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Consumer goods companies partnering on alternative to recycling

At the annual World Economic Forum this week, consumer goods companies were in the hot seat, emerging as the new targets for global activism against plastic waste. CEO's of many of the companies have come up with a solution.

'I want you to panic': Swedish teen raises climate alarm at Davos

Davos - Camera crews push past tycoons and government leaders to get a close shot of the unlikely star at Davos this year: a Swedish teen with long braids and a big message for the world.

WTO talks launch in rare win for global order

Davos - Ministers from 75 countries -- including the US and China -- agreed Friday to launch talks towards establishing global rules on e-commerce at the WTO in a rare victory for international cooperation.

Beijing dismisses Soros' anti-China remarks as 'meaningless'

Bejing - China dismissed remarks from George Soros as "meaningless" on Friday, after the billionaire investor called President Xi Jinping the "most dangerous opponent" of free societies and warned against Beijing's high-tech surveillance regime.

Soros calls China's Xi 'most dangerous' foe of free societies

Davos - Billionaire investor George Soros on Thursday said Chinese President Xi Jinping was "the most dangerous enemy" of free societies for presiding over a high-tech surveillance regime.

Coca-Cola, Pepsi tout plastic recycling in rare joint appearance

Davos - The bosses of Coca-Cola and Pepsi promised Thursday that "huge progress" would be made by 2030 to reduce plastic waste, which contaminates humans, wildlife, and oceans.

OECD hopes for global digital tax by 2020

Davos - OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurria said Thursday he hopes to lay the foundations this year for an international tax on digital giants that could come into force in 2020.

Activists wary of Saudi Davos welcome after Khashoggi murder

Davos - Activists are criticising the World Economic Forum for allowing a large Saudi presence in Davos this week without devoting time to the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Activists wary of Saudi Davos welcome after Khashoggi murder

Davos - Activists are criticising the World Economic Forum for allowing a large Saudi presence in Davos this week without devoting time to the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

War declared on world's growing e-waste crisis

Paris - Weighing more than all commercial airliners ever built and worth more than most countries' GDP, electronic waste poses a growing economic and environmental threat, experts said Thursday, as they launched a global initiative to clean it up.

Ties between US, Russia and China 'dysfunctional': UN

Davos - The world is facing worrying "fragmentation", UN chief Antonio Guterres said Thursday, warning that the relationship between the United States, Russia and China was worryingly out of kilter.

'We are losing the race' on climate change: UN chief

Davos - The world is "losing the race" against climate change, UN chief Antonio Guterres warned Thursday, demanding bolder action from governments to arrest runaway warming.

UN chief warns 'we are losing the race' on climate change

Davos - UN chief Antonio Guterres on Thursday warned that the world is "losing the race" on climate change as he demanded that governments make bolder commitments beyond the Paris accord."Climate change is the defining issue of our time.

Time to 'get angry', teen climate activist says in Davos

Davos - Her train journey from Sweden took 32 hours, but Greta Thunberg is not tired. The teenager is dead-set in her mission to persuade the global elite in Davos to take climate action.

Despite attacks, Afghan leader touts investment at Davos

Davos - Afghanistan's de facto prime minister has possibly the most daunting task of all the leaders attending the annual Davos forum -- wooing foreign investors to his shattered country.

Beijing says China, US are 'mutually indispensable'

Davos - China and the United States cannot do without one another, one of Beijing's most senior officials said Wednesday, as the world's two biggest economies struggle to end a damaging trade war.

At Davos, China and Germany tout openness as teenager plugs climate fight

Davos - China and Germany Wednesday defended global cooperation against the temptation of populism at the Davos forum of the world's business elite, but a Swedish teenager emerged as the unlikely star after her urgent calls for climate action inspired schoolch...

Zimbabwe says 'determined' on reforms despite bloodshed

Davos - Zimbabwe's government will press on with painful economic reforms to overcome years of crisis despite recent bloody unrest, Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube told AFP Tuesday.

Pompeo hails 'disruption' in global politics

Washington - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday praised a wave of "disruption" in world politics, citing Donald Trump and Brexit but also pointing to elections in France and Malaysia.

Pompeo says US, Russia not doomed to new Cold War

Washington - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Tuesday that the United States and Russia were not destined to enter a new Cold War but urged Moscow to change course on issues including Ukraine.

Davos flock prays for WEF as rents ascend to heavenly heights

Davos - Pastor Marc Schmed stands in the snow outside his church in the small Swiss ski resort town of Davos, waiting for permission to enter.

Far-right Bolsonaro sells 'new Brazil' to Davos elite

Davos - Far-right President Jair Bolsonaro touted a "new Brazil" in a speech Tuesday to the world's business elite in Davos, vowing an investment-friendly agenda and attacking leftwing politics in Latin America.

'Cancel Davos', blasts anti-elite author

Davos - This year's World Economic Forum in the Swiss ski resort of Davos is taking place under a cloud of popular anger that has destabilised major democracies from the US to Europe and Brazil.

World's 26 richest own same as poorest half of humanity: Oxfam

Davos - The world's 26 richest people now own the same wealth as the poorest half of humanity, Oxfam said Monday, warning that "out of control" inequality is stoking popular anger and threatening democracies.

Bolsonaro to present 'new Brazil' in Davos

Davos - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said Monday he will present to the world leaders gathering in Davos the "new Brazil" he and his new government are working on, one that will be friendlier to investors and agribusiness."We want to show...

Has Davos made the world better?

Geneva - Klaus Schwab, who founded the World Economic Forum (WEF), has said his childhood during World War II inspired him to build an organisation that would make the world a better place.

Minus US govt, Davos faces Brazilian populism and Brexit

London - Organisers of next week's annual Davos conclave put on a brave face Friday after US President Donald Trump withdrew his entire delegation, insisting the forum still had plenty of political and corporate firepower in its debating armoury.

Warning to Davos: world 'sleep-walking' into climate disaster

London - The risks of catastrophic weather and flooding from climate change top the list of concerns for business leaders heading into next week's World Economic Forum meeting in Davos.

Bolsonaro to showcase 'different Brazil' at Davos

Bras - Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro vowed Monday to showcase "a different Brazil, free of ideological ties and widespread corruption" at the World Economic Forum in Davos next week.

Brazil's Bolsonaro confirms will participate in Davos

Bras - Brazil's new far-right President Jair Bolsonaro confirmed Thursday he will attend the World Economic Forum in the Swiss Alpine resort of Davos later this month, on what will be his first foreign trip since taking office.
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