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Op-Ed: The Great Reset conspiracy – The very last conspiracy theory?

Sydney - The common denominator with all conspiracy theories is that nothing will ever be done about them because they’re invariably fictional. The Great Reset is no exception. It's a perfectly rational approach to global disasters, so it must be a conspiracy.

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.

Climate expected to dominate World Economic Forum in Davos

Davos - The world is facing the increased risk of political confrontations between major powers, which is hindering solutions to challenges like climate change and cyberattacks, a new report by the World Economic Forum (WEF) said Wednesday.

90 percent of plastics polluting our oceans come from 10 rivers

Our seas are choking on plastic. A staggering eight million metric tons wind up in oceans every year — and if we continue to pollute at this rate, there will be more plastic than fish in the ocean by 2050. Where does all this plastic waste come from?

World Economic Forum - Greatest risks facing the world in 2018

A global survey of experts and decision-makers shows they believe nuclear war, cyberattacks and environmental disasters are the likeliest threats to the world in 2018.

Turning air into water and CO2 into fuel — Two global challenges

The World Economic Forum's annual list of emerging technologies were selected for their potential to solve the many critical global challenges we are facing today, including techniques that convert air into water and CO2 into fuel.

Op-Ed: World Economic Forum sees five main risks to economy in 2017

Davos - The World Economic Forum (WEF) claims that rising inequality and polarisation within societies could result in the reversal of globalization without urgent action taken to address problems.

International Labour Organization report sees problems in 2017

The International Labour Organization(ILO) warns that as inequality widens in many countries more social unrest is likely. The number of protest activities had increased last year.

Will robots take away your job? Special

In the classic sci fi film, “The Day the Earth Stood Still,” a robot vaporizes anyone standing in its way. In reality, though, it’s not people that robots are vaporizing, it’s their jobs.

Plastics to outweigh fish in the oceans by 2050: Report

Davos - It nothing is done to clean up the plastics that are filling our oceans and destroying marine life, by 2050, the weight of all that floating garbage will outweigh all the fish in the oceans, says a report that came out on Tuesday.

Op-Ed: Privacy is dead, Harvard professors tell World Economic Forum

Davos - Privacy as we know it is dead, never to return, a group of concerned Harvard University professors told a session of the global business, political and technology elite at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

U.S. not emerging markets favored by investors

Davos - Usually emerging economies star at the annual World Economic Forum in Davos Switzerland. This year talk is about the superior performance of the U.S. economy compared to that of most other developed countries.

Op-Ed: Is the World Economic Forum working for regional economies?

The World Economic Forum's annual conference in Davos concluded this weekend during a turbulent period in emerging markets and yielding questions on the impact the WEF is making globally.

Alien life may be found in next 10 years: World Economic Forum

World leaders meeting in Davos (Jan. 23 -27) discussed the unforeseen challenges the world may face in the next decade. Working with the journal Nature, WEF proposed five "X Factors" as "unheralded dangers" the world may face in the next ten years.

Asia’s ‘sick man,’ is now ‘bright spot’ in global business

Labeled as ‘the sick man of Asia’ for decades, the Philippines may have started to regain its old moniker as one of Asia’s promising tiger economies after the United Nations called it ‘a bright spot’ in the Southeast Asian investment landscape.

US ranks 22nd in gender equality

Geneva - A newly-released World Economic Forum (WEF) report on global gender equality ranks the United States 22nd out of 135 countries.

Major risks facing world include food shortage, income disparity: Report

London - Leading risks in 2012 facing the planet’s population include severe income disparity, water supply and food shortage crises, chronic fiscal imbalances, and rising greenhouse gas emissions, a bleak World Economic Forum report shows.

Swiss plan 'Occupy Igloo' campaign for World Economic Forum, Jan

Davos Platz - The World Economic Forum is due to meet in the Swiss Alpine resort of Davos in January. However they could well be joined by Occupy Igloo protesters if they take up the invitation to join the Swiss youth planning the event.

US slips to fifth place in Global Competitiveness Report

The World Economic Forum has released the Global Competitivenes Report 2011 -2012. Switzerland retains the number one spot whilst the U.S. slips to fifth place.

Nordic countries continue to lead in gender equality: WEF report

Nordic countries continue to show the world how to bridge inequality between men and women. Iceland, Norway, Finland and Sweden are the top four, according to the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report 2010.

Gates Foundation to donate $10 billion for vaccines

Bill Gates, joint founder and current Chairman of Microsoft, announced on Friday that the foundation he established with his wife Melinda would be donating $10 billion to help develop and provide vaccines for children in the poorest parts of the world.

World Economic Forum warns of a financial, sovereign debt crisis

This week the World Economic Forum said there is a one-in-five chance of a second financial crisis that could cost the world at least $1 trillion and a sovereign fiscal crisis.

Iceland best country for women, Yemen worst

What do Iceland, Finland, Norway and Sweden have in common, except for cold winters? These Nordic countries, of all nations in the world, have the smallest equality gap between men and women.

Layoffs causing massive data and intellectual property thefts

If you consider the huge layoffs in recent months, the fact that a lot of people are taking corporate information with them is scary enough. This information is buying new jobs in a murderous employment market. It's also opening up a new crime wave.

World Economic Forum Delegates Announce African Aid Program

NEW YORK (voa) - Delegates at the World Economic Forum in New York City have pledged to create a $500 million aid program to promote economic development in Africa. On Saturday, the world's seven richest industrialized nations plus Russia announced...

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Vladimir Putin, President of Russia
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Has he made the world a better place?
The rankings.
The rankings.
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Fareed Zakaria at the 2011 World Economic Forum.
Fareed Zakaria at the 2011 World Economic Forum.
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French president, Nicolas Sarkozy
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English: Photo of some Arab and other Ministers attending the World Economic Forum on the Middle Eas...
English: Photo of some Arab and other Ministers attending the World Economic Forum on the Middle East; Dead Sea, Jordan. Front row, from left to right: Ahmed Mahmoud Nazif, Prime Minister of Egypt; Adil Abdul-Mahdi, Vice-President of Iraq; Mahinda Rajapaksa, president of Sri Lanka.
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The Global Competitiveness Report 2014 - 2015
The Global Competitiveness Report 2014 - 2015
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Aerial photo of Davos where the World Economic Forum meets
Aerial photo of Davos where the World Economic Forum meets

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