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Goldie Hawn and a Buddhist monk teach meditation to the elite at Davos

Eyes closed tight, the delegates of the World Economic Forum in Davos have queued devotedly for half an hour for this early morning session Aside from the business suits, it could be an ashram in the foothills of the Himalayas. Sixty or so Davos movers and shakers are being urged…

Davos: World bosses gloomy about year ahead

DAVOS, Switzerland — Business leaders are gloomy about prospects for the world economy, according to a major survey of international chief executives released on the eve of the Davos forum. A survey of 1,258 bosses by accountancy firm PricewaterhouseCoopers, timed to coincide with the World Economic Forum of the global…

Occupiers build igloos ahead of World Economic Forum

In preparation for the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland this week, Swiss “occupy” protesters are preparing a unique strategy to maintain their vigil in the bitter cold: igloos. As the world’s most wealthy and powerful business leaders and government officials flock to the posh resort town, occupiers are making use…

Swiss police press charges against anti-Davos protesters

ZURICH (Reuters) – Swiss police will charge more than 100 demonstrators with breaching the peace after they rallied in Bern Saturday to protest against the World Economic Forum that holds its annual meeting in Davos this week. The protesters, some wearing masks, began an unauthorized demonstration but were stopped by…

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