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DiCaprio slams fossil-fuel industry at Davos

DiCaprio slams fossil-fuel industry at Davos

Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio slammed the "corporate greed" of the fossil-fuel industry after receiving a Crystal Award from the World Economic Forum for “working for a better world” at a ceremony on Tuesday in Davos.

Plastic to outweigh fish in oceans by 2050: report

Plastic to outweigh fish in oceans by 2050: report

Plastic rubbish will outweigh fish in the oceans by 2050 unless the world takes drastic action to recycle the material, a report warned Tuesday on the opening day of the World Economic Forum in Davos.

Goal-line technology pushed for Euro 2016

Goal-line technology pushed for Euro 2016

The Euro 2016 football tournament provides "a good opportunity" for Swiss-based Uefa to introduce goal-line technology (GLT), the European federation's chief referee Pierluigi Collina said on Tuesday, with a final decision expected this week.

Ex-banker jailed for 'revenge killing' of child

Ex-banker jailed for 'revenge killing' of child

A 49-year-old former Geneva bank executive who strangled and suffocated his seven-year-old daughter and later pretended it happened while the pair was playing a game of “who is the boss” was jailed on Tuesday for 16 years.

French anti-terror steps curb key freedoms: UN

France's state of emergency and new electronic surveillance laws imposed following the November attacks in Paris impose "excessive and disproportionate" restrictions on key rights, UN experts said in Geneva on Tuesday.

Wawrinka takes easy route to second round

Wawrinka takes easy route to second round

Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka advanced to the second round of the Australian Open tennis tournament after his Russian opponent Dmitry Tursunov retired with an injury on Tuesday.

Yogurt tycoon seeks firms' aid for refugees

Yogurt tycoon seeks firms' aid for refugees

Yogurt empire founder Hamdi Ulukaya rallied the corporate world to aid refugees on Tuesday, as the world's rich and powerful gathered in Davos to discuss how to resolve some of the world's greatest challenges.

Miniature model of Geneva goes on display

Miniature model of Geneva goes on display

A stunningly detailed scale model of the city of Geneva is going on public display, more than 30 years after work started on the intricately crafted project.

Geneva jeweller tracks stolen sapphire to US

Geneva jeweller tracks stolen sapphire to US

When Geneva-based jeweller Ronny Totah received an offer last November to view a rare Kashmir sapphire set for auction with an asking price of up to $12 million, his jaw dropped.

Switzerland Innovation launches five tech parks

Switzerland Innovation launches five tech parks

Switzerland rolled out its answer to Silicon Valley on Monday: a network of five technology parks designed to boost industry, science and technology across the country.