Obama Plans Korea Border Visit

    SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - MARCH 1:  A Conservative South Korean women holds a South Korean and U.S. flag during the celebration of The March First Independence Movement Anniversary on March 1, 2005 in Seoul, South Korea. South Koreans celebrate the public holiday a day of remembrance to mark the 1919 civilian uprising against Japanese colonial rule from 1910-1945. A legacy of resentment and territorial disputes between the nations were renewed when the Japanese ambassador claimed last week, that Japan was the rightful owner of several largely uninhabited islands claimed by both Tokyo and Seoul.  (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

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    In a bid to turn up the heat on North Korea before a critical nuclear-security meeting, President Barack Obama plans to visit the demilitarized zone on Sunday. The White House said the trip will show American support for South Korea as the country squares off against its neighbor to the north over nuclear disarmament. North Korea will not be present at the summit, where Obama will talk with the president of China, a country that the White House says may be able to bring its influence to bear on the recalcitrant North Korean leaders. The precise state of North Korea’s nuclear plan is not known, but the country has on two occasions tested a nuclear device.

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