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US financier & philanthropist George Soros on Thursday pledged one billion dollars for a new university network project to battle the erosion of civil society in a world increasingly ruled by would-be and actual dictators and beset by climate change

George Soros budgets $1 billion to fight dictators, including Donald Trump

US financier and philanthropist George Soros on Thursday pledged one billion dollars for a new university network project to battle the erosion of civil society in a world increasingly ruled by “would-be and actual dictators” and beset by climate change.
U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday warned that the United States will impose painful tariffs on imports from the European Union unless the block agrees to a trade deal.

Davos: Donald Trump says ‘would have loved’ to meet Greta Thunberg

US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would have loved to have met Swedish environment activist Greta Thunberg at Davos but added that she should not focus her anger on the United States.
U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday warned that the United States will impose painful tariffs on imports from the European Union unless the block agrees to a trade deal.

Donald Trump threatens EU with ‘very high tariffs’ if there is no trade deal

“Europe has been very, very tough to deal with,’’ Trump told U.S. broadcaster, CNBC at the World Economic Forum summit in the Swiss town of Davos, one day after meeting European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen there.
The strong performance of the U.S. economy under the current administration is a model that the rest of the world should follow, U.S. President Donald Trump said at the World Economic Forum.

US president decries ‘climate prophets of doom’

United States President Donald Trump has decried climate “prophets of doom” in a speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos, where sustainability is the main theme.
Mitch McConnell

Donald Trump trial opens with clash over witnesses

The historic impeachment trial of US President Donald Trump opened with fireworks Tuesday as Democrats angrily accused Senate Republicans of seeking a “cover-up” without witnesses or new evidence.
Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg attends a session at the Congres center during the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, on January 21, 2020. (Photo by Fabrice COFFRINI - AFP)

Greta Thunberg slams climate change inaction as Davos awaits Donald Trump

Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg on Tuesday slammed global inaction on climate change in front of the world’s top business leaders, as the annual Davos forum faced up to the perils of global warming while bracing for an address from US President Donald Trump.
Donald Trump

Donald Trump rejects impeachment charges as an affront to US constitution

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday rejected the Democratic-led House of Representatives’ impeachment charges, describing the allegations that he had abused his power and obstructed Congress as affronts to the U.S. Constitution that must be rejected.

Oxfam discloses billionaires richer than 60 percent of world’s population

Oxfam, Monday, disclosed, in a decade the world’s billionaires have doubled in and richer than 60 per cent of the world’s population.
Donald Trump

Donald Trump not listed as part of US delegation to World Summit in Davos

The United States has released a list of members of its presidential delegation to the World Economic Forum on Wednesday, amid speculation as to whether President Donald Trump would attend the annual event in Davos later this month.
Donald Trump David Malpass

Donald Trump picks World Bank critic David Malpass to replace Jim Kim

US President Donald Trump has nominated David Malpass, a critic of multilateral institutions like the World Bank, to replace Jim Yong Kim as the World Bank president.
The strength of embattled Afghan defence forces has declined to its lowest level in four years [Massoud Hossaini-AP]

Report: Afghan forces lose ground as peace efforts continue

The security forces continue to lose grip over parts of Afghanistan and the Taliban are steadily holding their own, despite an increase in the US air attacks against the armed group, a US watchdog agency has said.

South Africa’s Jacob Zuma hits back at Cyril Ramaphosa

Former South Africa President Jacob Zuma has hit back at his successor Cyril Ramaphosa for referring to his nine-year tenure in office as the “nine lost years”.
Secretary-General of OPEC, Mr. Mohammed Barkindo

WEF: Oil industry considers options to combat climate change, investors’ pressure

When the global oil industry held its biggest annual gathering this week in the Swiss town of Davos, it invited banking bosses and fund managers to discuss two key topics – climate change and pressure from investors.
Abdul Ghani Baradar

Taliban appoint co-founder as top negotiator for talks with US

The Taliban have appointed a co-founder of the movement as the new head of their political office in Doha, where talks have been held since Monday with US officials seeking to end 17 years of conflict in Afghanistan.
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala eyes World Bank president Post

Nigeria’s former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has made her intentions of vying for the post of World Bank’s President known.
Nicolas Maduro says alleged murder plot 'will not even touch a single hair of mine' [Miraflores Palace handout via Reuters]

Nicolas Maduro recalls Venezuelan diplomats in US as standoff intensifies

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro has called home all Venezuelan diplomats from the United States and closed its embassy and consulates there, after the US declared his government "illegitimate".
Secretary-General of OPEC, Mr. Mohammed Barkindo

Mohammed Barkindo: OPEC focused on averting new oil glut before April meeting

OPEC and its allies do not rule out taking further action at their next meeting in April should oil inventories build up in the first quarter, OPEC’s secretary general told Reuters.
Boeing's Autonomous Passenger Air Vehicle (PAV) prototype is shown during an inaugural test flight, in Manassas, Virginia, U.S., January 22, 2019. Boeing-Handout via REUTERS

Boeing’s ‘flying car’ lifts off in race to revolutionize urban transport

Boeing said on Wednesday its flying car prototype hovered briefly in the air during an inaugural test flight, a small but significant step as the world’s largest planemaker bids to revolutionize urban transportation and parcel delivery services.

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