Switzerland

WHO declares war on trans fats

The head of the World Health Organization believes that trans fats, responsible for 500,000 deaths each year, can be eliminated from the global food supply within the next five years.

Europe

A scientist to use assisted suicide to end life in Switzerland

An elderly English-born Australian man who wishes to end his own life, but was denied state assistance because he is not terminally ill.

Islam

Tariq Ramadan: The professor of European Islam

France has held the scholar in solitary confinement since his arrest on February 5 over accusations of sexual assault.

Tariq Ramadan: The professor of European Islam

Europe

UN human rights chief: 'Oppression is fashionable again'

On the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the UN Human Rights Council takes a hard look at violations around the world.

Business & Economy

US, Switzerland top 'financial secrecy' blacklist

Published by the Tax Justice Network, the list ranks financial systems that contribute to crimes like money laundering.

US, Switzerland top 'financial secrecy' blacklist

Sweden

IKEA founder Kamprad dies at 91

IKEA's simple but sturdy designs and self-assembly products are now familiar in homes around the globe.

Switzerland

Cryptocurrencies under the spotlight in Davos

It's been described as a bubble about to burst, a way of laundering money and also as the future of finance.

Counting the Cost

WEF 2018: The problem with Davos

Are the rich and powerful meeting in Davos truly addressing the need for a more just global economic system?

United States

Trump at Davos: America first amid Swiss protests

Trump spoke about the strength of the US economy at Davos, as protesters and professors disputed his rhetoric.

Trump at Davos: America first amid Swiss protests

Europe

Davos: World leaders lambast protectionism

Several world leaders seemed to have a message to deliver to President Trump as they spoke out against protectionism and populism.

Business & Economy

Leaders in Davos brace for Trump's 'America First' agenda

Trump's protectionist tactics expected to clash with globalist views of elites gathered at World Economic Forum.

Europe

WEF 2018: Trump to make address on final day in Davos

Donald Trump's presence at the World Economic Forum has garnered protests from the public and pointed comments from world leaders like India's Narendra Modi.

Business & Economy

Modi attacks 'forces of protectionism' in Davos speech

Praise for India's 'commitment to democracy and diversity' draws attention to treatment of minorities by his government.

Humanitarian crises

North Korea home to least reported humanitarian crisis

North Korea, Eritrea, Vietnam and DRC some of world's least reported humanitarian crises, says Swiss-based NGO.

North Korea is least reported humanitarian crisis: Care

Switzerland

Davos: A chance for change or more of the same?

The 2018 World Economic Forum is to focus on the effect of globalisation, which critics say has widened inequality.