It’s one of life’s greatest joys, and perhaps the one we’ve missed the most, over these past few months—eating good food, especially around a table packed with friends. Whether a 10-course tasting menu at a Michelin-starred restaurant or a simple street-food meal, culinary pleasures are some of the very best parts of travel. And if you’re going for gastronomic gold, some places provide more treasures than most. Here’s our list of the world’s finest culinary cities—places worth the visit, simply for the food they put on your plate. Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City. (David Carballar/Unsplash)Mexico City Drawing on Aztec and Mayan culinary traditions dating back more than 10,000 years, Mexican cuisine was bestowed a rare honor by UNESCO, which recognized it as an “intangible cultural heritage.” Corn, chilies, even…
The world’s largest online retailer, which delivers about 10 billion items a year, has been facing intense scrutiny from U.S. lawmakers and unions over whether it is doing enough to protect staff from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Labour union Verdi said on Sunday that the strike would last at least 48 hours, under the motto “Good and healthy work,” to denounce what it called a lack of transparency by Amazon after workers tested positive for COVID-19.
“We have information that at least 30 to 40 colleagues were infected,” said Verdi representative Orhan Akman.
Amazon has faced a long-running battle with unions in Germany over better pay and conditions for logistics workers, who have staged frequent strikes since 2013.
Verdi said the strikes will hit Amazon sites in Leipzig, Bad Hersfeld, Rheinberg, Werne and Koblenz. It said Amazon was putting profit ahead of the safety of its workers.
In Germany, its biggest market after the United States, Amazon has since February ordered 470 million hand disinfection bottles, 21 million pairs of gloves, 19 million masks and other face protection gear and 39 million boxes of disinfectant wipes, a spokesman for Amazon in Germany said.
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BEIJING—China’s factory activity likely grew for the fourth month in June but the pace may be waning, as global demand stayed subdued while a fresh CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus outbreak in the Chinese capital and rising worldwide cases threaten to undermine a gradual domestic recovery. The official manufacturing Purchasing Manager’s Index (PMI), due for release on June 30, is expected to ease to 50.4 in June, from 50.6 in May, according to the median forecast of 29 economists polled by Reuters. A reading above 50 indicates an expansion in activity. With travel bans finally lifted in April in Wuhan, the epicenter of the country’s CCP virus crisis, China has largely managed to recover from strict lockdowns that had led to weeks of economic paralysis. Yet export demand has remained…