In most European countries, women in the armed forces are volunteers. Not so in Norway. It extended compulsory military service to women in summer 2016. Now more and more women are found on bases in the country.
Ukrainian guest workers help plug the gaps left by mass emigration from Lithuania. But Lithuanians don't really want more foreigners settling in their country. Konstantin Eggert in Vilnius investigates.
Germany is trying to boost cyberdefense with the Bundeswehr's Cyber and Information Domain Service (CIDS), against the background of rising numbers of cyberattacks as well as funding and recruitment challenges.
Germany's ruling CDU party has launched a debate on reinstating military conscription and offering young men and women a chance to serve their country in other ways. A recent poll shows Germans are in favor of the idea.
Judges have issued arrest warrants for 16 ELN commanders for maintaining the group's "criminal activity" with children. Fragile peace talks have been cast into doubt after the guerillas kidnapped police and soldiers.
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