South Korean legislators applaud US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump at the National Assembly in Seoul on Wednesday. In a speech before the assembly, the first by a US president in nearly a quarter-century, Trump could hardly contain his praise for the close US ally. Photo: Pool via Bloomberg

Donald Trump turns on the charm in South Korea and bolsters the alliance

John Power says that by flattering his hosts and offering a firm, but not fiery, warning to North Korea, the US president boosted a partnership that has been rocky under his leadership

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South Korean legislators applaud US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump at the National Assembly in Seoul on Wednesday. In a speech before the assembly, the first by a US president in nearly a quarter-century, Trump could hardly contain his praise for the close US ally. Photo: Pool via Bloomberg
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