Latest Conscription News

Chileans choose assembly to draft a new constitution

May. 15, 2021 12:59 PM EDT

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — The face of a new Chile began taking shape this weekend as the South American country was electing 155 people to draft a constitution to replace one that has governed it since being imposed during a military dictatorship. Nearly 80% of voters in a...

The Latest: France welcomes EU curb on AstraZeneca vaccine

May. 09, 2021 13:29 PM EDT

PARIS — French President Emmanuel Macron welcomed the decision from the European Union not to renew its order for the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. Macron said the EU policy is aiming at “responding in particular to the variants... We see that some other vaccines are...

The Latest: Utility regulator shares discredited theories

May. 08, 2021 21:49 PM EDT

PHOENIX — An elected Arizona utility regulator has shared discredited conspiracy theories while trying to persuade energy and power providers not to require their employees to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. The Arizona Republic reports that Arizona Corporation Commission...

Denmark tells some Syrians to leave, separating families

Apr. 23, 2021 04:03 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — An email brought Faeza Satouf’s world to a standstill. The 25-year-old Syrian refugee had fled the civil war with her family in an all-too-familiar journey across the sea to Europe, where they finally arrived in Denmark and were granted...

Review: In 'Moffie,' brutal intolerance in '80s South Africa

Apr. 07, 2021 22:06 PM EDT

The main character of Oliver Hermanus’ shattering “Moffie," set in 1981 South Africa, is a handsome, white 18-year-old. In the country's system of apartheid, he is a member of the ruling class, but he's no insider. Shy, timid and closeted, Nicholas van der Swart (Kai...

Greece to increase army service amid tension with Turkey

Mar. 05, 2021 08:18 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece will introduce an increase in military service for conscripts serving in the army from nine to 12 months, starting in May, as part of a program to boost the armed forces amid tension with regional rival Turkey. The decision made public...