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


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.


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


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.


beIN refutes Swiss accusations of corruption

Prosecutors open corruption probe against BeIN's Nasser Al-Khelaifi and FIFA's Jerome Valcke over sale of media rights.

beIN refutes Swiss accusations of corruption


Swiss court rules against sending refugees to Hungary

Switzerland suspends the provisions of the Dublin Convention in relation to Hungary because of insecure conditions.

Court rules against sending asylum seekers to Hungary

Arts & Culture

James Bond actor Roger Moore dies

Family confirms death in Switzerland after bout with cancer of British actor who played the iconic spy in seven films.


Europe's late spring freeze

An intrusion of cold air has pleased skiers, and worried farmers, in Europe

Europe's late spring freeze


Swiss man suspected of abusing 80 boys in Thailand

Suspect admits to taking thousands of pornographic pictures of boys but denies other charges, including molestation.

Swiss man suspected of abusing 80 boys in Thailand

Middle East

Homs blasts threaten to derail Syria talks in Geneva

Officials and rebels spar over attacks targeting government positions as UN envoy suspects 'spoilers' behind violence.


Syrian opposition positive after meeting UN envoy

Opposition official praises Staffan de Mistura's 'positive ideas' at first meeting of new round of Geneva talks.

Geneva talks: Rebels positive after meeting de Mistura