Reading Time: 1 minute A tax assessed on goods or raw materials imported into a country. The tariff is paid by the importer or purchaser.
Reading Time: 1 minute The US capital city of Washington is designated as a separate district, not part of any state. As a result, residents of Washington, DC have no congressional representation, a situation that the city has fought to change for well over a century.
Reading Time: 1 minute The European Union (EU) Council includes the 28 head of states/ governments, President of the European Council and the President of the European Commission. The European Commission remains the sole initiator of legislation but the EU Council is able to provide an impetus to guide legislative policy.
Reading Time: 1 minute The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development is an intergovernmental economic organisation. This forum allow for the governments of 36 member countries to work with one another other to promote economic growth, prosperity, and sustainable development. The OECD also includes more than 70 non-member economies.
Reading Time: 1 minute The members of the G20 include Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, the United Kingdom, the United States and the European Union.
Reading Time: 1 minute A reference to the past persecution of innocent people under charges of practicing witchcraft, especially the Salem Witch Trials of 1693