China cautions UK against issuing passports to Hongkongers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China has issued a series of threats to the United Kingdom over its plan to issue up to three million British National Overseas (BNO) passports to residents of Hong Kong. ...

China may not recognize British-issued Hong Kong passports

BEIJING (AP) — China’s foreign ministry said Friday it may decide not to recognize British-issued passports for Hong Kong residents in retaliation for London’s moves to open a path to citizenship for ...

Man charged in Whitmer kidnapping plot released on bail

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Wisconsin man charged in a plot to kidnap Democratic Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has been released from jail after posting a $10,000 cash bail. Columbia Co...

EU takes action against Malta, Cyprus for 'golden passports'

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Commission launched infringements procedures Tuesday against Cyprus and Malta over their “golden passport” programs, in which wealthy people can acquire EU citizenship in ...

China accuses Canada of condoning alleged anti-China remarks

BEIJING (AP) — China said Monday that it has complained to Canada for allegedly condoning anti-China comments that appeared in Canadian media following controversial remarks made by the Chinese ambass...

Canada determined to counter China's 'coercive diplomacy'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Canadian government reaffirmed it would stand with its international allies after China's Ambassador to Canada Cong Peiwu (叢培武) sent a veiled threat to prevent Can...

Official: Turkey holds man suspected of spying for UAE

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish intelligence has arrested a man suspected of spying on Arab dissidents in Turkey on behalf of the United Arab Emirates, a senior Turkish government official said Friday. ...

China envoy warns Canada against granting protesters asylum

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The Chinese ambassador to Canada warned the Trudeau government on Thursday not to grant asylum to Hong Kong residents fleeing a widely criticized national security law imposed b...

2017 London Marathon champ Wanjiru banned 4 years for doping

MONACO (AP) — Former London Marathon winner Daniel Wanjiru of Kenya has been banned for four years for doping. The Athletics Integrity Unit said it was “highly likely” that Wanjiru u...

Cyprus House speaker quits over citizenship for sale scandal

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus’ parliamentary speaker has resigned after an undercover news report allegedly caught him on tape promising to help circumvent the country's rules on granting citizenship ...

Cyprus cancels maligned 'golden passport' scheme

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus on Tuesday scrapped a lucrative program granting citizenship to wealthy investors amid new allegations that a top state official and a veteran lawmaker were implicated in...

English villages wake up to find they're Brexit's new border

SEVINGTON, England (AP) — Four years after Britain voted to leave the European Union, Brexit can still seem abstract. But in the county known as the Garden of England, it is literally taking concrete ...

Court: Son born abroad to gay couple is a U.S. citizen

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal appeals court has ruled against the U.S. State Department in its quest to deny the citizenship of one of two twins born abroad to a gay married couple. T...

Judge lets ex-cop charged in Floyd's death live out of state

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Citing safety concerns, a Minnesota judge on Friday issued new conditions of release for an ex-Minneapolis police officer charged in the death of George Floyd that would allow him t...

Saudi Arabia pressures Bangladesh to take in stateless Rohingya

Almost 40 years ago, Saudi Arabia took in tens of thousands of Rohingya refugees who were facing persecution in Myanmar. Now, Riyadh wants Muslim-majority Bangladesh to take back some 54,000 Rohingya....