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South Korea’s latest big export: Jobless college graduates

SEOUL (Reuters) - Cho Min-kyong boasts an engineering degree from one of South Korea’s top universities, a school design award and a near-perfect score in her English proficiency test. Jobseekers look at recruitment advertisements during the 2018 Japan Job Fair in Seoul, South Korea, November 7, 2018. Picture taken on November 7, 2018. REUTERS/Kim Hong-JiBut she had all but given up hope of finding a job when all her 10 applications, including one to Hyundai Motor Co, were rejected in 2016. Help came unexpectedly from neighboring Japan six months later: Cho got job offers from Nissan Motor Co and two other Japanese companies after a job fair…

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Iran commander calls U.S. military in Gulf a target not a threat: ISNA

GENEVA (Reuters) - A senior Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander said on Sunday the U.S. military presence in the Gulf used to be a serious threat but now represents a target, the Iranian Students’ News Agency (ISNA) reported. The U.S. military has sent forces, including an aircraft carrier and B-52 bombers, to the Middle East in a move that U.S. officials said was made to counter “clear indications” of threats from Iran to American forces in the region. The USS Abraham Lincoln is replacing another carrier rotated out of the Gulf last month. “An aircraft carrier that has at least 40 to 50 planes on it and 6,000…

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New Zealand Seeks Global Support for Tougher Measures on Online Violence

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern of New Zealand will attempt this week to use the terrorist attack that killed 51 Muslim worshipers in Christchurch mosques in March to demand that the biggest internet platforms do more to stamp out violent and extremist content.Ms. Ardern will be in France with President Emmanuel Macron to sign an agreement they crafted called the “Christchurch Call” that asks the social media giants to examine the software that directs people to violent content, and to share more data with government authorities and each other to help eradicate toxic online material, according to officials from New Zealand and France involved…

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Connecticut man faces up to 140 years in prison for threatening to kill Trump, others

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump walks to a waiting Marine One helicopter as he departs for travel to Florida from the White House in Washington, U.S., May 8, 2019. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne(Reuters) - A Connecticut man has been indicted after prosecutors say he threatened to kill U.S. President Donald Trump and sent others bomb threats and mail containing suspicious white powder, according to court documents. Gary Gravelle, 51, was indicted on 16 counts, including that he threatened the president in September 2018 by sending an envelope containing white powder and the handwritten message “You Die.” He sent similar envelopes to a synagogue, a mosque and a chapter…

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Trump’s China trade stance has political risks as he seeks re-election

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When he ran for president in 2016, Donald Trump delighted crowds with his harsh rhetoric on China. As he runs for re-election in 2020, he is likely to keep talking tough, but the reception - at least in some key states - may not be as euphoric. FILE PHOTO: Flags for U.S. President Donald Trump's "Keep America Great!" 2020 re-election campaign are seen at Jiahao flag factory in Fuyang, Anhui province, China July 24, 2018. REUTERS/Aly Song/File PhotoTrade talks between the United States and China ran into serious trouble last week as Beijing backtracked on some key agreements and Trump placed higher tariffs on…

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U.S. presidential contender Kamala Harris favors look at breaking up Facebook

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris said on Sunday that U.S. officials should consider breaking up Facebook Inc, the world’s largest social media company, saying it is a utility that has gone unregulated. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris participates in the She the People Presidential Forum in Houston, Texas, U.S. April 24, 2019. REUTERS/Loren Elliott/File PhotoHarris, a U.S. senator and one of more than 20 Democrats seeking the party’s nomination for the 2020 presidential election, said Facebook has prioritized growth over consumers’ interests, especially on privacy. “I think we have to seriously take a look at that (breaking up Facebook), yes,” Harris…

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U.S. and China at impasse over trade, Kudlow says new tariffs will remain

WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) - The United States and China appeared at a deadlock over trade negotiations on Sunday as Washington demanded promises of concrete changes to Chinese law and Beijing said it would not swallow any “bitter fruit” that harmed its interests. U.S. President Donald Trump, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, U.S. President Donald Trump's national security adviser John Bolton and Chinese President Xi Jinping attend a working dinner after the G20 leaders summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina December 1, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin LamarqueThe trade war between the world’s top two economies escalated on Friday, with the United States hiking tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods…

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Trump may provoke U.S. lawmakers to impeach him: senior Democrat

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats are reluctant to impeach U.S. President Donald Trump, but he may provoke such a move by continuing to obstruct Congress’ efforts to oversee his administration, a senior Democratic lawmaker said on Sunday. U.S. President Donald Trump waves as he addresses the National Rifle Association-Institute for Legislative Action's (NRA-ILA) 148th annual meeting during the NRA-ILA Leadership Forum in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S., April 26, 2019. REUTERS/Leah Millis Adam Schiff, chairman of the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee, told ABC’s “This Week” that impeachment by the Democratic-run House would be politically divisive and unlikely to succeed in the Republican-run Senate. “But he (Trump) may get us…

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Brexit anger makes European vote ‘difficult’ for Conservatives: UK minister

LONDON (Reuters) - European elections will be difficult for Britain’s governing Conservatives, their education minister said on Sunday, after the party slumped into fourth place in an opinion poll and a new Brexit Party took top spot. Almost three years since Britain voted to leave the European Union, the country’s Brexit process has become mired in chaos with Prime Minister Theresa May’s inability so far to get a deal through parliament fuelling anger among voters. With little movement in talks between the government and the opposition Labour Party to try to end the impasse in parliament, an election to the European Parliament on May 23 will offer…

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Prince Harry, Meghan pay tribute to all mothers

FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex are seen with their baby son, who was born on Monday morning, during a photocall in St George's Hall at Windsor Castle, in Berkshire, Britain May 8, 2019. Dominic Lipinski/Pool via REUTERS/File PhotoLONDON (Reuters) - Prince Harry and Meghan paid tribute to all mothers on Sunday, when the Duchess of Sussex’s native United States celebrates Mother’s Day, by honoring and celebrating “past, present, mothers-to-be and those lost but forever remembered”. Writing alongside a picture of the couple’s new baby Archie’s feet, they said: “Paying tribute to all mothers today - past, present, mothers-to-be, and those lost but…

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