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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her sister Rehana had fun in snow-covered Switzerland where the former attended the World Economic Forum meet in Davos.
At its darkest, this sort of protective politics veers toward fascism; at its best (and the new president's rhetoric did try to reach in that direction) it points toward a pan-ethnic nationalism, a right-wing politics of solidarity. But in ... During ...
But even if nostalgia is a longstanding impulse, its content and prominence on the political stage change over time. Whereas nostalgia began as an individual disease, first diagnosed by a Swiss doctor in the seventeenth century - literally meaning the ...
Europe's future scares Davos elite as political risk mounts ... "They may be forced by politics." From Soros's perspective, the EU is disintegrating following last year's Brexit vote and Italian referendum -- a course that must be reversed.
Trump's promises to fix ravaged relations with Moscow have elated Russia's political elite amid spiraling tensions with Washington over the Ukrainian crisis, the war in Syria and allegations of Russian meddling in the U.S.
Yet more are taking advantage of Switzerland's political stability, technical know-how, strong financial system and low corporate tax rates to set up regional headquarters in the alpine nation.
Davos, Switzerland (AP) - Few people are more eager for Donald Trump's arrival in the White House than those who do business in Russia.
The president's entourage returned to Beijing with him, including his wife Peng Liyuan; Wang Huning, member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and director of the Policy Research Office of the CPC Central ...
The visit was not without controversy, during the Chinese president's visit 800 Tibetan and Swiss activists gathered in the center of Bern to protest against the policies of China towards Tibet.
Other political parties dismiss the Swiss People Party's calculations. Roger Nordmann, president of the leftwing Social Democrats' parliamentary group, called them "false speculation based on hypothetical numbers".
Switzerland has two processes for obtaining Swiss citizenship. Ordinary (or regular) naturalization is the one most people go through; facilitated (or simplified) naturalization is a shorter and less complicated process usually open to the foreign ...
Trump, a political novice, has offered a series of at times contradictory remarks on American nuclear power, saying the country needed to "greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capacity", while later indicating he favoured a disarmament deal with ...
The purpose of the exercise is to identify the security questions that need to be answered and draft a working document which will be communicated to the leaders of the two communities, Nicos Anastasiades and Mustafa Akinci for consideration and ...
At the moment third generation foreigners - meaning those whose grandparents arrived in Switzerland as immigrants - must apply for regular naturalization to get Swiss citizenship, a lengthy process involving the cantons and communes where the person ...
Popular movements on both the left and the right have demonstrated a dangerous willingness to revert to political small- mindedness-to the same nationalist, protectionist, and isolationist agendas that led the world to consume itself in war during in ...
Chinese students, teachers and business owners welcome Chinese President Xi Jinping in front of the Swiss parliament building in Bern, capital of Switzerland on January 15, 2017. [Photo: CRIENGLISH]. Numerous Chinese ... And we hope to have other more ...
Even Switzerland, a bastion of comfortable living, wealth and staid politics, has been recently experiencing political polarisation and controversial referendums. WEF is determined to meet the ... Luis Perron, a Swiss political scientist who consults a ...
If not, you'll be sure to find yourself among other high fliers on the Swiss ski slopes where you can discuss topics like social inclusion with the invitation-only event elites.
It is the first time since 2010 that President Jacob Zuma will not be leading the country's delegation in the small Swiss town of Davos. ... Switzerland - As business, political and social leaders from across the world prepare to meet in Switzerland ...
That political risk comes in the form of Trump's inauguration speech, which promises once again to be one that we simply have to watch, but is likely to stop short of anything that gives more on the fiscal timeline.
Davos, Switzerland (AP) - The gap between the super-rich and the poorest half of the global population is starker than previously thought, with just eight men, from Bill Gates to Michael Bloomberg, owning as much wealth as 3.6 billion people ...
Ermotti has evolved from an investment banker obsessed with implementing strategy into an eloquent voice for business in Swiss politics. He has done well for UBS and, barring an unexpected scandal or an internal power play, the bank's board is likely ...
However, Dr. Nariman Behravesh, chief global economist at IHS Markit told Business Insider, ahead of the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland this week, that if nothing much changes, this could spark greater political risks. "I think ...
Davos, Switzerland - The gap between the super-rich and the poorest half of the global population is starker than previously thought, with just eight men, from Bill Gates to Michael Bloomberg, owning as much wealth as 3.6 billion people, according to ...
And yet, as political leaders, CEOs and top bankers make their annual trek up the Swiss Alps to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, the mood is anything but celebratory. Beneath the veneer of optimism over the economic outlook lurks acute ...
"In my eyes, Singapore and Switzerland are both islands - Switzerland in a political, and Singapore in a physical, sense.
As Switzerland prepares for a controversial immigration referendum next month, the Swiss Federal Railways is under pressure to remove political ads featuring a woman in a burqa, which critics have called offensive propaganda. The Feb. 12 referendum ...
In April last year then-Swiss President Johann Schneider-Ammann was invited to China for a state visit where the countries' bilateral relations were packaged into a strategic partnership that the Swiss government says has "brought a new dimension and ...
Doris Leuthard. That's the name of the incumbent Swiss President in case you wondered or might need it in a general knowledge quiz any time soon.
In the wake of Donald Trump's victory, liberals have begun quaking in their boots over the rise of the xenophobic 'far right.
But Davos is not just about political leaders, he said, insisting that the forum offered a unique platform for cooperation across politics, business, civil society and experts. "The big issues in the world cannot be solved by governments alone or by ...
In the context of Tillerson's controversial appointment, history is a useful guide to understand the rising political power of Big Oil over the past century, a subject I've studied and written about.
The World Economic Forum is best known for its annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland. Held each year in January, the Davos meeting brings together approximately 2,500 invited guests, comprising top business executives, political leaders, and ...
Switzerland Davos Forum German Klaus Schwab, founder and president of the World Economic Forum, WEF, gestures during a press conference, in Cologny near Geneva, Switzerland, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. The World Economic Forum unveiled the program ... In a ...
In 2008, school officials in Basel, Switzerland, ordered a Muslim couple to enroll their daughters in a mandatory swimming class, despite the parents' objections to having their girls learn alongside boys.
WASHINGTON (AP) - John Kerry, the most traveled secretary of state in U.S. history, will make a final round-the-world trip before he steps down next week.
The Swiss football Association believes the expansion of the World Cup from 32 teams to 48 will not water down the quality of the football tournament.
Far-right political parties with anti-immigrant bents, from the National Front in France to the Danish People's Party in Denmark and the Swiss People's Party in Switzerland, have argued that too many Muslims have not managed to assimilate. In May, the ...
A provocative poster created by right-wing politicians to protest simplified naturalization for third generation immigrants in Switzerland has come under fire since ...
Swiss citizens vote for the parliament, which then appoints the seven-member Federal Executive Council. While Switzerland has almost twenty political parties, the Council includes at least one member from each of the four main parties whose coalition ...
In France there are between 23 and 25. Dr Immer thinks the Swiss numbers are so low that the issue will return to the political agenda before 2018, adding that 85% of Switzerland's population are favourable to organ donation, according to Swiss ...
For my new book, Technocracy in America, I researched all the governments that rank higher than the U.S. in socio-economic metrics, such as life expectancy and median income, as well as in political indicators, such as low corruption, high trust in ...
Nigel Farage was stumped just once during his debut as a presenter on LBC radio, after a listener pointed out the apparent hypocrisy of his position on the ...
The Greek Cypriot president, Nicos Anastasiades, left, arrives with the UN's special adviser on Cyprus, Espen Barth Eide, for a new round of Cyprus peace talks in Geneva, Switzerland. ... Leaders of other Cypriot political parties are also in attendance.
Influential business leaders and lawmakers once again descend on the Swiss Alpine resort of Davos next week against a backdrop of rising populism, and early indications suggest they will at least acknowledge the dramatic political shifts of the last ...
Last year Raimondo received permission to release her budget in February so she could attend the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. (She ultimately canceled the trip because of snow.) Raimondo spokesman David Ortiz said the governor was ...


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