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World Economic Forum: Swiss non-profit foundation
The World Economic Forum (WEF), based in Cologny-Geneva, Switzerland, is an NGO, founded in 1971. The WEF's mission is cited as "committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic, and other leaders of society to shape global, regional, and industry agendas". It is a membership-based organization, and membership is made up of the world's largest corporations.

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Millennial men are more accepting than ever, but they still won't do laundry

Current trends indicate that it'll take at least 208 years for the U.S. to achieve true gender equality, according to the World Economic Forum.
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Venezuela's Guaido returns home after diplomatic world tour

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido returned home on Tuesday after a three-week whirlwind tour that spanned the World Economic Forum in Davos and the White House as he seeks to rebuild momentum to..
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The GOP solution to lowering carbon emissions? Plant trees [Video]The GOP solution to lowering carbon emissions? Plant trees

Republican lawmakers on Wednesday proposed legislation setting a goal for the United States to plant a trillion trees by 2050 to fight global warming, a plan intended to address climate change by..

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This tree can produce 40 different types of fruit [Video]This tree can produce 40 different types of fruit

A tree growing 40 varieties of apple found a surprising home at the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland last week, as campaigners tried to boost the numbers of ancient Swiss..

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U.S. Treasury Secretary optimistic on trade deal with UK [Video]U.S. Treasury Secretary optimistic on trade deal with UK

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Saturday he was optimistic about the chances of a trade deal between the United States and Britain this year, adding that he earlier met Britain's finance..

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Meet the homelessness activists sleeping in the snow in Davos [Video]Meet the homelessness activists sleeping in the snow in Davos

Davos is known as a chic ski resort, a haunt of the rich and powerful, but in a tent at the bottom of one of the slopes a group of campaigners slept out this week to raise awareness about homelessness...

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Greta Thunberg challenges world leaders on climate change [Video]Greta Thunberg challenges world leaders on climate change

Young, renowned activist slams what she says is inaction of world leaders amid World Economic Forum in Davos.

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George Soros Thinks Trump And Facebook Are Working Together [Video]George Soros Thinks Trump And Facebook Are Working Together

Billionaire George Soros thinks Facebook and President Donald Trump are conspiring. According to Business Insider, he said they are working together for Trump to win the 2020 presidential election. Yet..

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Serbia committed to joining European Union, says President Aleksandar Vučić [Video]Serbia committed to joining European Union, says President Aleksandar Vučić

In an interview at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Serbia’s President Aleksandar Vučić said joining the European Union was of the “utmost significance” for the Serbian people.

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Sajid Javid has 'huge confidence' in Britain after Brexit [Video]Sajid Javid has 'huge confidence' in Britain after Brexit

Chancellor Sajid Javid says he has "huge confidence" in Britain post-Brexit, having met with businesses at the World Economic Forum in Davos. Report by Etemadil. Like us on Facebook at..

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Fake videos and AI rattle nerves in Davos [Video]Fake videos and AI rattle nerves in Davos

Worries about deep fake videos and artificial intelligence took center stage at this year's World Economic Forum and an interactive display gave attendees a chance to create their own deep fake. Ciara..

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World Economic Forum leaders pledge to plant 1 trillion trees [Video]World Economic Forum leaders pledge to plant 1 trillion trees

To help fight climate change and promote biodiversity, Davos leaders launch campaign to plant 1 trillion trees

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Trump focuses on impeachment, harangues Democrats at Davos [Video]Trump focuses on impeachment, harangues Democrats at Davos

US President Trump's impeachment trial overshadows trade at World Economic Forum on last day of his attendance.

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The Prince of Wales meets Greta Thunberg [Video]The Prince of Wales meets Greta Thunberg

The Prince of Wales met climate activist Greta Thunberg in Davos on Wednesday after telling world leaders "we simply cannot waste any more time" in the battle to save the planet. In a keynote address..

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The Prince of Wales urges climate action [Video]The Prince of Wales urges climate action

The Prince of Wales delivered a keynote address at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, in which he urged government and business chiefs to help the private sector lead efforts to tackle..

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Prince Charles discusses climate change with Greta Thunberg [Video]Prince Charles discusses climate change with Greta Thunberg

Following his speech on decarbonisation at the World Economic Forum in Davos Prince Charles met with climate activist Greta Thunberg to discuss the climate emergency. The Prince left the conference in..

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Donald Trump: Impeachment trial a 'total hoax' [Video]Donald Trump: Impeachment trial a 'total hoax'

President Donald Trump is leaving the World Economic Forum in Switzerland with bullish talk on the US economy and lashing out at his Senate impeachment trial back in Washington. Mr Trump called a..

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Trump 'would have loved' to see Greta speak at Davos [Video]Trump 'would have loved' to see Greta speak at Davos

U.S. President Donald Trump, speaking at a news conference in Davos, Switzerland, said that Swedish climate change activist Greta Thunberg "ought to focus" on "other countries" instead of the "clean..

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Sajid Javid: UK to press on with digital services tax [Video]Sajid Javid: UK to press on with digital services tax

Chancellor Sajid Javid insisted the UK would press ahead with its digital services tax despite international opposition. Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, he acknowledged that an..

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Trump meets Iraqi president in Davos [Video]Trump meets Iraqi president in Davos

President Trump said he has a "whole host of very dificult things to discuss" with his Iraqi counterpart, as the pair spoke to the media at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

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A 'trillion trees' are not enough: Thunberg vs Trump [Video]A 'trillion trees' are not enough: Thunberg vs Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump used his part of his Davos speech to rail against climate activists while pledging to join a multinational tree-planting initiative. In an apparent rebuttal, Greta Thunberg..

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Davos 2020: Donald Trump and Greta Thunberg clash on climate at World Economic Forum in Davos [Video]Davos 2020: Donald Trump and Greta Thunberg clash on climate at World Economic Forum in Davos

Teenage activist Greta Thunberg turns to sarcasm to make her point on climate change as her nemesis Donald Trump hits out at the "prophets of doom".View on euronews

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A 'trillion trees' is not enough: Thunberg vs Trump [Video]A 'trillion trees' is not enough: Thunberg vs Trump

Thousands of miles away from his impeachment trial in Washington, President Trump was in Davos where he pledged to plant join an initiative to plant trillion trees. Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg..

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Trump denounces 'predictions of apocalypse' at Davos [Video]Trump denounces 'predictions of apocalypse' at Davos

U.S. President Donald Trump urged a packed forum at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Tuesday to "reject the perennial prophets of doom and their predictions of the apocalypse."

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'Stop (f)lying to us': Swiss ski town's teens join Greta in protest

A short walk from where she spent the week rubbing shoulders with world leaders, Greta Thunberg showed solidarity with the climate strikers of Davos on the last day of the World Economic Forum (WEF).
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Greta, Merkel, big oil and a tax truce - Davos Thursday highlights

Here are the highlights from Day 3 of the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in the Swiss ski resort of Davos:
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Trump's parting gifts, the Piano Man, Greta meets a prince - Davos Wednesday highlights

The annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) rolled on into Wednesday in the Swiss ski resort of Davos.
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Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin tells climate change activist Greta Thunberg to get an economics degree

Thunberg, 17, spoke at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, where she made an impassioned plea for the world to stop using fossil fuels.
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Italian PM Conte pulls out of Davos trip amid political turmoil

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte canceled a planned trip to the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos on Thursday, a day after the head of the co-governing 5 Star Movement resigned, piling..
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Zurich police use tear gas, water cannons on World Economic Forum protesters

Swiss police on Wednesday used water cannons, rubber bullets and tear gas to subdue demonstrators in Zurich who ignited fireworks and threw bottles as part of a protest targeting the annual World..
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Trump laments missing Davos star Greta's speech

U.S. President Donald Trump called climate activists like Greta Thunberg "prophets of doom" at the World Economic Forum on Tuesday. By Wednesday he was lamenting not having watched the teenage..
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Trump has parting words for the star of Davos, Greta Thunberg

Just before he departed the slopes of Davos, U.S. President Donald Trump had some final words for Greta Thunberg, saying he would have loved to have seen her speak at the World Economic Forum.
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Trump leaves Davos after downplaying friction with Iraq, condemning impeachment

Before leaving the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, President Donald Trump went after impeachment managers Adam Schiff and Jerrold Nadler.
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The Greta and Trump show - Davos highlights on Tuesday

The annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) kicked off on Tuesday in the ski town of Davos.
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Hong Kong commerce secretary says city on high alert to deal with coronavirus

The Hong Kong government is on high alert to deal with a new flu-like coronavirus that has killed nine people in mainland China, the city's commerce secretary, Edward Yau, told Reuters at the World..
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Trump to break bread with Apple's Cook and other CEOs: sources

U.S. President Donald Trump will attend a breakfast meeting on Wednesday with Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook and other business leaders on the sidelines of the annual meeting of the World Economic..
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Doc Martens and youthful energy shake up Davos agenda

Often seen as the preserve of old, rich men, this year's World Economic Forum has thrust around a dozen teenage "change-makers" to the top of its agenda, adding fresh voices, energy and fashion to..
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Greta Thunberg’s Remarks at the Davos Economic Forum

The Swedish climate activist spoke Tuesday afternoon at an event hosted by The New York Times and the World Economic Forum.
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Trump at Davos: We must reject 'prophets of doom'

President Donald Trump tells the World Economic Forum that "we must reject the perennial prophets of doom." Trump highlighted the US economy. (Jan. 21)  
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Hong Kong's Lam in Davos charm drive as protests persist

For Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam the World Economic Forum in Davos is a chance to convince global business and political leaders that the Asian financial hub is back on track.
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Trump says 'America is thriving' at Switzerland economic forum before impeachment trial

Before his speech at the World Economic Forum, Trump told reporters impeachment is "just a hoax" and "a witch hunt that's been going on for years."
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Swiss uncovered suspected Davos spy plot by Russian 'plumbers': paper

Swiss officials foiled an apparent spying operation by Russians posing as plumbers in Davos, site of the World Economic Forum's annual meeting, a newspaper reported on Tuesday, but police did not..
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Greta Thunberg’s Message at Davos Forum: ‘Our House Is Still on Fire’

The Swedish climate activist will accuse leaders of “empty words and promises” that will do little to avert a climate crisis, according to prepared remarks.
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AP Top Stories January 20 2020

Here's the latest for Tuesday January 21st: Trump goes to World Economic Forum in Switzerland; Senate reconvenes Tuesday for impeachment trial; Chinese executive's extradition hearing continues in..
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President Trump arrives at Davos economic forum

President Trump arrived on Tuesday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The trip puts him thousands of miles from his Senate impeachment trial, which reconvenes on Tuesday. (Jan. 21)
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Greta Thunberg calls on world leaders to listen to young activists

Greta Thunberg, who has inspired a new generation of activists to attend the World Economic Forum in Davos this year, urged world leaders to listen to young people on Tuesday.
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Trump, Greta and unicorns - What to watch for at Davos on Tuesday

The annual meeting of the World Economic Forum kicked off on Tuesday in the Swiss ski resort of Davos.
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Impeachment trial, World Economic Forum: 5 things you need to know Tuesday

The Senate resumes President Donald' Trump's impeachment trial as he meets world leaders in Davos. Here's the top news to start your morning.
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White House unveils list of leaders to meet with President Trump at forum in Davos

President Donald Trump will hold a series of meetings with various world leaders when he heads to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland this week, the White House said.
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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