Alpine ski resorts fear lonely winter as lockdowns freeze Europe

World Nov 7, 2020

Alpine ski resorts fear lonely winter as lockdowns freeze Europe

The Italian ski resort of Cervinia, which lies below the Matterhorn, was forced to shut a day after opening last month as pictures of hundreds of queuing skiers ignoring social-distancing went viral. Since that setback, the barely underway Alpine ski season has been further thrown ...

China to allow charter flights from eight countries but not from U.S.

Business May 28, 2020

China to allow charter flights from eight countries but not from U.S.

China plans to allow chartered flights from eight countries as it loosens restrictions on inbound travel imposed for the coronavirus pandemic, though the U.S. won’t be included amid growing tensions between the two nations, people familiar with the matter said. Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Germany, ...

IMF upgrades Japan's growth forecast to 0.7% for 2020

Business / Economy Jan 21, 2020

IMF upgrades Japan's growth forecast to 0.7% for 2020

The International Monetary Fund is forecasting that Japan's economy will grow 0.7 percent this year, up 0.2 percentage point from its earlier estimate due to stimulus measures to mitigate the impact of the Oct. 1 consumption tax hike. The Washington-based institution also said global growth ...

Climate change is killing alpine skiing

World Jan 21, 2020

Climate change is killing alpine skiing

by Catherine Bosley and Boris Groendahl

At the northern edge of the Alps, ski runs near the foot of Germany's highest mountain snake down the greenish-brown slopes in narrow white ribbons of artificial snow. Like other resorts at relatively low altitude, global warming has left its mark on Garmisch-Partenkirchen — the ...

Venezuela opposition leader Juan Guaido to attend Davos forum

Business Jan 21, 2020

Venezuela opposition leader Juan Guaido to attend Davos forum

Venezuela's opposition leader, Juan Guaido — who declared himself acting president last year — will attend this week's World Economic Forum in Davos, lawmaker Stalin Gonzalez told AFP on Monday. Guaido is currently in Colombia, where he is due to meet with U.S. Secretary of ...