Thu, August 19, 2010

US president Obama's first Asia tour

Seoul, Washington agree on pushing for FTA: S Korean president

South Korean President Lee Myung-bak said Thursday he and his U.S. counterpart Barack Obama held close consultations and reached agreements on various issues, such as South Korea-U.S. alliance, the DPRK's nuclear issue, the pending bilateral FTA. Full story

BACKGROUND

U.S. President Barack Obama

Obama can add another accolade to his already long list of awards after being named the world's most powerful person in an inaugural ranking by Forbes magazine.

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2009-11-19 09:01:06 GMT Xinhua English OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea, Nov. 19 (Xinhua) -- U.S. President Barack Obama left Seoul, where he met with his South Korean counterpart Lee Myung-bak on Thursday, wrapping up his four-nation Asia trip.

Lee says S Korea may hold talks with U.S. again over auto industry issue

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Seoul, Washington agree on pushing for FTA: S Korean president

2009-11-19 03:41:44 GMT Xinhua English SEOUL, Nov. 19 (Xinhua) -- South Korean President Lee Myung-bak said Thursday he and his U.S. counterpart Barack Obama held close consultations and reached agreements on various issues, such as South Korea-U.S. alliance, the DPRK's nuclear issue, the pending bilateral FTA, and other global issues.

Expert: Obama's China trip shows U.S.-China ties broad, deep

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Obama says he met with half brother while in China

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China-U.S. presidents' talks attract international media attention

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APEC leaders call for new growth strategies

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Obama leaves Tokyo for APEC summit in Singapore

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US President Obama will not address APEC CEO Summit

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Envoy criticizes US media over Obama visit

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Obama pledges commitment to Asia, reaffirms alliance with Japan in Tokyo visit

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'Pacific' President Obama vows full US role in Asia

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