Russia

Russia, also officially known as the Russian Federation is a country in northern Eurasia. It is a federal semi-presidential republic, comprising 83 federal subjects. Russia shares borders with the following countries (from northwest to southeast): Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland (both via Kaliningrad Oblast), Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, China, Mongolia, and North Korea. It also has maritime borders with Japan (by the Sea of Okhotsk) and the United States (by the Bering Strait).

Indonesia - Smoking Itself To Death

Indonesia is the fifth-largest cigarette-producing market in the world. The government generates 6 percent of its revenue from taxes on tobacco.

China Deploys Martime Surveillance To Island Dispute With Japan

These uninhabited rocks barely merit a few unnamed spots on Google Maps between Okinawa and Taiwan, but they have become a symbol of a much larger struggle over who controls what waters -- and what mineral resources lay beneath them -- in the East China Sea.

Poor Returns Cast Cloud over BRIC Equity Funds

Investors fed up with years of poor returns are deserting BRIC equity funds, pushing share valuations to record cheap levels and questioning the future of the high-profile investment theme.

Pages

Editor's pick