Latest Davos Stories

2009-01-28 13:25:00

During a recession that has many industries under pressure as consumers cut spending, the space tourism business is booming, thanks to enthusiastic demand by ultra-wealthy clientele.

2009-01-27 02:00:00

NEW YORK, January 27 /PRNewswire/ -- - Location for World Economic Forum Now Easily Discoverable From any Internet-Connected Device As the World Economic Forum (WEF) kicks off in Switzerland talking about economic regeneration and the further bridging of the digital divide, Telnic Limited (http://www.telnic.org), the registry operator for the new .tel top level domain (TLD), announced that the host town for the WEF is amongst many municipalities, towns and cities that are securing...

2009-01-26 12:48:44

The 39th World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, is likely to find participants in a sober mood this week, one participant said. We're at an unbelievably critical juncture in the global economy debate, said Stephen Roach, chairman of Morgan Stanley Asia.

2006-10-26 09:00:00

What we learn about the poles can teach us about the history of the entire planet. All Mars science is polar science.

2006-01-29 05:45:00

The United States should reserve the option of bombing Iran's nuclear program into oblivion, but it would be a massive military venture that would invite heavy retribution from Tehran.

2006-01-28 14:05:29

By William Schomberg and Josiane Kremer DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - Trade ministers from around the world said on Saturday they were more optimistic they could overcome their differences that are blocking attempts to strike a new global trade deal.

2006-01-28 13:37:48

By William Schomberg DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - Trade ministers on Saturday stepped up efforts for a global trade deal, signaling a new readiness to narrow differences as a key deadline looms.

Word of the Day
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.