Son of Russian spies fights for Canadian citizenship

TORONTO (AP) — Recent university graduate Alex Vavilov was born in Toronto, which would typically qualify him for Canadian citizenship except for one thing: His parents were part of a notorious Russia...

Taiwan has 26th 'most powerful' passport in the world: index ranking

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Taiwan has the 26th most powerful passport in the world, according to the latest edition of an index that ranks passports according to the number of countries around the globe that pro...

FADEC Alliance to Support Next-generation GE Aviation Engines

ENDICOTT, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 24, 2018--FADEC Alliance, a joint venture between GE and FADEC International, has broadened its agreement with GE Aviation to include collaboration on system archi...

Skier Lara Gut's brother switches teams to Liechtenstein

GENEVA (AP) — The younger brother of Alpine skier Lara Gut is leaving the Switzerland team to race for neighboring Liechtenstein. The Swiss ski federation says Ian Gut wants to find ...

Drummer accused of stealing from Fats Domino won't be tried

HARVEY, La. (AP) — Prosecutors won't pursue charges against a drummer accused of stealing rare coins and a passport from famed New Orleans musician Fats Domino. The Advocate of New O...

Brazil squad gather outside Rio without CL finalists

TERESOPOLIS, Brazil (AP) — All Brazil players but the three involved in the Champions League final have arrived at the Granja Comary training facilities for World Cup preparations. B...

Cyprus toughens vetting for investment-for-passport scheme

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus' finance minister says the government has toughened up vetting procedures for applicants hoping to be granted a Cypriot passport under the country's investors' naturaliza...

'Thank the Party!' China tries to brainwash Muslims in camps

ALMATY, Kazakhstan (AP) — Hour upon hour, day upon day, Omir Bekali and other detainees in far western China's new indoctrination camps had to disavow their Islamic beliefs, criticize themselves and t...

2 trips to North Korea with top US diplomat, 18 years apart

WASHINGTON (AP) — It began with quiet words from State Department officials: Apply for a new passport immediately. You may soon be going to a country for which ordinary U.S. passports are not valid fo...

Traveling with Pompeo on secret mission to North Korea

WASHINGTON (AP) — It began with quiet words from State Department officials: Apply for a new passport immediately. You may soon be going to a country for which ordinary U.S. passports are not valid fo...

2 trips to North Korea with top US diplomat, 18 years apart

WASHINGTON (AP) — It began with quiet words from State Department officials: Apply for a new passport immediately. You may soon be going to a country for which ordinary U.S. passports are not valid fo...

US pot smuggler who fled to Australia sentenced to 3 years

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A man who prosecutors say brought thousands of pounds of marijuana into the U.S. in the 1980s before fleeing and settling in Australia has been sentenced to 3 years in prison. ...

2 trips to NKorea with top US diplomat, 18 years apart

WASHINGTON (AP) — It began with quiet words from State Department officials: Apply for a new passport immediately. You may soon be going to a country for which ordinary U.S. passports are not valid fo...

US Embassy in Jerusalem to open with initial staff of 50

WASHINGTON (AP) — The new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem will open with an initial staff of at least 50. That's according to senior Trump administration officials previewing the highly an...

US officials discover Hungary passport fraud scheme

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials have identified a passport fraud scheme in Hungary that has allowed people to enter the U.S. under false identities. Officials say that U.S. Customs ...