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Stories with subject: World Economic Forum Annual Meeting
  • Iraq seeks more coalition trainers for local police 
    Updated: Jan-23-16 3:34 pm

    ABOARD A US MILITARY AIRCRAFT - Senior U.S. defense and military officials say that Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi is asking the coalition for more police training, particularly for Sunnis who will have to secure Ramadi and other towns once Islamic State militants are ousted.

  • Global policymakers seek to reassure after market turbulence 
    Updated: Jan-23-16 11:07 am

    DAVOS, Switzerland - At the end of another turbulent week in financial markets, leading global policymakers sought Saturday to ease concerns over the economic outlook for 2016 and insisted that the slowdown in China is a natural turn for an economy in transition.

  • The Latest: Robot prototype draws crowds in Davos story has photos
    Updated: Jan-23-16 10:01 am

    DAVOS, Switzerland - The latest developments from the final day of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, where top executives and world leaders are meeting this week. All times local.

  • Spacey: Frank Underwood would appreciate US campaign 
    Updated: Jan-22-16 11:05 am

    DAVOS, Switzerland - Frank Underwood would find the U.S. electoral campaign "amusing," says Kevin Spacey, who plays the ruthless politician in the TV show "House of Cards."

  • Iraqi PM wants Turkey to pull out troops story has photos
    Updated: Jan-22-16 10:23 am

    DAVOS, Switzerland - Iraq's prime minister appealed Friday to Turkey to pull its troops out of Iraqi territory and instead provide training and equipment to fight the Islamic State group, which he and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry insisted is losing ground.

  • US drops opposition to multilateral Argentine loans 
    Updated: Jan-21-16 3:32 pm

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - The United States says it will no longer oppose lending to Argentina from multilateral banks.

  • US urges Afghanistan-Pakistan on Afghan peace process 
    Updated: Jan-21-16 9:22 am

    DAVOS, Switzerland - The United States on Thursday urged the leaders of Afghanistan and Pakistan to support a credible peace process with the Afghan Taliban.

  • Raimondo cancels Davos trip ahead of snowstorm 
    Updated: Jan-20-16 6:56 pm

    PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Gov. Gina Raimondo has canceled her trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, to prepare for a snowstorm that could hit New England this weekend.

  • Biden wisecracks at Davos, then warns of digital age threats 
    Updated: Jan-20-16 4:11 pm

    DAVOS, Switzerland - Ever the jokester, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden ribbed his boss Wednesday at the World Economic Forum before getting serious to chide tax-dodgers and warn about the possible dangers that the digital revolution and growing automation could pose to jobs.

  • AP Interview: Iran's top diplomat decries US 'coercion' story has photos
    Updated: Jan-20-16 10:07 am

    DAVOS, Switzerland - New U.S. sanctions over Iran's ballistic missile testing are an example of an American "addiction to coercion" despite improved relations and a historic nuclear deal, Iran's foreign minister said in an interview Wednesday.

  • DiCaprio rips Big Oil at Davos confab of business leaders story has photos
    Updated: Jan-19-16 2:31 pm

    DAVOS, Switzerland - Fresh off his Golden Globe win, Leonardo DiCaprio drew ooohs, ahhs and smiles from a crowd as he was honored for his work against the climate crisis at the World Economic Forum in Davos. Then he ripped into Big Oil.

  • AP Interview: Davos chief says Europe, oil among worries 
    Updated: Jan-19-16 7:26 am

    DAVOS, Switzerland - As leaders from the world of politics and business arrive Tuesday in droves for the start of the World Economic Forum in the Swiss ski resort of Davos, the event's founder is in somber mood.

  • Get a grip on inequality, leaders urged in run-up to Davos 
    Updated: Jan-18-16 12:15 pm

    DAVOS, Switzerland - The world's political and business elite are being urged to do more than pay lip service to growing inequalities around the world as they head off for this week's World Economic Forum in the Swiss ski resort of Davos.

  • Davos chief: Europe, falling oil, inequality among worries 
    Updated: Jan-18-16 11:38 am

    DAVOS, Switzerland - At Davos, Iran is center-stage, North Korea has been disinvited for nuclear saber-rattling, and World Economic Forum founder Klaus Schwab says he's worried about Europe's future, the fallout of plunging oil prices and gaping inequality worldwide.

  • Uneasy times: What to look out for at Davos this year 
    Updated: Jan-17-16 4:59 am

    LONDON - Extremist attacks, plunging markets, and the break-neck pace of technological innovation. The world is beset by uncertainties as 2,500 business executives, political leaders and activists gather in the Swiss Alpine town of Davos this week.

  • N. Korea slams World Economic Forum for revoking invitation 
    Updated: Jan-14-16 1:07 pm

    SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea on Thursday criticized organizers of the World Economic Forum in Davos for revoking an invitation to its delegation in the wake of a nuclear test.

  • World Economic Forum warns of growing array of global risks 
    Updated: Jan-14-16 11:33 am

    LONDON - The global economy faces an array of risks, from natural disasters related to climate change to the rise of the Islamic State group and increasingly sophisticated cyberattacks, according to experts polled by the World Economic Forum, which organizes the annual gathering of political and business leaders in the Swiss resort of Davos.

  • World Economic Forum revokes invite to North Korea for Davos story has photos
    Updated: Jan-13-16 7:29 am

    GENEVA - Organizers of the World Economic Forum in Davos say they have revoked an invitation to a delegation from North Korea, in what appears to be an international rebuke over the secretive Communist country's nuclear test this month.