Hong Kong: Stocks extend losses at open – THE BUSINESS TIMES

THE BUSINESS TIMES[HONG KONG] Hong Kong shares fell in the first few minutes of trade Tuesday, extending losses after a three-day sell-off, with investors spooked by deadly attacks in Germany,…

Shadow banking not so dark [Commentary] – Baltimore Sun

Shadow banking not so dark [Commentary]Baltimore SunThe World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland gave us an excellent window into the concerns that world leaders have about the global economy —…

At Davos meeting, green is good – Orlando Sentinel

At Davos meeting, green is goodOrlando SentinelEvery January, a cross-section of the globe’s wealthiest and most powerful leaders in business, government, entertainment and media converge on Davos, Switzerland for the…

Jessica Lutz: Swiss bronze-medal winner, Washington D.C. barista – Billings Gazette

Billings GazetteLutz has American and Swiss citizenship because her father was born in Switzerland, but she lives and works in Washington D.C. She’s currently a barista at The Coffee Bar…

Jessica Lutz: Swiss bronze-medal winner, Washington DC barista – Santa Maria Times (blog)

Santa Maria Times (blog)Lutz has American and Swiss citizenship because her father was born in Switzerland, but she lives and works in Washington D.C. She’s currently a barista at The…

Nolan made Latvia believe in upset – ESPN

ESPNSOCHI, Russia — There won’t be any miracles in Buffalo this season, but Ted Nolan sure has pulled one off here in Sochi, coaching Latvia into its first Olympic quarterfinal…

USA women blast Sweden, head to final – USA TODAY

USA TODAYSOCHI, Russia – The stage is almost set for yet another gold medal matchup after the U.S. women’s hockey team blasted Sweden 6-1 in Monday’s semifinal game. If Canada…

Co-pilot hijacks plane to Geneva, seeks asylum – Las Vegas Sun

Co-pilot hijacks plane to Geneva, seeks asylumLas Vegas SunPolice stand on the stairs after passengers were evacuated from a hijacked Ethiopian Airlines Plane on the airport in Geneva, Switzerland, Monday,…

Co-pilot hijacks Ethiopian Airlines plane, flies to Geneva, seeks asylum – CNN

CNN(CNN) — A co-pilot on an Ethiopian Airlines flight bound for Rome hijacked the airliner early Monday morning and flew it to Geneva, Switzerland, looking for asylum. The man, an…

Ethiopian Plane Hijacked To Geneva By Co-Pilot – NewsChannel5.com

Ethiopian Plane Hijacked To Geneva By Co-PilotNewsChannel5.comPolice stand on the stairs after passengers were evacuated from a hijacked Ethiopian Airlines Plane on the airport in Geneva, Switzerland, Monday, Feb. 17,…

Hijacked Ethiopian Airlines plane flown to Geneva, reports say – Fox News

Fox NewsAn Ethiopian Airlines plane was reportedly hijacked and flown to Geneva, Switzerland early Monday. A statement from the airline did not use the word ‘hijacking,’ but disclosed that Flight…

Little progress made as Syria peace talks close in Switzerland – CNN International

CNN International(CNN) — As a second round of peace talks ended Saturday with little progress in ending Syria’s civil war, U.S. President Barack Obama and Jordan’s King Abdullah spoke about…

2014 Winter Olympics medal count: Team USA continues trailing Norway – SB Nation

SB NationBe sure to keep SB Nation’s beautiful, constantly-updated medal tracker by your side all Olympics long. Switzerland cleaned up with the first two gold medals on Friday. Sandro Viletta…

Sandro Viletta wins super combined; USA shut out of medals – USA TODAY

USA TODAYKRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia — The defending gold medalist (Bode Miller) and the reigning world champion (Ted Ligety) weren’t factors Friday in the Olympic men’s super combined. Switzerland’s Sandro Viletta,…

Winter Olympics 2014 hockey schedule: Canada, Sweden back in action – SB Nation

SB NationAfter an exciting day on Thursday that saw a couple of surprisingly close games involving Russia and Canada and a blowout for the United States, the men’s hockey tournament…

Dallas Comic Con sold to foreign firm on eve of move from Irving to Dallas – Dallas Morning News

Dallas Morning NewsInforma, a publishing company with offices in London and Switzerland, has purchased the three conventions — Dallas Comic Con, Fan Days and Sci-Fi Expo — staged by Flower…

DAVOS 2014: A world in a state of flux – TheChronicleHerald.ca

TheChronicleHerald.caOverview. At this year’s gathering of global leaders from government, business and civil society at Davos, Switzerland, there was no great overarching theme, no existential threat to the euro and…

The doings at Davos – Harvard Gazette

Harvard GazetteOn the global summit social calendar, the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, is the glittering, invitation-only confab where titans of industry and political figures, such as Microsoft…

Davos Summarized in 3 P’s – Huffington Post

Davos Summarized in 3 P’sHuffington PostLast week I attended the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland. It was a unique experience that enabled me to catch up with…

US denies it sought direct negotiations with Syria in Geneva – Reuters

ReutersWASHINGTON/BEIRUT (Reuters) – Washington denied claims by Syria’s foreign minister on Saturday that American diplomats had sought to negotiate directly with their Syrian counterparts at last week’s ‘Geneva 2’ peace…

Syria talks are a beginning, says UN envoy Lakhdar Brahimi – CNN

CNN(CNN) — As multi-day talks in Switzerland involving Syria’s government and the opposition come to a close, the United Nations envoy to Syria said they were at least a start,…

Federer will play for Swiss against Djokovic-less Serbs – MiamiHerald.com

MiamiHerald.comNovi Sad, Serbia (SportsNetwork.com) – When Switzerland visits Serbia in their Davis Cup tie this weekend, the Swiss will boast 17-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer and newly crowned Australian…

How Syria did — and Did Not — Hang over the Davos… – Foreign Policy (blog)

How Syria did — and Did Not — Hang over the Davos…Foreign Policy (blog)DAVOS, Switzerland–A group of aid workers and former refugees took over the basement of a Davos school,…

Davos Crowd Uneasy as Long-Term Risks Replace Crisis Response – Bloomberg

Davos Crowd Uneasy as Long-Term Risks Replace Crisis ResponseBloombergFor the first time in seven years, the business and political elite gathered in Davos, Switzerland last week were able to focus…

Davos: Fracking to boost UK economy, David Cameron says – BBC News

BBC NewsShale gas extraction through fracking can boost the economy and encourage businesses to come back to the UK, Prime Minister David Cameron is to say. Mr Cameron, who is…

Peres honored at Davos World Economic Forum – Jerusalem Post

Peres honored at Davos World Economic ForumJerusalem PostA regular participant for some twenty years at the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, President Shimon Peres will be honored at…

Comings and goings at Davos, from magnates to mantras – USA TODAY

USA TODAYDAVOS, Switzerland — Goldie Hawn was talking up the benefits of meditation with Arianna Huffington and Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini at the annual gathering of world leaders and luminaries…

Iran wants full nuclear deal and investment, Rouhani tells Davos – Reuters

ReutersDAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) – Iran is determined to negotiate a comprehensive deal on its nuclear programme with major powers so it can develop its battered economy, President Hassan Rouhani said…

Syria Geneva II: UN to hold talks with rival groups – BBC News

BBC NewsUN mediator for Syrian peace talks Lakhdar Brahimi is to hold separate talks with rival delegations to assess their willingness to meet together. The behind-the-scenes negotiations follow the first…

Davos plebeians shrug at the elite gathering – USA TODAY

USA TODAYDAVOS, Switzerland — It brings in $45 million for the Swiss economy each year and turns the diminutive, snow-clogged streets here into a living Hollywood Walk of Fame for…

US, Syrian Diplomats Clash as Conference Begins – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalMONTREUX, Switzerland—U.S. and Syrian diplomats clashed sharply at the opening of a long-awaited international conference aimed at ending the Syrian civil war, at odds over Western demands that…

Andy Murray’s out of Aust Open but proud of comeback – Boston Herald

Boston HeraldAndy Murray of Britain speaks during a press conference after his quarterfinal loss to Roger Federer of Switzerland at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan.…

Callaway: Davos more than an elite playground – USA TODAY

USA TODAYDAVOS, Switzerland — Just as Spain has its Running of the Bulls each summer in Pamplona, the annual meeting of the global financial elite in this Swiss ski resort…

Little optimism ahead of Syrian peace talks – USA TODAY

USA TODAYAMMAN, Jordan—A peace conference aimed at a breakthrough in Syria that begins Wednesday in Switzerland is a study in low expectations, say Syrian rebels and the Syrian regime. “There…

Syria peace talks – Geneva II – to begin in Switzerland – BBC News

BBC NewsA major conference aimed at finding a political solution to the three-year conflict in Syria that has left 100,000 dead is due to start in Switzerland. The Syrian government…