Tag: Davos (Switzerland)

Site That Ran Anti-Semitic Remarks Got Passes for Trump Trip

To coordinate coverage of President Trump’s trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, the White House provided press credentials to the usual mix of American news organizations, including Fox News, Reuters and The New York Times. One media outlet stood out: TruNews, a website aimed at conservative Christians whose founder, a pastor named […]

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Women, Burdened With Unpaid Labor, Bear Brunt of Global Inequality

“The fact that women around the world are doing so much work that is uncompensated, unrecognized and unsupported is part of the problem.” — Gawain Kripke, policy director at Oxfam America As world leaders and executives descended in their private jets this week on the snow-capped town of Davos, Switzerland, to discuss climate change and […]

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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin Takes Jab at Greta Thunberg at Davos

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin dismissed criticisms by the climate activist Greta Thunberg on Thursday, saying that she lacked the expertise to call for a complete divestment from the fossil fuel industry. “After she goes and studies economics in college, she can come back and explain that to us,” he said at a press briefing at […]

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Climate Change Could Cause the Next Financial Meltdown

FRANKFURT — Climate change has already been blamed for deadly bush fires in Australia, dying coral reefs, rising sea levels and ever more cataclysmic storms. Could it also cause the next financial crisis? A report issued this week by an umbrella organization for the world’s central banks argued that the answer is yes, while warning […]

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Trump, in Davos to Talk Trade, Lashes Out at Enemies Back Home

DAVOS, Switzerland — President Trump unleashed on Democrats and the media in a wide-ranging news conference on Wednesday before leaving Davos to return to Washington, where his impeachment trial is underway in the Senate, claiming that he would prefer a long trial with witnesses but national security issues made that impossible. A day earlier, Mr. […]

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Davos Has a Credibility Problem

DAVOS, Switzerland — Salvador Gómez-Colón, a teenage environmental and humanitarian activist from Puerto Rico, started the day Tuesday by telling business and government leaders that they didn’t have much credibility. “We’re tired of too much coming to Davos and going back and not doing anything,” Mr. Gómez-Colón said. “We’re tired of empty promises, we’re tired […]

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Trump to Focus on Economy at Davos, Seeking a Counter to Impeachment

DAVOS, Switzerland — Before the Senate impeachment trial begins in earnest on Tuesday, President Trump was more than 4,000 miles away from Washington, in this glitzy Alpine village, planning to drive a competing narrative — one that has nothing to do with pressure on Ukraine, abuse of power or obstruction of Congress. In his first […]

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The Davos Plutocrats Warm Up to Trump

DAVOS, Switzerland — The last time President Trump arrived at the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting, his trip was treated with deep skepticism, if not disdain, by the business and political leaders who gather once a year in this ski town in the Swiss Alps. It was 2018 and even with his newly enacted tax […]

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Climate Change Takes Center Stage in Davos

Even before catastrophic fires broke out in Australia in late fall, climate change was at the top of the list of priorities at the 50th anniversary of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, this week. But those fires — preceded by others in California — along with rising sea levels, flooding and supercharged storms, […]

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The Story of China’s Economic Rise Unfolds in Switzerland

SHANGHAI — Beijing’s alliance with the World Economic Forum started in 1979 with the arrival in Davos, Switzerland, of a small team of free-market economists led by a wizened Chinese intellectual, Qian Junrui, who had barely survived Mao’s Cultural Revolution. He had been imprisoned for eight years, tortured and repeatedly beaten unconscious. China and Davos […]

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