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Iran lawyer: No proof for charges against 2 French citizens

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian lawyer representing two French researchers in custody in Tehran says prosecutors have given no evidence of spying and security charges against them. Th...

Iran rejects French calls for researcher’s release

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s Foreign Ministry has rejected a French call for the release of an Iranian-French researcher, describing it as interference in Iran’s internal affairs. Mini...

China unseats parliamentary member for having nationality of Taiwan ally

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A member of China’s National People’s Congress (NPC) was unseated for having the nationality of the Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis, an ally of Taiwan in t...

The Latest: Iran confirms it arrested French researcher

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf amid a crisis between the United States and Iran (all times local): 12:35 p.m. Iran ha...

The Latest: US resident held in Iran freed, flies to Beirut

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments in the case of a U.S. permanent resident released after being imprisoned for years in Iran (all times local): 2 p.m. A Leba...

Iran: Suspect sentenced to 10 years for spying for Britain

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran' judiciary says an Iranian national has been sentenced to 10 years on charges of spying for Britain. Monday's report by the semi-official ISNA news agency qu...

Harry and Meghan: Newest royal baby could be an American

LONDON (AP) — What would the founding fathers think? Almost 250 years after the United States launched a revolution to rid itself of the British royal family, the next royal baby could be an American....

Swedish envoy seeking Taiwanese investment in Sweden

Sweden's new representative to Taiwan Håkan Jevrell pledged Monday to increase his country's profile in Taiwan to encourage more Taiwanese investment and vice versa, as he sees great pot...

Iran: UK diplomatic protection for prisoner legally invalid

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A top Iranian diplomat says the U.K.'s decision to give diplomatic protection to a British-Iranian national detained in Iran for nearly three years contravenes international law. ...

Germany to strip terror fighters of citizenship in future

BERLIN (AP) — The German government plans to introduce legislation enabling authorities to strip Germans with dual nationality of their German citizenship if they fight for a terror group. ...

Bangladesh says British IS bride Shamima Begum not a citizen

British teenager Shamima Begum, who joined the "Islamic State" (IS) group in Syria in 2015, has no claim to Bangladeshi nationality, Dhaka's Foreign Ministry said Wednesday, after the UK...

Once-prominent member leaves German far-right party

BERLIN (AP) — A once-prominent figure in the far-right Alternative for Germany has left the party after a falling-out and has reportedly founded a new group. Andre Poggenburg, who as...

US issues updated travel advisory for citizens going to China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The U.S. State Department has updated its travel advisory for U.S. citizens traveling to China. On Jan. 3, the U.S. government altered its advisory to detail informatio...

Bundeswehr floats idea of recruiting EU citizens

Germany's armed forces appeared ready to break with its German nationality prerequisite for fixed-term and professional soldiers Thursday by suggesting that other EU citizens could help fill its t...

Only 0.008% of foreigners in Taiwan granted dual citizenship over 2 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Over the past two years since an amendment to the Nationality Act took effect, a mere 65 senior foreign professionals, or 0.008 percent of Taiwan's 769,913 foreign resident...