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Snow-bound Davos warms to business-friendly climate

Davos - After a gala opening set against spectacular snowfall, the World Economic Forum starts in earnest on Tuesday basking in robust global growth but facing warnings that the world's have-nots are missing out more than ever.

Bollywood star urges Davos set to fight sexism

Davos - Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan on Monday urged the economic elite to break down barriers of discrimination against women as they gathered for the Davos forum.

Heavy snowfall delays Davos arrivals

Davos - The posh ski resort of Davos was snow-bound Monday after the heaviest precipitation in two decades, hampering the arrival of the world's elite for this week's World Economic Forum (WEF).

Five things to know about Davos

Davos - The world's most powerful politicians will Tuesday start rubbing shoulders with titans of industry, screen stars and influential activists for a week of earnest discussions in Davos. Cocktails and canapes won't be far from hand.

Last three years hottest on record: UN

Geneva - The last three years were the hottest on record, the United Nations weather agency said Thursday, citing fresh global data underscoring the dramatic warming of the planet.

Improving LEDs with quantum dots

Zurich - Getting lights to last for longer and remain bright is an important backdrop to furthering the development of many modern technologies. A type of quantum dot could well hold the answer to driving such improvements.

Sweet deal: Nestle sells US candy to Ferrero for $2.8 bn

Geneva - Nestle said Tuesday it has agreed to sell its US candy business to Italy's Ferrero for CHF 2.7 billion ($2.8 billion/2.3 billion euros) in cash as the Swiss food giant shakes up its product portfolio.

Trump visit set to eclipse Davos meet

Geneva - US President Donald Trump's planned visit to the World Economic Forum in Davos next week will likely eclipse the long list of other movers and shakers set to attend.

Anti-Trump protest in Swiss capital ahead of Davos visit

Geneva - Several hundred anti-capitalist demonstrators marched in Switzerland's capital Bern on Saturday to protest against US President Donald Trump's planned visit to the World Economic Forum in Davos.

Swiss brace for protests over Trump's Davos visit

Geneva - Swiss authorities on Thursday warned about unauthorised and potentially violent protests targeting this year's World Economic Forum in Davos and its star attraction, US President Donald Trump.

Swiss petition to keep Trump out of Davos

Geneva - A group of Swiss campaigners launched a petition Wednesday aimed at keeping US President Donald Trump away from the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos later this month.

Trains resume service in snowbound Swiss ski resort

Zermatt - Trains began running again in the Zermatt ski station on Wednesday after crews dug through mounds of snow blocking the tracks, offering relief to thousands of tourists stranded at the popular Swiss resort.

Trains to restart from Swiss ski resort after heavy snowfall

Zermatt - Trains from popular Swiss ski station Zermatt are due to reopen Wednesday, providing relief for some 13,000 tourists trapped there by heavy snowfall, a statement said.

Heavy snowfall strands 13,000 tourists in Swiss Alps

Zermatt - Heavy snowfall has cut off many villages and resorts across the Alps, trapping some 13,000 tourists at Zermatt, one of Switzerland's most popular ski stations, officials said Tuesday.

UN urges Israel to scrap African migrant relocation plan

Geneva - The United Nations on Tuesday called on Israel to scrap a new programme forcing thousands of African migrants out of the country, condemning it as incoherent and unsafe.

Snow traps 13,000 tourists at Swiss Alpine resort Zermatt

Geneva - Heavy snowfall has trapped some 13,000 tourists at Zermatt, one of Switzerland's most popular ski stations, the Alpine resort said Tuesday.

Legacy of president Wilson's racism clouds UN rights office

Geneva - How do you condemn racism on behalf of the global community while sitting in a building named after a racist?Some would argue it's a challenge the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) needs to face up to.

Daniel Mitchell talks future events, new photographic equipment Special

Multi-faceted Swiss photographer Daniel Mitchell chatted with Digital Journal about his upcoming sporting events for 2018, and he opened up about latest advances in technological and photographic equipment.

Fujimori pardon a 'slap in the face' for victims: UN experts

Geneva - Two UN human rights experts on Thursday said the pardon of former Peruvian president Alberto Fujimori was a "slap in the face" to victims of his brutal rule.

Medical evacuation of Syria's Eastern Ghouta begins: ICRC

Geneva - Aid workers have begun evacuating emergency medical cases from Syria's besieged rebel bastion of Eastern Ghouta, the International Committee of the Red Cross said Wednesday, after months of waiting during which the UN said at least 16 people had died.
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