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  • South Korean President Lee Myung-bak (left) shakes hands with Sohn Hak-kyu, chairman of the leading opposition Democratic Party, before their meeting at the National Assembly in Seoul on Tuesday. Mr. Lee made a rare visit to the National Assembly to try to break a deadlock on passage of a long-stalled free-trade agreement with the United States. (Associated Press)

    Trade pact with U.S. stalls in Seoul

    A major free-trade pact with the United States that was supposed to be a slam dunk has run into unexpected trouble here.


  • Remarks at GM presage Obama campaign theme

    President Obama offered love and support to U.S. autoworkers last week in Michigan, praising their comeback and also touting his administration's role in keeping them afloat when many Republican critics of the bailouts said the government should let the companies fail.


  • President Barack Obama offers a toast during a State Dinner with South Korean President Lee Myung-bak in the East Room at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

    Obama, S. Korea's Lee to pitch trade deal in U.S.

    President Barack Obama and South Korean President Lee Myung-bak are promoting a new trade deal by visiting an auto plant in Michigan, a state battered by Asian car imports, in a rare joint appearance outside of Washington by a U.S. president and a visiting head of state.


  • President Obama (left) listens as South Korean President Lee Myung-bak, wearing a Detroit Tigers baseball cap, speaks at the General Motors Orion assembly plant in Orion Township, Mich., on Oct. 14, 2011. (Associated Press)

    Obama, Lee talk up trade deal in Michigan

    Amid a gleaming high-tech production line and sparkling new vehicles under construction, President Obama joined South Korean President Lee Myung-bak on Friday to tour a Detroit-area General Motors Co. plant that is manufacturing a subcompact car featuring collaborative engineering with the East Asian nation.


  • South Korean President Lee Myung-bak says passage of the U.S.-Korea free-trade pact should boost trade between the two countries more than 50 percent by 2015. He spoke at a luncheon Wednesday in Washington. (Associated Press)

    DECKER: The enduring U.S.-Korean alliance

    South Korean President Lee Myung-bak's visit to Washington this week was a welcome reminder of Seoul's centrality in America's efforts to make the world more stable. As Mr. Lee put the bilateral unity so succinctly in regards to North Korean belligerence and nuclear proliferation, "We speak with one voice."


  • President Obama greets South Korean President Lee Myung-bak before their joint news conference in the East Room of the White House on Thursday afternoon. Later in the day, Mr. Lee addressed Congress before Mr. Obama welcomed him back to the White House for a state dinner. (Mary F. Calvert/Special to The Washington Times)

    Obama, Lee see Iran's danger in suspected assassination plot

    In his first public comments on a suspected plot to kill the Saudi ambassador to the U.S., President Obama said Thursday that the scheme was "part of a pattern of dangerous and reckless behavior" by Iran.


  • President Barack Obama welcomes South Korean President Lee Myung-bak during a state arrival ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Oct., 13, 2011. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

    South Korean president hails trade deal, U.S. partnership

    South Korean President Lee Myung-bak personally thanked Congress Thursday for ratifying a long-awaited free trade agreement between the U.S. and his country the day before, saying the deal strengthened what already was "one of the closest, most important economic relationships in the world."


  • Rain dampens start of White House dinner for Korean president

    Hemlines were soaked and raindrops spattered tuxedos, but not even a thunderous downpour could dampen the excitement of guests flocking to perhaps the most exclusive social event on Washington's fall calendar: a White House state dinner for South Korean President Lee Myung-bak.


  • South Korean President Lee Myung-bak says passage of the U.S.-Korea free-trade pact should boost trade between the two countries more than 50 percent by 2015. He spoke at a luncheon Wednesday in Washington. (Associated Press)

    South Korean president sees boom from trade pact

    South Korean President Lee Myung-bak told a group of U.S. business leaders on Wednesday that the country's free-trade agreement with the United States could send two-way trade soaring and spur an investment boom by 2015.


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