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Taiwan bookstore chain Eslite recalibrates business strategy to ‘go small’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Iconic Taiwan-based bookstore chain Eslite is expanding its empire with a different tactic—opening small shops that sprawl across the country’s communities. ...

Small businesses navigate ever-changing COVID-19 reality

NEW YORK (AP) — For a brief moment this summer, it seemed like small businesses might be getting a break from the relentless onslaught of the pandemic. More Americans, many of them vaccinated, flocked...

Most people in US favor Afghan ally refugees: AP-NORC poll

WASHINGTON (AP) — Most people in the U.S. want to see Afghans who worked with Americans offered resettlement in the United States, a new poll shows, confirming support across political divides for for...

Man who left woman to die in suitcase sentenced to 30 years

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A man who tied up his ex-girlfriend in her New York apartment during a violent fight and stuffed her in a suitcase where she suffocated and was found dead in Connecticut a we...

Kashmir's female athletes kick down barriers to coach girls

It is a sunny afternoon on a football pitch in Indian-administered Kashmir's largest city, Srinagar. Girls wearing hijabs and uniforms are running laps to warm up for practice. Nadiya Nighat is t...

Seqalu’s controversies expose forgotten wounds in Taiwan’s history

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The production and release of “Sequalu: Formosa 1867” has raised much discussion about the rights and wrongs in Taiwan’s history, amplified in recent wee...

Taiwan bookstore chain Eslite to open 100 small shops

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After shutting down 10 large stores last year, bookstore chain Eslite will focus on opening 100 local community shops within three years, with one store planned in China, ...

COVID: Why India's economy cannot afford another lockdown

As a delayed monsoon finally reaches New Delhi, shopkeepers at a local market duck under covers and frantically attempt to keep their merchandise from getting wet. They say they cannot afford any fur...

Nightclubs elated but doubts cloud England's ‘Freedom Day’

LONDON (AP) — Sparkling wine, confetti, a midnight countdown: It’s not New Year’s Eve, but it might as well be for England’s clubbers. After 17 months of empty dance floors, the country’s nightclubs a...

Taipei battles COVID in commercial area under main railway station

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After six COVID-19 infections were reported at an underground commercial area near Taipei Railway Station, the city government said Saturday (July 17) it was stepping up i...

Taipei bus driver diagnosed with COVID after working 3 days

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taipei bus driver worked for three days on a long bus route before being diagnosed with COVID-19, reports said Friday (July 16). Bus 218 services a route between the ...

Hungary: Writers, bookstores brace for ban on LGBT content

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Some bookstores in Hungary placed notices at their entrances this week telling customers that they sell "non-traditional content.” The signs went up in response to a new law t...

Taiwan confirms COVID cases at shopping mall, TV station

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Breeze Xin Yi shopping mall and the headquarters of Sanlih E-Television (SET) closed for disinfection Saturday (July 10) after employees had been diagnosed with COVID-...

Eslite Xinyi bookstore in Taipei struggling due to COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Eslite Xinyi Store in Taipei is grappling with a slump in sales as it tries to weather the COVID-19 crisis that has dealt a blow to the 24-hour bookstore. Located i...

Amazon begins new chapter as Bezos hands over CEO role

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon founder Jeff Bezos stepped down as CEO on Monday, handing over the reins as the company navigates the challenges of a world fighting to emerge from the coronavirus pandemic. ...