Ex-Swedish envoy indicted in case of detained HK bookseller

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Prosecutors in Sweden said Monday the country's former ambassador to China has been indicted for unauthorized contacts with a foreign power for organizing a meeting in Stockholm betwe...

Sesame Street puppeteer Caroll Spinney dies at age 85

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Caroll Spinney, who gave Big Bird his warmth and Oscar the Grouch his growl for nearly 50 years on “Sesame Street,” died Sunday at the age of 85 at his home in Connecticut, accordin...

Chinese library burns religious and pro-democracy publications

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A library in Gansu, China, announced in October that it would start to examine its collections and remove publications that encouraged thoughts against the Chinese Communi...

Ex-British consulate employee from Hong Kong shadowed in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — During his stay in Taiwan, the former employee of the British consulate in Hong Kong who has accused China of torturing him was shadowed by an unknown foreign national, re...

NFL Notes: Gronk solves post-playing stress with puzzles

Rob Gronkowski is enjoying life in retirement — one piece at a time. The former star tight end who helped the New England Patriots win three Super Bowls during his nine-year career u...

Largest Tsutaya bookstore in Taiwan opens

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Renowned Japanese bookstore franchise Tsutaya Bookstore opened its biggest branch in Taiwan at CITYLINK mall in Taipei’s Nangang District on Friday (Dec. 6). Cele...

Celebrity self-help book tops Eslite Bookstore Bestseller List

A self-help book by a famous Taiwan TV host topped the Eslite Bookstore Bestseller list for 2019, according to a report released by the popular bookstore chain on Wednesday (Dec. 4). The "Esli...

Weekend fair to feature immigrant women in startup businesses

Immigrant women in Taiwan who are running startup businesses or aspire to do so will take center stage this weekend at a fair in Taipei, the Foundation for Women's Rights Promotion and Development...

The 2020 Boxing Hall of Fame class

CANASTOTA, N.Y. (AP) — A look at the 13 people to be inducted June 14, 2020 into the International Boxing Hall of Fame and Museum: MODERN (last bout no earlier than 1989) ...

Cavill: Door 'hasn't closed' on Superman, but 1st, 'Witcher'

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Henry Cavill is all-in on his Netflix fantasy series "The Witcher," but he says the “door hasn't closed”on a return as Superman in the DC cinematic universe. ...

Holidays bring phishing scam surge aimed at small business

NEW YORK (AP) — The email looked legitimate, so Danielle Radin clicked on the link it contained, expecting to have her products included in a holiday gift guide. “I instantly regrett...

The top 10 books on Apple Books-US

Apple Book charts for week ending December 1, 2019: (Rank, Book Title by Author Name, ISBN, Publisher) 1. The Rise of Magicks by Nora Roberts - 9781250123060 - (St. Martin's Publishi...

Obamas’ publisher makes new pledge to education organization

NEW YORK (AP) — The publisher of Barack and Michelle Obama has pledged to donate 300,000 children’s books to a leading educational organization, adding to the 1 million copies already given. ...

Adriana Trigiani switches publishers for next books

NEW YORK (AP) — Million-selling novelist Adriana Trigiani has a new publisher, but a familiar editor. Dutton announced Tuesday that it had reached a two-book deal with the author, wh...

Author Milan Kundera has Czech citizenship restored

PRAGUE (AP) — Milan Kundera, the Czech-born author of “The Unbearable Lightness of Being” has been given back the citizenship of his homeland that he lost 40 years ago. The Czech amb...