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2021 Davos summit shifted to Lucerne in May

Geneva - The World Economic Forum announced Wednesday that its postponed 2021 Davos summit, themed as "The Great Reset" in the coronavirus crisis, will take place in Lucerne, Switzerland from May 18 to 21.

From nanny-envy to an 'unsmoked mind': Five Davos highlights

Davos - The annual World Economic Forum wrapped up on Wednesday its third day, with the United States taking another pot shot at teen climate campaigner Greta Thunberg and a former Lebanese minister squirming in the Davos hot seat.

Soros pledges $1bn to battle 'would-be and actual dictators'

Davos - US financier and philanthropist George Soros on Thursday pledged one billion dollars for a new university network project to battle the erosion of civil society in a world increasingly ruled by "would-be and actual dictators" and beset by climate chang...

US tells Thunberg to 'study economics' in Davos climate spat

Davos - The United States' financial chief on Thursday told Swedish teen Greta Thunberg to go study before calling for a fossil fuel halt, prompting the climate campaigner to reply it doesn't "take a degree" to understand the science.

From Trump love to saviour prince : Five Davos highlights

Davos - The annual World Economic Forum wrapped up its second day in Davos on Wednesday, where a punchy US President Donald Trump swung into high gear, relaunching a trade battle with Europe.

Trump to add a 'couple of countries' to US travel ban

Davos - US President Donald Trump said Wednesday his administration was preparing to add a "couple of countries" to the controversial list of states whose citizens are subject to travel bans or severe restrictions on entry to the United States.

On impeachment day, Trump sees only 'joy and optimism' in Davos

Davos - From his mountain perch at the Davos conference on Tuesday, US President Donald Trump saw only a perfect world.Back in Washington, the Senate was about to enter the heart of the impeachment trial threatening his presidency.

Trump arrives in Davos hours before impeachment trial reopens

Davos - US President Donald Trump arrived in Davos on Tuesday for the annual WEF forum, where he was to give a keynote speech just hours before his impeachment trial kicks into high gear in Washington.

Trump tears into environmental 'doom' mongers at Davos forum

Davos - President Donald Trump tore into environmental "prophets of doom" at the Davos forum Tuesday, rejecting fiery warnings from teenage campaigner Greta Thunberg and talking up his own record in a counterpoint to impeachment back home.

Thunberg, Trump to offer competing visions at climate-focused Davos

Davos - The starkly opposed visions of US President Donald Trump and Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg on climate change will clash in Davos on Tuesday as the World Economic Forum tries to face up to the perils of global warming on its 50th meeting.

Venezuela opposition leader Guaido to attend Davos

Caracas - Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido -- who declared himself acting president last year -- will attend this week's World Economic Forum in Davos, lawmaker Stalin Gonzalez told AFP on Monday.

World's 22 richest men have more than all women in Africa: Oxfam

Davos - The number of billionaires has doubled in the past decade and the world's 22 richest men now have more wealth than all the women in Africa, Oxfam said Monday in an appeal to the Davos elite to get serious about inequality.

Climate activists march on Davos

Geneva - Hundreds of climate activists, young and old, embarked on a three-day march on Sunday to the make their voices heard at the 50th World Economic Forum in the Swiss town of Davos.

Greta warns world leaders at climate protest before Davos

Lausanne - Swedish climate campaigner Greta Thunberg issued a warning to world leaders at a protest in the Swiss city of Lausanne on Friday, days before the start of the Davos summit of the world's political and business elites.

Trump and Thunberg face off as Davos warms to climate action

Paris - US President Donald Trump will renew his running battle with young climate campaigner Greta Thunberg when they join the A-list movers and shakers attending the 50th anniversary of the Davos conclave next week.

During impeachment trial, Trump will be chilling in Swiss resort

Washington - Far from feeling the heat, President Donald Trump will be chilling in Davos, a fancy Swiss ski resort, when the Senate hears opening arguments in his impeachment trial next week.

Fear of climate breakdown tops the list at World Economic Forum

Davos - Climate change and environmental destruction top the risks highlighted by the World Economic Forum in a survey ahead of the 2020 gathering of the global elite in the Swiss ski resort of Davos on January 21-24.

Trump to attend Davos conference

Washington - President Donald Trump will attend this year's global economic forum in the Swiss alpine resort of Davos, having canceled last year's trip, a senior administration official said Thursday.

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.
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