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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.

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.

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.

Trump will participate in Davos: White House

Washington - US President Donald Trump will attend the World Economic Forum in Davos next month, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Tuesday.

US tops WEF competitiveness ranking but obesity weighs on score

Geneva - The United States has the world's most competitive economy, a World Economic Forum ranking showed Wednesday, but inequality and health problems including obesity took a toll on its score."The United States tops the 2018 rankings, ...

Laos to press on with dam-building after deadly collapse: PM

Hanoi - Laos' premier on Wednesday said the Communist country will press on with its ambitious hydropower strategy after a dam collapse killed dozens, but vowed to intenisfy scrutiny on the lucrative mega projects.

China warns of protectionism as US trade row simmers

Hanoi - China warned Wednesday that protectionism threatens global growth and cautioned "individual countries" against isolationism, in a veiled reference to the deepening trade spat between Washington and Beijing that is being closely watched across Asia.

US-China trade spat looms over regional WEF meeting

Hanoi - Threats by US President Donald Trump to slap more punishing tariffs on Chinese goods are set to dominate a meeting of Asian business bigwigs and leaders that opens Wednesday in Hanoi.

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.

Gender inequality widening after decade of progress: WEF

Geneva - A decade of slow progress towards better parity between the sexes has screeched to a halt, the World Economic Forum (WEF) said Thursday, warning the global gender gap was now widening.

Economic gender gap could take 170 years to close: WEF

Geneva - The economic gender gap could take 170 years to close after progress towards parity between the sexes suffered "a dramatic slowdown", the World Economic Forum (WEF) said in a report on Wednesday.

Richest 1% own more than the rest of us: Oxfam

Paris - The richest one percent of the world's population now own more than the rest of us combined, aid group Oxfam said Monday, on the eve of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos.

Richest 1% to own half of world’s wealth by 2016, says Oxfam

Paris - Wealth accumulated by the richest one percent will exceed that of the other 99 percent in 2016, the Oxfam charity said Monday, ahead of the annual meeting of the world's most powerful at Davos, Switzerland.

Gender equality at work more than 80 years off

Geneva - If you're waiting for gender equality in the workplace, be prepared to wait a long time.
 

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Gobekli Tepe was recreated in ice for the the World Economic Forum in Davos  Switzerland.
Gobekli Tepe was recreated in ice for the the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
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The WEF asks -  Are we sleepwalking into a new global crisis?
The WEF asks - "Are we sleepwalking into a new global crisis?"
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Davos, Switzerland, where the World Economic Forum holds its Annual Meetings. Taken January 2005.
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