Chinese president Xi Jinping offered a vigorous defence of free trade yesterday at the World Economic Forum in Davos in a speech that underscored Beijing’s desire to play a greater global role as the US turns inward.
Wed, 18 Jan, 2017
Politicians and business leaders gathering in the Swiss Alps this week face an increasingly divided world, with the poor falling further behind the super-rich and political fissures in the US, Europe, and the Middle East running deeper than at any time in decades.
Wed, 20 Jan, 2016
A retired lecturer’s near fatal Alps accident and a recently completed 2,300k trek has prompted a memoir that says we are all to "passive and accepting" of self imposed limitations when it comes to getting older, writes.
Tue, 03 Jun, 2014
Such is the Disneyesque look and feel of the Swiss lakeside city of Lucerne that one almost expects to encounter Beauty and the Beast’s Belle sauntering through its medieval streets with her nose stuck in a book, studiously avoiding the overbearing advances of the otherwise curiously attractive Gaston.
Sat, 24 Dec, 2011