Opinion

Inequality, injustice and the elite's annual 'show' in Davos

The attendees of the WEF undoubtedly know inequality is a problem, but they're not interested in finding solutions.

Larry Beinhart

by Larry Beinhart

Larry Beinhart

Europe

What will Trump's absence mean for Davos summit?

China's slowing economy is likely to be high on agenda, made worse by the recent ongoing trade war with the US.

Afghanistan

Kabul to seek support for Afghan-led peace plan in Geneva talks

A two-day international conference in the Swiss city comes at a time when US is seeking a peace deal with the Taliban.

Health

New electronic implant helping paraplegics walk again

Life-changing technology from scientists in Switzerland could also repair damaged spinal cords.

New electronic implant helping paraplegics walk again

Switzerland

Switzerland halts arms export to Saudi over Khashoggi

Bern temporarily stops sending spare parts and munitions for air-defence systems and firearms for private use.

Switzerland suspends arms shipment to Saudi over Khashoggi case

Switzerland

Swiss region votes to ban face veil in public places

Northeastern canton of St Gallen bans face veils in what critics call an Islamophobic move.

Swiss region of St Gallen votes to ban 'burqa' in public places

Switzerland

Swiss to vote on regional 'burqa ban'

A referendum in Switzerland's northeastern St Gallen region is considering introducing a regional 'burqa ban'.

Swiss to vote on regional 'burqa ban'

Human Rights

Tens of thousands rally for wage equality in Switzerland

Some 20,000 people marched in Bern on Saturday demanding wage equality between the genders.

Tens of thousands rally for wage equality in Switzerland

Germany

Germany may tighten border with France, Switzerland

The German government is considering reintroducing border controls with France and Switzerland to curb undocumented immigration, but after 20 years without, many businesses oppose the move.

Europe

Switzerland mudslide: Alpine town caught in deluge

A flash flood in the alpine town of Chamoson caught residents and passers-by by complete surprise.

Europe

Nuclear disarmament: 50 years since landmark global deal

The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty was created 50 years ago and by many measures, it has been a success, but experts warn efforts towards nuclear disarmament are slowing.

Switzerland

WHO: Gaming addiction 'a mental health disorder'

The World Health Organization's decision to label addiction to digital and video games as a mental health condition puts it at odds with gaming industry organisations.

World Cup 2018

World Cup 2018: Brazil held by Swiss, Germany stunned by Mexico

Former champions draw 1-1 with Switzerland after holders Germany were shocked by Mexico in earlier match.

World Cup 2018: Brazil held by Swiss, Germany stunned by Mexico

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.