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DAVOS: With dim sum, cocktails and gold chocolate coins, Hong Kong wrapped up its Davos charm offensive confident the financial hub is back on track, even as officials fly home to tackle a deadly flu-like virus.
DAVOS: Top NGOs including Greenpeace and Amnesty International called for the US$1.1bil sale of the .org internet domain to a private company to be blocked, saying it could do "irreparable harm".
DAVOS: The rich and powerful are in Davos, Switzerland, for the World Economic Forum’s 50th annual meeting, and the gathering is being closely watched to see how the global elite aims to tackle problems they helped create, above all climate change. Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, who called a climate strike for Friday (Jan 24) near the forum, slammed delegates for failing to treat global warming as a crisis.
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The EU's top diplomat Josep Borrell on Friday extended the time available to discuss ways to save the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran under a dispute mechanism triggered by France, Germany and Britain.
TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisia's designated prime minister Elyes Fakhfakh wants a government based on the values of the 2011 revolution that would address unemployment and improve public services, he said on Friday.
BANGKOK:Thailand has welcomed 39.7 million visitors last year, up 4.2% year-on-year, with China as the biggest market followed by Malaysia, India, South Korea and Laos, said Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn, Minister of Tourism and Sports, on Friday (Jan 24).
PETALING JAYA: Malaysians should be thankful for the peace and unity among its people, and for having a strong independent economy, says Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
FORT DODGE, Iowa (Reuters) - Iowa resident Carolyn Miller had long harboured doubts about Joe Biden's candidacy, believing the former vice president was too old and too fumbling to beat President Donald Trump in November's election.
BEIJING: President Xi Jinping vowed oon Friday in his Chinese New Year speech to build China by the end of this year into a moderately prosperous society that is universally acclaimed by the people, standing the test of history and overcoming any problems that are inflicting the country.
DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - Isabelle Axelsson is one of the youngest delegates at Davos, where the 19-year-old, dressed in Doc Martin boots and dungarees, and her fellow climate activists are calling on the world leaders to do more to tackle climate change.