• A Brazilian-made Super Tucano fighter jet at an airshow in Colombia, July 11, 2013. AFP/AFP/Getty Images

    Indonesia is reconsidering a pending deal to buy fighter jets and missiles from Brazil.Americas,Asia-Pacific,Australia,Brazil,drug trafficking,Embraer,execution,Indonesia,Jusuf Kalla,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Feb 25, 2015, 2:53 PM EST
  • A Qantas Airline plane takes off at Sydney Airport in Australia, August 28, 2014. PETER PARKS/AFP/Getty Images

    Flight capacity doubles to 4,000 seats per week, seeking to boost tourism and economic growth.Americas,Asia-Pacific,Australia,Chile,China,LAN Airlines,Pacific Alliance,Qantas,Tourism,Trans-Pacific Partnership,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Feb 17, 2015, 1:06 PM EST
  • People are seen in front of the building of the Tokyo Stock Exchange in Tokyo, Japan, on February 16, 2015.

    Japan came out of recession in the fourth quarter of last year, but grew at a slower than expected pace.

    LAST UPDATE : Feb 16, 2015, 10:43 PM EST
  • The confluence of the Rivers Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati in Allahabad, India, 2/2/15. SANJAY KANOJIA/AFP/Getty Images

    Pakistan could become a "water-starved" country in the next 6 or 7 years.Asia-Pacific,Agriculture,Bangladesh,droughts,Groundwater,India,Pakistan,water,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Feb 13, 2015, 4:52 PM EST
  • Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gives a speech in Ankara, Turkey, February 24, 2015. Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

    The previously-preferred Chinese company has been dragging its feet on technology transfer.Asia-Pacific,Europe,Middle East,U.S.,China,China Precision Machinery Export-Import Corporation,Eurosam,Missile defense,NATO,Raytheon,Recep Tayyip Erdogan,Russia,Syria,Turkey,United States,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Feb 26, 2015, 1:30 PM EST
  • The prime ministers of Mongolia (L) and Japan (R) shake hands in Tokyo, 2/10/15. KIMIMASA MAYAMA/AFP/Getty Images

    Japan seeks Mongolian rare earth elements and Mongolia seeks to avoid domination by China.Asia-Pacific,Chimed Saikhanbileg,China,Japan,Mongolia,rare earth elements,Shinzo Abe,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Feb 11, 2015, 4:42 PM EST
  • A Thai police gunboat on the Mekong River searching for drug gangs, May 28, 2013. C ARCHAMBAULT/AFP/Getty Images

    A multinational crackdown comes as drug production in the Golden Triangle has increased. Asia-Pacific,Cambodia,China,Drugs,Golden Triangle,Heroin,India,Laos,Mekong River,Myanmar,Opium,Smuggling,Thailand,Vietnam,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Feb 10, 2015, 1:20 PM EST