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Iran says Zarif not attending Davos as its organizers 'changed its agenda'

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will not attend the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos this week because its organizers had "abruptly changed its agenda", its foreign ministry..
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Davos 2020: An overview of the WEF summit in numbers

BBC News looks at some of the numbers around the 50th World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
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Climate activists dressed as koalas set off on mountain hike to Davos

Climate activists set off on a three-day hike from Landquart in eastern Switzerland to the ski resort of Davos on Sunday to draw attention to global warming at the World Economic Forum this week.
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I co-founded Occupy Wall Street. Now I'm headed to Davos. Why?

i co-founded occupy wall street. now i'm headed to davos. why?
In a few days the world’s elite, CEOs and world leaders will descend on Davos for the World Economic Forum – and I’ll be there too, encountering the class I’ve been protesting against for most..
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To defuse palm row, Davos diplomacy likely between India, Malaysia

Trade ministers from India and Malaysia are likely to meet on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos next week amid a palm oil spat between the two countries, a Malaysian..
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Davos 2020: What is the World Economic Forum and is it elitist?

The rich and powerful will gather in Davos this week, but claims of elitism still dog the event.
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Davos Forum: Trump to Attend, But Iranian Official Cancels

davos forum: trump to attend, but iranian official cancels
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 the Middle..
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Trump set to return to Davos as Iran's Zarif cancels

U.S. President Donald Trump is set to attend the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos next week, but Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has canceled, organizers of the gathering of..
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Brazil's president not to attend World Economic Forum

brazil's president not to attend world economic forum
RIO DE JANEIRO, Jan. 8 (Xinhua) -- Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro will not attend the upcoming World Economic Forum at...
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Brazil cancels Davos trip for President Bolsonaro, citing security

Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro has canceled a planned trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos this year, presidential spokesman Otavio Rego Barros told reporters on Wednesday.
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Treasury's Mnunchin to head U.S. delegation to Davos conclave

treasury's mnunchin to head u.s. delegation to davos conclave
WASHINGTON: U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will lead a group of U.S. officials who will attend the World Economic Forum later this month in Davos, Switzerland, the White House said Wednesday...
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The 20 countries where people live the longest

the 20 countries where people live the longest
Singapore is the country with the highest life expectancy in the world, according to a new report. The southeast Asian country clocks an average life expectancy of 74.2 years. In second place is Japan,..
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When will women get equal pay? Not for another 257 years, report says

Women won't see equal pay for equal work until 2277, according to the World Economic Forum's Global Gender Gap Report published this week.
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How India lets down its women on health and jobs

India has slipped four places to No. 112 in the latest report on gender parity by World Economic Forum. But the slide in the Global Gender Gap report 2020 is despite a slight improvement in the..
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UK PM Johnson bans ministers from attending Davos: source

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has banned ministers from attending the World Economic Forum for the global elite in Davos next month, according to a Downing Street source.
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India slips to 112th place on gender gap; in bottom-5 on health, economic fronts

India slipped four places to rank 112th globally in terms of gender gap and in terms of women's health & survival and economic participation, India stood in the bottom five globally, as per World..
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Fisherman are joining a "fishing for plastic" project to help clean the oceans

Plastics are the most common form of garbage found in the world's oceans. According to the World Economic Forum, the amount of plastic dumped into oceans is equal to a full garbage truck of plastic..
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Les chefs d'Etat africains à Dubaï pour participer au Forum économique mondial sur l'Afrique

les chefs d'etat africains à dubaï pour participer au forum économique mondial sur l'afrique
DUBAÏ, Émirats Arabes Unis--(BUSINESS WIRE)--oct. 21, 2019-- Des chefs d’État, dix-sept ministres, de hauts responsables et décideurs de gouvernements et des hommes d’affaires africains..
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Nationalism not a negative sentiment, says Foreign Minister S Jaishankar

During the conversation with the journalists at a session of the World Economic Forum, Jaishankar also says that the Kashmir issue did come up in meetings with the US
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Entire neighbourhood, minus one, has been a good story: Jaishankar

"I would say the entire neighbourhood, minus one, had actually been a fairly good story of regional cooperation," Jaishankar said in reference to Pakistan. Responding to a question at a session of the..
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Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina arrives in India on 4-day visit

With an aim to further intensify bilateral relations between the two countries, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday arrived in the national capital on a four-day visit to India. As part..
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Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina arrives in India on 4-day visit; Teesta, Rohingya, NRC to be raised by Dhaka

She will participate as the chief guest in the India Economic Summit being organised by the World Economic Forum (WEF) in New Delhi.
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Africa should not be too quick to embrace the fourth industrial revolution

africa should not be too quick to embrace the fourth industrial revolution
It has been hailed as a transformative moment, one that will bring algorithmic precision to the decisions we make and automate virtually every aspect of our lives, from switching on the lights to..
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In 4 years, India jumps 18 spots on world tourism index

India clocked the biggest improvement among the top performers in global tourism, jumping from 40th in 2017 to 34th in the Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Report 2019 published by the World Economic..
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Job creation is vital for Africa’s success, and 4IR can supply much of that

job creation is vital for africa’s success, and 4ir can supply much of that
As the 28th World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa meeting came to a close against a backdrop of demand for change following social unrest within SA, it was clear that the need to deliver on the promise..
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South Africa anti-rape protesters target business leaders in Cape Town

They gather outside a World Economic Forum event in Cape Town to condemn sexual abuse.
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Female leaders discuss recycling and marine plastic at the Women Political Leaders Summit in Japan

According to the World Economic Forum, at the current rate, oceans will contain more plastic by weight than fish by 2050. Women leaders discuss ways corporations, developing countries, and individuals..
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