U.S. tech giants Amazon and Apple have not signed up to a new French initiative to get global tech companies to publicly commit to principles including paying their fair share of taxes, government officials said.
French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel ordered their countries back into lockdown on Wednesday, as a massive second wave of coronavirus infections threatened to overwhelm Europe.
Kuwait's boycott of French products has expanded, with a leading chain saying Wednesday that most of its stores had stripped their shelves after President Emmanuel Macron defended cartoons insulting Islam.
France’s newly-appointed environment minister said on Thursday she would push to pause the development of warehouses used by online businesses such as Amazon, in a possible setback for the e-commerce giant.
The house of Saint Laurent announced Monday morning that it will quit the official Paris runway season in September in a shock decision, and revealed that it is planning its own schedule at least for 2020.
The organisers behind the annual Cannes Film Festival have announced that the event -- postponed from May until June -- has now been cancelled and delayed, potentially until July, due to the global coronavirus crisis.
Trade show organisers have been forced to cancel the events planned for June, and are reviewing their plans. Among the options, postponements and ramped-up virtual solutions, as the end of lock-down remains uncertain.