Colin Firth takes Italian citizenship after Brexit decision

LONDON (AP) — British actor Colin Firth says he has taken Italian citizenship as a "sensible" move amid global political uncertainty. Firth, who is married to environmentalist Livia ...

British nun presented with Taiwan National ID card

Taipei, Sept. 18 -- British nun Ellen Mary Elizabeth Mylod (麥蕾), who has taught in Taiwan for 44 years, received a Taiwanese ID card on Monday. "It's hard to believe that I'm now ...

Young immigrants prepare for worst if Trump ends protections

PHOENIX (AP) — Young immigrants shielded from deportation by a program that President Donald Trump was expected to end were battling to keep those protections Monday, while preparing for the worst. ...

Germany: 2 more citizens held on political grounds in Turkey

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's Foreign Ministry says two more Germans have been arrested in Turkey for what it considers political reasons, deepening tensions between the two countries. Min...

3rd Australian minister could be fired over dual citizenship

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A third Australian government minister has revealed she might have been unlawfully elected to Parliament because of a constitutional ban on dual citizens that has snared six...

Philippine Catholic nun given ROC citizenship

TAIPEI, (Taiwan News)-- Catholic nun O Anuna ( 滿詠萱 ) from the Philippines, who has devoted almost half of her life to taking care of children with disabilities in Taiwan, officially became a Republic ...

After only 21 years, French priest becomes Taiwanese citizen

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Breaking from recent precedent, a French Catholic priest has been granted Taiwanese citizenship despite having lived in Taiwan for less than half the time other recent recipien...

Connelly making a name for himself in the British Open

SOUTHPORT, England (AP) — Austin Connelly is making a name for himself at the British Open this week. Just not to Jordan Spieth. Connelly birdied his last two holes...

Prominent Jesuit dies week after receiving Taiwan ID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – American Jesuit Father Daniel Ross (羅四維), a former dean of Fu Jen Catholic University’s (輔仁大學) sociology department, died Saturday aged 84, a week after receiving Ta...

Second Australian senator quits because of dual citizenship

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A second Australian senator in less than a week has announced she's quitting Parliament after discovering she's a dual national and had therefore never really been elected. ...

Citizenship for Saints---only ?

I hail from a country with a history of immigration, where full nationality with voting rights, right to apply for phone, internet and credit card are given on fulfillment of clear regulations to Taiw...

American nun calls herself a real Taiwanese after getting ID card

Taipei, July 10 -- Sister Mary Paul Watts (華淑芳) received a Taiwanese ID card on Monday, nearly 60 years after she came to serve the people of Taiwan from the United States. "I love Taiwan...

Texas judge removed over citizenship becomes US citizen

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — A judge in Texas who was put on unpaid leave in May after officials discovered she was not a U.S. citizen has become a citizen. Corpus Christi Municipal ...

Italian priest to receive Taiwan citizenship

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Italian Catholic missionary Gian Carlo Michelini is receiving Taiwanese citizenship and a Taiwanese ID card, becoming the first foreign national to be naturalized due to h...

92-year-old Belgian priest granted Taiwanese citizenship

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A 92-year-old Catholic priest, who has devoted himself to humanitarian work for Taiwan for 65 years, is expected to receive his Taiwanese ID card today, according to the New Ta...