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The  room in Shanghai where this weekend’s G20 meeting will be held. Photograph: AP

Worries about Chinese economic growth and its impact on the world economy will be on everybody’s minds as finance ministers and central bankers from t(...)

Enda Kenny in Davos yesterday: the 90-minute debate on “rebooting the global economy” was not his natural territory, as the discussion delved into the nuances of labour patterns and emerging market developments. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

It was a case of back to school for Enda Kenny as he took his seat in the Alpine High School in Davos yesterday. It was a far cry from last year when (...)

The main hall in Davos. The great and good of the financial world are gathering in the Swiss resort of Davos for the annual World Economic Forum. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

The great and good of the financial world are gathering in the Swiss resort of Davos for the annual World Economic Forum. Here are five of the top t(...)

Filipino environmental advocates take part in a vigil to commemorate the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in Quezon City on November 5th. They staged the demonstration to raise awareness of climate change. Photograph: Mark R Cristino/EPA

Without the right policies to keep the poor safe from extreme weather and rising seas, climate change could drive over 100 million more people into po(...)

Of the more than 300 million surgical procedures worldwide in 2012, only 6 per cent were performed in countries that comprise 37 per cent of the world population. Photograph: PA

Across the world this year, many more people will die from lack of access to safe surgery and anaesthesia than from malaria, HIV/Aids and tuberculosis(...)

Bank of England governor Mark Carney: gave strong hints that the Bank of England could increase interest rates from their record lows sooner than expected. Photograph: Laurent Gillieron/EPA

The ECB has done its part – now it’s up for countries to implement structural reforms. That was the message from Benoît Cœuré, a senior ECB figure,(...)

The congress centre at Davos. Taoiseach Enda Kenny and IDA officials will be holding bilateral meetings on the sidelines of the summit with prospective client companies. Photograph AFP

Thousands of the world’s top business and political leaders are gathering for the 45th annual World Economic Forum in the chic Swiss ski resort of Dav(...)

World leaders cannot fail to respond to what United Nations climate chief Christiana Figueres has called an “unprecedented public mobilisation” for ac(...)

 Beijing and other parts of heavily-populated northern China has been off the charts in terms of smog. Photograph:  Feng Li/Getty Images

Last week we looked at urbanisation in China and the expected impact on the world – it’s one of those issues that has repercussions all over. (...)

Federal workers calling  for an end to the US government shutdown in Washington yesterday. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

Washington faces a tumultuous week as Democrats and Republicans struggle to agree a deal to raise the US’s borrowing limit to avoid a catastrophic def(...)

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