How to Choose the Order of Countries for the Parade of Nations?

Where is the United States marching in the inaugural parade of nations? If this is in alphabetical order, why is Yemen right after the A’s? And why does Russia take a first-class position? The order of the parade of nations changes at almost every Olympics. The order is determined by date, language, and sometimes other …

Democrats Demand Import Taxes from Polluting Countries

Carbon cap taxes are also designed to protect domestic production. If a country commits to reducing emissions internally, it risks facing higher costs for steel and cement plants and putting them at a disadvantage against foreign competitors with laxer environmental rules, for example. As a result, steel and cement production could shift overseas, upsetting climate …

IMF Board Supports $650 Billion Aid Plan to Help Poor Countries

VENICE — The International Monetary Fund took a step Friday to alleviate rising global inequality and help poorer nations access vaccines, saying its board of directors has approved a release plan. $650 billion reserve fund countries can use to purchase vaccines, finance healthcare, and pay off debts. The decision comes at a crucial moment as …