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Obama pushes math, science education (CNN)

A conversation last week with South Korea’s president apparently showed President Obama the stark difference between how Asian nations and the United States value education.

Obama Aims to Allay Auto Lobby Concern on Korea Trade (Bloomberg via Yahoo! News)

Nov. 19 (Bloomberg) — President Barack Obama said he is committed to pushing through a free trade agreement with South Korea that has been stalled by the U.S

On last day in Asia, Obama sets N.Korea talks date (AFP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama announced Thursday a US envoy would visit North Korea early next month, as he joined South Korean President Lee Myung-Bak in urging the communist state back to nuclear talks.

Obama to send envoy to North Korea (CNN)

U.S. President Barack Obama, meeting with South Korean President Lee Myung-bak in Seoul on Thursday, said he will send envoy Stephen Bosworth to North Korea next month for bilateral talks on dismantling Pyongyang’s nuclear program.

North Korea’s nuclear plans cloud Obama in Seoul (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

U.S. President Barack Obama arrived in South Korea on Wednesday for talks that will focus on how to tempt North Korea back to nuclear disarmament talks and a delayed trade pact between Seoul and Washington.

North Korea makes new threat as Obama arrives in Asia (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

North Korea’s military warned the South that it was ready for battle over a disputed sea border, issuing a new threat on Friday that raised tension as U.S. President Barack Obama started a major tour of Asia.

Obama embarks on debut Asia mission (AFP via Yahoo! News)

Barack Obama embarked Thursday on his first tour of Asia as US president, bound for Japan before later stops in Singapore, China and South Korea on a week-long trip.

Michelle Obama Shows How Health-Care Changes Make People Resist (Bloomberg)

Nov. 5 (Bloomberg) — From the red-brick mansion Barack and Michelle Obama own on Chicago’s South Side, it’s a three-block walk to Washington Park, a neighborhood that’s home to some of the sickest people in the developed world, according to a 2008 press release from the University of Chicago Medical Center.

Obama to make Asian debut tour next month (AFP via Yahoo! News)

US President Barack Obama will make his debut Asian tour next month, visiting Japan, Singapore, China and South Korea for a flurry of talks on pressing economic issues, trade and global security.

Obama’s coming Asian tour will exclude Indonesia (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama’s first Asian trip as president will include Japan, Singapore, China and South Korea, but not Indonesia, where he spent four years of his life.