Ezra Kaplan and Jin Wu
New laws are seeking to turn Colombia into a leading global supplier of marijuana-based medicines look set to push established small-scale businesses out of the game.
Sweden and Finland may be getting closer to joining the North Atlantic Treaty Organization as Russia continues its aggressive posturing in the Baltic Sea.
Bulgaria's refusal to let Russian military supply flights travel through its airspace on their way to Syria won't stop the flights — but it will make them take a whole lot longer.
Despite having been invaded by both Japan and the US, the Philippine government is growing closer to those countries as its dispute with China over islands in the South China Sea simmers.
Russia does not currently have warning satellites able to detect an incoming nuclear missile strike — but that doesn't mean the US would come out of a fight without getting its hair mussed.
Russian aggression in Ukraine and military adventures in the Baltics are pushing Sweden to abandon its long-standing neutrality.