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Goldie Hawn teaches Davos elite meditation

Goldie Hawn teaches Davos elite meditation

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.

Kerry talks up sending peace keepers to Syria

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.

Davos: Israelis knock Iran's charm offensive

Davos: Israelis knock Iran's charm offensive

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.

Gap and Gazprom win Davos 'shame' awards

Gap and Gazprom win Davos 'shame' awards

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.

Hundreds mourn teen killed in street attack

Hundreds mourn teen killed in street attack

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.

Fugitive Swiss woman 'kills' sick baby with knife

Fugitive Swiss woman 'kills' sick baby with knife

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.

'Stan the man' heads to Grand Slam final

'Stan the man' heads to Grand Slam final

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.

Bombardier seeks cash in Swiss train ‘debacle’

Bombardier seeks cash in Swiss train ‘debacle'

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.

Financiers divided over end to banking crisis

Financiers divided over end to banking crisis

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.

Davos: Japan warns of Asian military buildup

Davos: Japan warns of Asian military buildup

Japan on Wednesday told the world it must stand up to an increasingly assertive China or risk a regional conflict with catastrophic economic consequences.

Bern moves again to cool hot property market

Bern moves again to cool hot property market

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.