New year, same old problems? :: This month, the world's political and business elite will converge on Europe's highest-altitude town for the annual talk-shop that is the World Economic Forum, held this year under the banner of "resilient dynamism."
Quest: U.S. economy on the agenda :: It is that time of the year, again. Come January, as soon as the Christmas trees are taken down and the winter sales flood the shops, the world of business starts thinking about the World Economic Forum -- better known as Davos.
Hong Kong's mounting food waste :: Nestled among the granite peaks of eastern Hong Kong a new, man-made mountain is emerging.
London Mayor on 'cyclotron of egos' :: While Prime Minister David Cameron's speech this week -- voicing his intent to let the British people vote on whether to stay in the European Union -- has caused concern on the continent, the mayor of London says it's all part of democracy.
Another Tibetan sets himself on fire :: A Tibetan man protesting China's rule of the region set himself on fire Saturday, his death believed to be the first case of self-immolation this year -- but one that adds to a grim, growing toll.
Is China easing up on media? :: China's traditional iron-handed approach to the media has taken a surprise turn of tolerance with Beijing's soft handling of a recent dispute with local reporters, in what could well become a more open attitude toward the media under the incoming administration of presumed new President Xi Jinping.
Playtime that protects the planet :: CNN's Pauline Chiou goes to Hong Kong's annual toy fair to find out about the growing market for eco-friendly toys.
The cost of being a Davos delegate :: The great Davos talking shop is now up and running, with delegates of all levels of importance, shapes and nationalities zeroing in on this quaint, alpine town to put the world to rights.
Croatia lucky on EU membership? :: On July 1, 2013 the 27-nation European Union will become 28.
2013: A 'game-changer' on climate? :: As leaders gather for the World Economic Forum in Davos, signs of economic hope are upon us. The global economy is on the mend. Worldwide, the middle class is expanding by an estimated 100 million per year. And the quality of life for millions in Asia and Africa is growing at an unprecedented pace.
In pictures: Ship's guns found off Sicily :: Guns lifted from 18th-Century British warship
How to get rid of old gadgets :: If you received shiny new gadgets for the holidays, you probably have some older device that is now unwanted or obsolete. If you can't regift your old computer, tablet or TV, make sure you get rid of it the smart way by selling, donating or recycling it.
Shipping looks to clean up its act :: At nearly the length of four football pitches, the container ship Eugen Maersk takes some stopping when traveling at full speed -- around 7 kilometers (4.3 miles) before it can come to a complete halt.
Embrace ice: 8 cool getaways :: Some people think the only cure for the doldrums of winter is sunshine. Far from it. Why not up the ante? Don't suffer snow and ice at home when you can really do winter vacations and ice holidays in style.
Ex-Japanese prime minister in China :: The Japanese government has criticized former Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama's acknowledgment of a "territorial dispute" with China over islands in the East China Sea, with the defense minister going so far as to use the word "traitor."
China's economy grows 7.8% for 2012 :: China's economic growth rose in the fourth quarter of 2012, helping the world's most populous nation end the year with a growth rate of 7.8%, according to figures released Friday from the National Bureau of Statistics.
Advocates push for 'green' cosmetics :: Cosmetics are a part of the daily grooming regimen for women across the country, but now consumer advocates say your favorite lipstick or mascara may be harmful to your health.
VIDEO: House of Commons :: Leader of the House Andrew Lansley is outlining the forthcoming business in the Commons.
Living with Beijing's 'air-pocalypse' :: "Let the sunshine, let the sunshine in...." my wife Ana blurted into a song this week, as she gazed eastwards through the window of our apartment in downtown Beijing.
'4-hour' work guru on outsourcer :: CNN readers had a mixture of admiration and disdain for "Bob," the anonymous U.S. programmer who outsourced his work to a Chinese firm for one-fifth of his paycheck.
Photo art in a slate landscape :: Giant photos on landscape pay homage to industry
VIDEO: Giffords calls for tighter gun laws :: Shot US congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords has called for tighter gun laws in the wake of the Sandy Hook shooting, in which 20 children died.
Real hit back to hold Barcelona :: It was supposed to be the Copa del Rey semifinal showdown between Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo and his Barcelona nemesis Lionel Messi.
Israel hits Syria arms convoy to Lebanon: sources :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/evX1-_2VCMI/us-syria-israel-attack-idUSBRE90T0K120130130
VIDEO: Russia marks Stalingrad anniversary :: Survivors of the Battle of Stalingrad have been talking to the BBC's Daniel Sandford ahead of the 70th anniversary of the end of the battle.
BlackBerry must remember strengths :: With its new phones, BlackBerry needs to also remember why it has kept strong sales in emerging markets.
Euro gets the hugs, as dollar and yen stay unloved :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/7LQiTl9RCNQ/us-markets-forex-idUSBRE9070IW20130130
Syria: Strike hit research facility :: CNN's Sara Sidner reports on the Syrian government's stating that Israel bombed one of its research facilities.
Giffords pleads for gun control :: Wounded former Representative Gabrielle Giffords and the head of the National Rifle Association testify at a congressional hearing on gun control.
'Major failures' over rail deal :: The collapse of the West Coast Main Line franchise deal was the result of "irresponsible decisions" and "major failures", says an MPs' report.