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U.S. tells Thunberg to 'study economics' in Davos climate spat

Jan 24, 2020 - 12:35 AM

The spat between US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Greta Thunberg highlights the tensions over climate change at the World Economic Forum in Davos

MNUCHIN. US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin attends a session at the Congres center during the World Economic Forum in Davos, on January 21, 2020. Photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Suspected Russian 'plumber' spies found in Davos in 2019

Jan 21, 2020 - 11:33 PM

A Swiss newspaper says the two men, who were stopped but not arrested in August 2019, were suspected of carrying out 'preparatory work' for spying on the World Economic Forum, which is taking place in Davos this week

Trump rejects climate 'prophets of doom' as Thunberg warns Davos

Jan 21, 2020 - 6:30 PM

(UPDATED) Meanwhile, Greta Thunberg underlines the message that has inspired millions around the world – that governments are failing to wake up to the reality of climate change

TRUMP AT DAVOS. US President Donald Trump delivers a speech at the Congress center during the World Economic Forum  annual meeting in Davos, on January 21, 2020. (Photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Billionaires richer than 60% of the world's population – Oxfam

Jan 20, 2020 - 5:59 PM

Oxfam says poor women and girls were at the bottom of the scale, putting in '12.5 billion hours of unpaid care work each and every day,' estimated to be worth at least $10.8 trillion a year.

Davos bosses sound alarm over climate, political fires

Jan 15, 2020 - 6:06 PM

The World Economic Forum says the survey is a call to arms as wildfires rage in Australia and governments struggle to articulate collective action on climate change

WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM. In this file photo taken on January 21, 2019, a man walks past a sign of the World Economic Forum (WEF) ahead of the WEF annual meeting at the Congress Centre in Davos, eastern Switzerland. File photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

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

Jan 21, 2019 - 9:23 AM

'The super-rich and corporations are paying lower rates of tax than they have in decades,' and the result, Oxfam says, 'the human costs -- children without teachers, clinics without medicines –- are huge'

RICH GET RICHER. Oxfam said  This file photo taken on June 17, 2014 shows Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos presenting the company's first smartphone, the Fire Phone, in Seattle, Washington. Amazon founder Jeff Bezos became the world's richest person on July 27, 2017, as a jump in the share price of the US tech giant enabled him to overtake Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Forbes magazine estimated. The magazine said its real-time tracking of personal fortunes showed Bezos with a net worth of $90.5 billion, ahead of the $90 billion for Gates. / AFP PHOTO / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / David Ryder

Dodging bad headlines and boos, Trump tries to charm Davos

Jan 26, 2018 - 6:50 PM

(UPDATED) Trump's audience boos him when he strays off script during a brief question session after the speech with an attack on the 'nasty,' 'mean,' 'vicious,' and 'fake' press

TRUMP IN DAVOS. US President Donald Trump answers to journalists upon his arrival to address the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting on January 26, 2018 in Davos, eastern Switzerland. Photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, January 11, 2017

Jan 11, 2017 - 11:40 AM

Hello Here s a roundup of news you need to know this Wednesday

US President Barack Obama speaks during his farewell address in Chicago, Illinois on January 10, 2017. Barack Obama closes the book on his presidency, with a farewell speech in Chicago that will try to lift supporters shaken by Donald Trump's shock election. / AFP PHOTO / Nicholas Kamm

Pope Francis on parenting, the world's richest, Pacquiao-Mayweather | The wRap

Jan 20, 2015 - 7:27 PM

Pope Francis says Catholics shouldn’t “breed like rabbits The one percent will control more than half of the world’s wealth in 2016 Pacquiao gives Mayweather a deadline

Richest 1% to own more than everyone else by 2016

Jan 19, 2015 - 2:14 PM

Oxfam: The scale of global inequality is quite simply staggering and despite the issues shooting up the global agenda the gap between the richest and the rest is widening fast

Filipino residents living in shanties along a river bank collect useful items in the trash in Pasay City, south of Manila, Philippines, 27 December 2014. Francis R. Malasig/EPA

FAST FACTS: The World Economic Forum

May 13, 2014 - 11:47 PM

The Philippines is hosting this year s World Economic Forum on East Asia Here are some facts you need to know about the forum

World leaders sign Zero Hunger Declaration at Davos

Jan 28, 2014 - 1:02 PM

The WFP puts hunger in the spotlight at the World Economic Forum

COMMITMENT TO ACTION. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and over 50 others sign the Zero Hunger Challenge Declaration at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Photo by The WFP

Japan PM seeks limelight as global elite gathers in Davos

Jan 22, 2014 - 10:40 AM

The focus of the first full day reflects a more traditional business agenda with participants debating issues including the relationship between Africa s economic and population growth

HELLO, DAVOS. Musicians are silhouetted before the Crystal Award ceremony on the eve of the opening of the 44th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF), in Davos, Switzerland, 21 January 2014. Jean-Christophe Bott/EPA

Iran's Rouhani among some 40 world leaders expected in Davos

Jan 15, 2014 - 11:26 PM

Iran leader Hassan Rouhani is expected to make an appearance at this year s World Economic Forum

DAVOS BOUND. Iran leader Hassan Rouhani is expected to make an appearance at this year's World Economic Forum. AFP Photo

Why winter does not suit Aquino

Jan 27, 2013 - 5:00 PM

The winter bite reminded him of his Boston days during the martial law years

ALL BUNDLED UP. President Benigno Aquino gears up for the freezing winter in Davos, Switzerland. Photo by Malacañang bureau

Aquino: Davos shows PH's new image

Jan 25, 2013 - 6:20 PM

President Aquino concedes reforms need to be institutionalized

PH's anti-corruption efforts 'inspire' Davos audience - Carandang

Jan 25, 2013 - 1:00 PM

The Philippine government s efforts to weed out corruption gets very good reception from global leaders and top corporate executives who attended a side event at the World Economic Forum WEF annual meeting in Davos Switzerland

ANNUAL GATHERING. President Aquino speaks about the Philippines' anti-corruption efforts at a World Economic Forum side event in Davos, Switzerland. Photo by AFP

Aquino to attend Ayala-hosted dinner in Davos

Jan 24, 2013 - 1:46 PM

Among the events President Benigno Aquino III and his entourage will attend during his trip to Davos Switzerland is an invitation only dinner hosted by Filipino businessmen Jaime and Fernando Zobel de Ayala

Aquino to meet with Volkswagen execs in Davos

Jan 23, 2013 - 8:52 PM

Meeting the representatives of the carmaker which has expressed interest in reestablishing operations in the Philippines will be Aquino s first activity when he and his party arrives in the host town of the World Economic Forum