US must give advance notice before transferring US detainee

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge has directed the U.S. government to give 72 hours advance notice before transferring an American citizen accused of fighting with the Islamic State to another country...

Attar runs Houston Marathon, takes Saudi steps toward Tokyo

HOUSTON (AP) — Sarah Attar saw her run in the Houston Marathon as another step toward Tokyo. The 25-year-old Attar, who holds dual citizenship, was one of the first two women to comp...

Austria seeks to allay Italy's fears over citizenship plan

BERLIN (AP) — Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz is seeking to allay fears voiced by some Italians about his new government's proposal to offer citizenship to ethnic Austrians in northern Italy. ...

Fennell sees Olympic hopes with USA Luge end in an instant

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — John Fennell didn't crack under pressure. His sled did. Fennell's quest to compete in a second Olympics for a second country came to a sudden end Thursday ni...

Suspects in Venezuelan corruption probe hold US passports

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Five high-ranking officials arrested in Venezuela amid an anti-corruption sweep of its state-owned oil company's U.S.-based subsidiary carry American passports. ...

The Latest: Australian senators must prove their citizenship

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Latest on the citizenship issue among Australian lawmakers (all times local): 1:30 p.m. Australia's major political parties have agre...

Another Australian lawmaker quits over dual citizenship ban

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Another Australian lawmaker has announced his resignation over a constitutional ban on dual citizens sitting in Parliament, triggering a second by-election that could cost t...

New Australian government lawmaker under dual citizen cloud

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Another Australian politician has had his eligibility to sit in Parliament called into question due to a constitutional ban on dual citizens, while the prime minister propos...

Taiwanese tourist loses citizenship after getting quickie Chinese passport 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Taiwanese tourist has been stripped of his household registration (hukou, 戶口) and passport after he was reported for having a temporary Chinese passport, which his ...

BC-AS--Asian News Digest, AS

TOP STORIES: HONG KONG-DEMOCRACY LEADER — Young Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong warns that China's rise means human rights are in increasingly greater danger of being oversh...

Australia nationality crisis sparks call for lawmakers audit

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia's dual citizenship crisis has sparked calls for a nationality audit of all federal lawmakers, as investigations continue into decisions made by ministers who were ineligible fo...

Another Australian lawmaker may be out in citizenship crisis

SYDNEY (AP) — Another Australian lawmaker says he may have to quit Parliament because of dual citizenship, days after a High Court ruling was thought to have finished the crisis. The...

British football star achieves Taiwan dual citizenship

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – British professional soccer player, Tim Chow (周定洋), has obtained Taiwanese citizenship, while being given the extremely rare privilege of not having to renounce his&n...

Australia foreign chief stands in for PM after deputy ousted

SYDNEY (AP) — Foreign Minister Julie Bishop will stand in as Australia's acting prime minister while Malcolm Turnbull conducts an overseas trip, following the dual citizenship crisis that has sideline...

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 ...