(SEVASTOPOL, Ukraine) — Vladimir Putin ordered tens of thousands of Russian troops participating in military exercises near Ukraine’s border to return to their bases as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was on his way to Kiev. Tensions remained high in the strategic Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea with troops loyal to Moscow firing …
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South Korea is an emerging power. And because it lies in a geopolitical hotspot, with an economy dependent on exports, the new president’s direction of foreign policy will matter.