The proposed deployment of a U.S. missile defense system in the Republic of Korea is a threat to regional security and stability, and Lotte Group is one decision away from becoming an accessory to the act.

The outspoken incumbent Jakarta governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama has became the most controversial candidate to run in Indonesia's upcoming simultaneous regional elections slated for Wednesday with proceeding trials against him were still underway as he did the campaign, marred with hostile events in the city related to the case.

For as long as there has been agriculture in Australia, after the European settlement in 1788, foreign investment has remained crucial to ensuring the viability of the industry.

News Analysis: Two Indian states go to polls, big test for Modi's demonetization move

Two Indian states, Punjab in the north and Goa in the west, both ruled by the country's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), went to polls on Saturday.