Coronavirus threatens 'years of progress' on climate issues

LONDON (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic threatens to derail any progress made in recent years to deal with the climate change crisis, organizers of the annual gathering of business and political elites...

Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Jan. 21 The Washington Post on how the Senate is handling President Donald Tr...

Davos bolsters security as protesters march toward venue

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Hundreds of disgruntled protesters against the elite World Economic Forum are marching through the Alpine snows toward its annual gathering in Davos, as officials on Monday d...

Davos chief welcomes views of Trump, Greta Thunberg at forum

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The head of the World Economic Forum says it's “reassuring" that U.S. President Donald Trump and climate activist Greta Thunberg will both return to its annual meeting in Dav...

Environmental issues top worries for those heading to Davos

LONDON (AP) — Environmental issues dominate the global risks for top decision-makers over the coming decade, organizers of next week's World Economic Forum in the Swiss ski resort of Davos said Wednes...

Davos forum: Trump to attend, but Iranian official cancels

GENEVA (AP) — Iran’s foreign minister has cancelled an expected appearance at next week's World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, organizers said Tuesday, citing the “backdrop of uncertainty” in t...

Taiwan 4th most innovative country: Global Competitiveness Report 2019

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has claimed 12th place out of 141 economies in the Global Competitiveness Report 2019, edging up one slot from last year, according to a report released by the Worl...

Taiwan makes a splash at APEC WEF meeting

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Legislator Luo-Bing-cheng (羅秉成) led Taiwan’s delegation to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Women and the Economy Forum (WEF) Ministerial Meeting in La S...

Passport-free travel launches at Canada airport

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The World Economic Forum (WEF), in cooperation with the Canadian and Dutch governments, launched a pilot project on June 26 that allows travelers to fly internationally wi...

Angela Merkel tells Davos end of multilateralism means 'misery'

German Chancellor Angela Merkel defended the importance of multilateral institutions while calling for their reform in a speech made Wednesday at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos. "We nee...

World Economic Forum: Tackling the gender gap in Davos

"I was trying to make a point." When Marin Alsop talks about her performance at Davos, she is visibly proud. The conductor usually leads the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, but at the opening ...

The Latest: Retraining workers could help US government

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The Latest on the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland (all times local): 12:15 p.m. Research shows that the U.S. government would s...

With Trump out, Davos chief eyes fixing world architecture

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The founder of the World Economic Forum says U.S. President Donald Trump would have been an "interesting discussion partner" at its annual Davos event starting this week, but...

German, Japanese leaders to attend Davos as Trump sits out

GENEVA (AP) — World Economic Forum executives say government leaders like Germany's Angela Merkel, Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu and Shinzo Abe of Japan will be among those attending its annual Davos ev...

Trump cancels trip to Switzerland over government shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday that he's canceling his trip later this month to a global forum in Switzerland because of the partial government shutdown, now in its 20th day. ...