Amazon ends suspense over HQ by picking New York, DC suburb

NEW YORK (AP) — For more than a year, cities around the country waited in suspense over whether they'd be chosen as Amazon's second home. The online retail giant held the promise of ...

Amazon splits HQ between New York and northern Virginia

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon, which has grown too big for its Seattle hometown, said it will split its much-anticipated second headquarters between New York and northern Virginia. Each wil...

Form Audible to Whole Foods: A look at Amazon's empire

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is hard to escape. Whether you've bought shoes at Zappos, picked up milk at Whole Foods or listened to an audiobook on Audible, you've been caught up in Amazon...

Man caught secretly taking 'upskirt' videos in Taipei Eslite Bookstore

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A man was caught using a pinhole camera in his shoe to capture video footage under women's skirts yesterday afternoon (Nov. 11) at an Eslite Bookstore in Taipei&#...

Hong Kong’s disappearing freedom: events canceled, editor expelled

HONG KONG (AP) — Concerns have been raised about freedom of expression in Hong Kong following the cancellation of literary and artistic events and the refusal to allow an editor from the Financi...

eslite hotel: a luxury hotel in Taipei built on books, with a soul

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan's eslite group started out selling books and has expanded into Hong Kong and China as an iconic bookstore chain, with an ever-growing cadre of fans, before...

Taiwan’s Eslite Bookstore to make inroads into Japan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s iconic bookstore chain Eslite (誠品) has announced plans to tap into the Japanese market in what it called a “new starting point for cross-culture ventu...

Book launch party for 'Formosa Moon' to held in Taipei Oct. 27

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A book launch party will be held on Oct. 27 for American travel writer Joshua Samuel Brown's (葉家喜) latest book "Formosa Moon" at the Red Room in Taipei. ...

Vladimir Putin's annual calendars come out, reaction mixed

MOSCOW (AP) — What will it be this year? Vladimir Putin without a shirt astride a horse? Putin posing for a selfie with two jubilant brides? Or Putin cuddled up with a baby leopard? ...

Roar with us! 2018 Tua-Tiu-Tiann Intl. Festival of Arts kicks off on October

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)- The 2018 Tua-Tiu-Tiann International Festival of Arts (TTTIFA) with a theme of the Roaring Twenties will feature performance art, installations, exhibitions and a ...

A final bow for 'Miss Val,' UCLA's Kondos Field to retire

Valorie Kondos Field nearly quit while she was behind. Nearly. Her first year as the women's gymnastics coach at UCLA in 1991 didn't go as planned. Neither did the second. Frustrated...

Michelle Obama to visit 10 cities for 'Becoming' book tour

NEW YORK (AP) — Michelle Obama will visit 10 cities to promote her memoir "Becoming," a tour featuring arenas and other performing centers to accommodate crowds far too big for any bookstore. ...

MACK photobook exhibition comes to MOOM Bookstore in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) –Bookworms in Taiwan should take note, for the rest of September, British publisher MACK has teamed up with Taipei’s MOOM bookstore to offer a unique exhibition of pho...

Alleged gang leader questioned about shootings outside Taipei mall

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Following at least three incidents involving different men firing guns in the air outside a Taipei shopping mall, police brought in a suspected gang leader for questioning, repo...

A journalist sees her worlds collide in nerve agent attack

SALISBURY, England (AP) — On a sunny afternoon, four figures in hazmat suits trawl among the swings and slides of Salisbury's Queen Elizabeth Gardens, looking for clues. Two of them ...