesz party may leave the European Union's umbrella centre-right bloc after receiving mixed signals about its intentions following Fidesz's suspension from the group, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Friday.
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UAE in weapons making push as allies restrict sales

Reuters World News - 17 hours 27 min ago
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is making a push to develop high-tech military hardware that would give it control over critical defense capabilities and lessen reliance on imports.
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South Korea suspends notice to Japan on ending intelligence pact: report

Reuters World News - 17 hours 29 min ago
South Korea has suspended the effectiveness of its notice given to Japan on terminating an intelligence sharing agreement, Yonhap news reported on Friday quoting an unnamed key ruling party official.
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Kazakhstan to host Syria talks on December 10-11

Reuters World News - 17 hours 55 min ago
Kazakhstan will host a fresh round of Syria peace talks sponsored by Russia, Turkey and Iran on December 10-11, Kazakh foreign minister Mukhtar Tleuberdi told reporters on Friday.
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Hong Kong holds its breath ahead of polls amid lull in violence

Reuters World News - 17 hours 59 min ago
Hong Kong is holding its breath ahead of elections on Sunday, which carry added significance after brutal attacks on candidates and months of unrest by protesters seeking the freedom to choose their own leader.
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South Korea tells Japan it will reverse decision to end intel-sharing pact: NHK

Reuters World News - 18 hours 4 min ago
South Korea on Friday told the Japanese government it will continue to share real-time intelligence on North Korea, reversing an earlier decision to end a cooperation pact amid a spat over trade and history, Japanese public broadcaster NHK reported.
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Security forces reopen entrance to Iraq's key Umm Qasr port

Reuters World News - 18 hours 7 min ago
Security forces reopened the entrance to Iraq's main Gulf port of Umm Qasr on Friday after forcibly dispersing protesters who had been blocking it since Monday, port officials told Reuters.
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U.S. voices concern over China's attempts to sway Taiwan election

Reuters World News - 18 hours 11 min ago
The United States is concerned about China's attempts to influence Taiwan's presidential and parliamentary elections, the top U.S. official in Taiwan said on Friday, as China stepped up pressure on the self-ruled island ahead of the vote in January.
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Senior China diplomat urges U.S. to meet China halfway, improve relations

Reuters World News - 18 hours 29 min ago
Senior Chinese diplomat Wang Yi said on Friday the United States should meet China halfway and promote a healthy and stable development of bilateral relations, as the countries continue to clash on multiple fronts including trade and South China Sea.
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China makes representation to U.S. over ships in South China Sea

Reuters World News - 18 hours 45 min ago
China lodged stern representations with the United States after U.S. navy ships sailed in the South China Sea near islands claimed by Beijing, foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told a daily briefing on Friday.
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British PM Johnson's party manifesto will be out by next week: deputy minister

Reuters World News - 18 hours 54 min ago
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party election manifesto will be released by next week, deputy finance minister Rishi Sunak said.
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