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May vows 'open' Britain as banks shift jobs from London

19 January 2017 | 0 comments

Prime Minister Theresa May told the world's elite on Thursday that Britain would become a champion for business and free trade despite Brexit, even as major banks said they planned to shift jobs out of...

UN says expert talks on Cyprus a success

19 January 2017 | 0 comments

The United Nations said two days of expert-level talks on the possible reunification of Cyprus had ended Thursday, describing them as a success but without disclosing any details.The UN-backed negotiations...

New UN chief at Davos seeks allies in business

19 January 2017 | 0 comments

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres used his first address at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Thursday to push for a new partnership with business to help fight climate change and reduce poverty.Guterres...

Elisabeth Mani-Heldstab

19 January 2017 | 0 comments

The WEF helipad is extremely busy during the annual conference.Elisabeth Mani-Heldstab, who lives next door, talks about the comings and goings and importance of the forum.

May vows 'open' Britain as banks shift jobs from London

19 January 2017 | 0 comments

Prime Minister Theresa May told the world's elite on Thursday that Britain would become a champion for business and free trade despite Brexit, even as major banks said they planned to shift jobs out of...

$460-mn vaccine push to 'outsmart' viruses

19 January 2017 | 0 comments

With the world still reeling from outbreaks of deadly Ebola and baby-deforming Zika, governments and charities launched a $460-million (431 million-euro) initiative Thursday to "outsmart" infectious epidemics.The...

As Trump takes oath, LeVine says goodbye

19 January 2017 | 0 comments

The United States’ social media-savvy ambassador to Switzerland, Suzan “Suzi” LeVine, leaves office on Friday, the day Donald Trump – the man shaping politics and business with his own tweets – is inaugurated...

Martin Hänggi

19 January 2017 | 0 comments

Not everyone is happy with the World Economic Forum being hosted in Davos every year. Martin Hänggi has a more critical view of the annual meeting. “I think we could live without the WEF. Without the WEF...

May vows 'open' Britain as banks shift jobs from London

19 January 2017 | 0 comments

Prime Minister Theresa May told the world's elite on Thursday that Britain is open for business despite Brexit, even as major banks announce they are planning to shift jobs out of London.May, speaking...

UN Syria envoy to attend Astana talks

19 January 2017 | 0 comments

The UN's Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura will attend peace talks in the Kazakh capital next week, the United Nations said Thursday, after previously announcing he was sending a deputy. UN Secretary-General...

Vast majority of voters against nuclear power

19 January 2017 | 0 comments

Three out of four Swiss citizens are against nuclear power plants according to a study published in the wake of last November’s nationwide ballot on limiting the lifespan of such installations.Presenting...

Demand for childcare cash leaves national shortage

19 January 2017 | 0 comments

A run on extra funding for crèches is poised to leave federal coffers short in the coming years. As a result, the government has changed who will be eligible.At the current pace of applications, the government’s...

Olympics: Ma's Alibaba and IOC in digital partnership

19 January 2017 | 0 comments

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Alibaba founder Jack Ma announced on Thursday a partnership in which the organisers of the Olympic Games will rely on the Chinese e-commerce titan for a digital...

May vows 'open' Britain as banks shift jobs from London

19 January 2017 | 0 comments

Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday told the world's elite that Britain is open for business despite Brexit, even as banks announce they are planning to shift jobs out of London.May sought to reassure...

Minister sees 'softer' Saudi Arabia in reforms

19 January 2017 | 0 comments

Saudi Arabia will become a "softer", more tolerant place as it reforms its oil-dependent economy, a leading government figure said at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Thursday."We're going to turn...



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