If the million-dollar deals, schmoozing and champagne receptions begin to get a little stressful, the billionaire movers and shakers at Davos found a way to inner peace on Thursday with a session on meditation.
US Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday that some countries might be prepared to send peacekeeping troops to Syria, as the UN leads efforts to bring the warring sides together and end the war.
Iran on Thursday stepped up attempts to normalize its relations with the West with a Davos charm offensive that was immediately attacked by Israel as a confidence trick.
Campaigners at the World Economic Forum Thursday handed clothing giant Gap and Russian oil major Gazprom their annual Public Eye shame awards for what they said were lax factory safety standards and Arctic drilling.
Around 600 people attended the funeral on Thursday of Dylan, a 17-year-old youth who was killed a week earlier in an unprovoked attack on the streets of Yverdon-Les-Bains in the canton of Vaud.
A Swiss woman who kidnapped her seriously ill ten-month-old son and then went on the run allegedly killed the baby with a knife in a Spanish hospital on Wednesday.
Switzerland's Stanislas Wawrinka reached his first Grand Slam final after edging out Tomas Berdych in four tight sets at the Australian Open on Thursday.
Transport systems company Bombardier is seeking 325 million francs ($360 million) in damages from Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) over alleged interference in the state-owned rail operator's biggest ever order for passenger trains, a report says.
Heavyweights from the banking world on Wednesday debated in Davos whether the financial crisis had turned a real corner, or whether the demons of the past could fast return.
Japan on Wednesday told the world it must stand up to an increasingly assertive China or risk a regional conflict with catastrophic economic consequences.
In a move opposed by Swiss banks, the federal government is taking action aimed at preventing Switzerland's high-priced residential property market from overheating.