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