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World’s richest gather in Davos 2019

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World's richest gather in Davos to tackle global poverty (they want more of it)

World political and business elites are gathering in Davos, Switzerland, for an annual forum on how to tackle global problems, like the increasing wealth gap between rich and poor. Several key leaders will be missing though.

This year the leader of the US, the UK and France will not be attending the World Economic Forum due to domestic troubles. Donald Trump is busy with his government shutdown. Theresa May is bogged down by Brexit negotiations complete with defiant MPs and unyielding EU officials. Emmanuel Macron has crowds of yellow vest-wearing protesters, outraged at his austerity reforms. Arguably the biggest political name on the guest list is German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

On the other hand, Davos will be the first international visit for Brazil's controversial new President Jair Bolsonaro, who is to deliver a speech later on Tuesday. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, a fellow right-wing strongman is attending too, despite facing corruption allegations and strong competition in the upcoming snap election at home.

As the gathering takes place, a new report by the British charity Oxfam, released last week, said the world's 26 wealthiest people own as much as the poorest half of humanity – a new record of inequality for an increasingly economically disparate world.'

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Bolsonaro's Davos debut overshadowed by growing scandal around son

'Brazil's far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, has used his international debut to sound the death knell for South America's "Bolivarian" left and proclaim a new, conservative era of clean governance and godliness in the region.

But his terse and widely-panned appearance at the World Economic Forum on Tuesday was overshadowed by a snowballing scandal back home involving one of his sons, the recently-elected senator Flávio Bolsonaro.

As the president – who came to power vowing to free Brazil from corruption and criminality – prepared to take to the stage in Davos, reports in one of Brazil's leading newspapers linked his son with members of a Rio de Janeiro death squad called the Escritório do Crime (The Crime Bureau). Rio broadsheet O Globo claimed that during Flávio Bolsonaro's time as a Rio lawmaker, he had employed both the mother and wife of the gang's alleged leader, a former special forces agent called Adriano Magalhães da Nóbrega.

Nóbrega, who is reportedly on the run after police targeted his group with an operation dubbed 'The Untouchables', is alleged to be a senior member of what O Globo called Rio's "most lethal and secretive phalanx of hired guns".

Police and prosecutors reportedly suspect members of The Crime Bureau were behind the still unsolved murder of Rio councillor Marielle Franco last year.

O Globo also claimed that the alleged gangster's wife and mother had been recommended to Flávio Bolsonaro by Fabrício Queiroz, a longstanding friend of Brazil's president who has been pictured socialising with Jair Bolsonaro in a photo where both men appear topless.

Marcelo Freixo, a leftist lawmaker and friend of Marielle Franco, was among those demanding answers on Tuesday. "The Bolsonaro family owes society explanations," he tweeted.'

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Record private jet flights into Davos as leaders arrive for climate talk

'David Attenborough might have urged world leaders at Davos to take urgent action on climate change, but it appears no one was listening. As he spoke, experts predicted up to 1,500 individual private jets will fly to and from airfields serving the Swiss ski resort this week.

Political and business leaders and lobbyists are opting for bigger, more expensive aircrafts, according to analysis by the Air Charter Service, which found the number of private jet flights grew by 11% last year.

"There appears to be a trend towards larger aircraft, with expensive heavy jets the aircraft of choice, with Gulfstream GVs and Global Expresses both being used more than 100 times each last year," said Andy Christie, private jets director at the ACS. This is partly due to the long distances travelled, he said, "but also possibly due to business rivals not wanting to be seen to be outdone by one another". Last year, more than 1,300 aircraft flights were recorded at the conference, the highest number since ACS began recording private jet activity in 2013.

Countries with the highest number of arrivals and departures out of the local airports over the past five years included Germany, France, UK, US, Russia and the United Arab Emirates, according to ACS.

The World Economic Forum's global risk report, released ahead of this week's meeting, identified environmental challenges, including the failure to mitigate climate change, as top of the list of dangers facing the world economy.'

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