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World Economic Forum founder Klaus Schwab says he's worried about Europe's future solidarity, the fallout of plunging oil prices and gaping inequality worldwide

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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.

PHOTO: President and Founder of the World Economic Forum Klaus Schwab gestures as he speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Davos, Switzerland, Monday Jan. 18, 2016. 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 this week. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
President and Founder of the World Economic Forum Klaus Schwab gestures as he speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Davos, Switzerland, Monday Jan. 18, 2016. 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 this week. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

The 77-year-old chief of the world's most recognized annual economic confab tells The Associated Press in an interview Monday that his event fell in line with international condemnation of North Korea's nuclear test this month when it disinvited its foreign minister. WEF had been working hard to bring North Koreans to the 45-year-old annual gathering at the highest level since the 1980s.

After this weekend's landmark end to vast international sanctions against Iran, Foreign Minister Jarid Zarif is set to be a headliner at the Alpine resort as the mostly business event opens Wednesday.

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