World Economic Forum Annual Meeting

Kristalina Georgieva, CEO of the World Bank, Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda, and Cyril Ramaphosa, President of South Africa, from left, participate in a session at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
January 25, 2019 - 7:20 am
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — World Bank chief Kristalina Georgieva urged the global elites to take a simple step to understand the urgency of combating climate change: "Get the picture of your children, your grandchildren in front of you." Speaking on the last day of the World Economic Forum in Davos...
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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, right, speaks with Constitutional Assembly President Diosdado Cabello at the Supreme Court during an annual ceremony that marks the start of the judicial year in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019. Cabello and other high-ranking allies pledged to stand behind Maduro and denounced Juan Guaido who declared himself interim president on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
January 24, 2019 - 3:45 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 4:25 p.m. President Nicolas Maduro has ordered all Venezuelan diplomats home from the United States and is closing its embassy — despite U.S. refusal to do the same in his country. Maduro said Thursday that...
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This photo shows Clorox's stainless steel wipe container designed for use with Loop. The new shopping platform announced at the World Economic Forum aims to change the way people buy many products, from food to personal-care and home products. Loop would do away with disposable containers for some name-brand products, including some shampoos and laundry detergents. Instead, those products would be delivered in sleek, reusable containers that will be picked up at your door, washed and refilled. (Dara Rackley/TerraCycle via AP)
January 24, 2019 - 9:52 am
A new shopping platform announced Thursday at the World Economic Forum aims to change the way we buy many brand-name products. Loop, as the platform is called, would do away with disposable containers for things like shampoo and laundry detergent from some of the world's biggest manufacturers...
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Ireland's Prime Minister Leo Varadkar attends a session of the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019. (Gian Ehrenzeller/Keystone via AP)
January 24, 2019 - 8:11 am
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The Latest on the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland (all times local): 2:10 p.m. Irish Premier Leo Varadkar says Britain will face "enormous difficulties" if it crashes out of the European Union without a deal that could leave it unable to strike trade deals with...
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Netherlands' Prime Minister Mark Rutte attends a session of the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019. (Gian Ehrenzeller/Keystone via AP)
January 24, 2019 - 7:35 am
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Europe's divisions were on display Thursday at the World Economic Forum in the Swiss ski resort of Davos, with key leaders arguing over the region's big issues, from Brexit to the Italian populist government's tough approach to the EU. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte was...
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A currency trader stands near the screen showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019. Asian stocks were mostly higher on Thursday as positive U.S. earnings reports reassured investors that the world’s largest economy was on track. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
January 24, 2019 - 1:50 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian stocks were mostly higher on Thursday as positive U.S. earnings reports reassured investors that the world's largest economy was on track. Comments by a top Chinese official buoyed trading too, but poor Japanese data for the second straight day weighed on the Nikkei 225 index...
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16 year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg arrives to attend the 49th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum, WEF, in Davos, Switzerland, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019. (Valentin Flauraud/Keystone via AP)
January 23, 2019 - 4:36 pm
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — There aren't many people who spend 32 hours on a train to get to the World Economic Forum in the Swiss ski resort of Davos and plan to sleep in a tent. Someone who did is 16-year-old Swedish schoolgirl Greta Thunberg, who received clearance to miss her classes in Stockholm...
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Singer and co-founder of RED Bono, 2nd right, gestures to Afsaneh Mashayekhi Beschloss, founder of RockCreek, Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of IMF and Rwanda President Paul Kagame, from left, as he arrives for the "Closing the Financing Gap" session at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
January 23, 2019 - 3:00 pm
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The Latest on the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland (all times local): 8:30 p.m. There aren't many people, if any at all, who spend 32 hours on a train to get to the World Economic Forum in the Swiss ski resort of Davos and then sleep in a tent. Someone who did is...
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The sun shines through European Union flags tied to railings outside parliament in London, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. British Prime Minister Theresa May unveiled her Brexit Plan B on Monday — and it looks a lot like Plan A. May launched a mission to resuscitate her rejected European Union divorce deal, setting out plans to get it approved by Parliament after securing changes from the EU to a contentious Irish border measure. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
January 23, 2019 - 9:12 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's exit from the European Union (all times local): 2:10 p.m. German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she is working for a "well-ordered" Brexit as confusion reigns over how Britain is to leave the European Union on March 29. Addressing delegates at the World Economic...
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Jair Bolsonaro, President of Brazil, participates in a session at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
January 22, 2019 - 1:38 pm
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro pledged to work "in harmony with the world" to cut carbon emissions, aiming to quell international concerns that his country, the main custodian of the oxygen-rich Amazon, could put economic interests over environmental ones. The...
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