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APEC leaders divided after U.S., China spat

Nov 18, 2018 - 11:04 AM

(4th UPDATE) For the first time in the history of the APEC grouping, leaders were unable to agree on a formal written declaration amid sharp differences over trade policy

APEC SUMMIT. (L-R) Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Brunei's Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Chile's President Sebastian Pinera, China's President Xi Jinping, Papua New Guinea's Prime Minister Peter O'Neill, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, US Vice President Mike Pence, Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, Indonesia's President Joko Widodo and Hong Kong's Chief Executive Carrie Lam wave with (back row L to R) Mexico's Undersecretary of Foreign Trade Juan Carlos Baker, New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern (hidden behind Trudeau), Peru's Foreign Minister Nestor Popolizio, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, Russia's Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, South Korea's President Moon Jae-in, Thailand's Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha, Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Taiwan's representative Morris Chang (hidden behind Widodo) as they pose for a "family photo" during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in Port Moresby on November 18, 2018. Photo by Saeed Khan/AFP

U.S., China in APEC cruise ship clash on trade, influence

Nov 17, 2018 - 1:06 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Representatives from both countries duel in back-to-back speeches at a pre-APEC business forum

U.S., China rivalry to dominate APEC summit

Nov 16, 2018 - 11:23 AM

The high-profile trade war between the world's two largest economies – as well as tit-for-tat tariff measures – will also serve as a backdrop to what could be a tense gathering

APEC. This picture taken on November 13, 2018 shows the cruise ship Pacific Jewels, which will accommodate delegates and journalists at this year's Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit, docking in Port Moresby. Photo by Saeed Khan/AFP

Pence says Trump-Kim meeting likely after New Year

Nov 15, 2018 - 6:45 PM

Vice President Mike Pence insists US government would not repeat mistakes of the past where promises were broken

FRIENDS. US President Donald Trump meets with North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un at the start of their historic US-North Korea summit, at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore on June 12, 2018. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

U.S. urges sustained sanctions pressure on North Korea

Nov 15, 2018 - 2:30 PM

In remarks at the opening of a meeting with Southeast Asian leaders, Vice President Mike Pence says America's regional 'partnership also includes our pressure campaign regarding' the North

U.S. VP Mike Pence criticizes Suu Kyi over Myanmar treatment of Rohingya

Nov 14, 2018 - 6:02 PM

Pence adds to the pressure on Suu Kyi, who this week has had an Amnesty International honor revoked and faced sharp words from Malaysia's Mahathir Mohamad

US Vice President Mike Pence (R) listens to Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi during a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the 33rd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in Singapore on November 14, 2018.  Bernat Armangue / POOL / AFP

Call for open markets as world leaders gather in Singapore

Nov 12, 2018 - 1:11 PM

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong calls for Southeast Asian companies to invest more in each others' markets and be more open to foreign competition

LEE HSIEN LOONG. Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong speaks at a business forum on the sidelines of the 33rd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in Singapore on November 12, 2018. Photo by Roslan Rahman/AFP

Maduro calls U.S. vice president 'a madman' for linking Venezuela to caravan

Oct 25, 2018 - 6:43 PM

Nicolas Maduro, the socialist president of Venezuela, says 'imperialist paranoia' leads the US 'to accuse Maduro and Venezuela of everything that happens to them'

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro delivers a speech during a rally in Caracas on February 7, 2018. Maduro launched Wednesday a political movement to promote his candidacy for reelection. / AFP PHOTO / FEDERICO PARRA

With Pence salvo, US declares full-on China rivalry

Oct 06, 2018 - 11:28 AM

US president Donald Trump's message to Beijing: he 'will not back down'

(FILES) In this file photo taken on September 11, 2018 US President Donald Trump speaks to members of the press following a briefing on Hurricane Florence in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, DC.  US President Donald Trump has decided to impose tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese imports and could make the announcement in the coming days, US media reported September 15, 2018. Citing anonymous sources, The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal reported that the tariffs would be set at 10 percent. / AFP PHOTO / ZACH GIBSON

Pence paints China as enemy in U.S. election

Oct 05, 2018 - 12:25 PM

Vice President Mike Pence accuses China of waging an 'unprecedented effort to influence American public opinion' ahead of critical congressional elections on November 6

US ELECTIONS. In this file photo, US Vice President Mike Pence arrives at Trump Tower in New York City on November 18, 2016 in New York. / File photo Dominick Reuter/AFP

Officials rush to assure Trump they didn't pen op-ed criticizing him

Sep 07, 2018 - 8:59 AM

Amid frenzied speculation about who is hiding behind a cloak of anonymity, Vice President Mike Pence is the first to assert that he did not pen the New York Times piece

ASSURANCE. Senior officials rush to assure US President Donald Trump they didn't write the New York Times 'resistance' op-ed published on Wednesday, September 5. AFP file photo

Trump, under pressure to honor McCain, orders flags to half-staff

Aug 28, 2018 - 11:59 AM

Donald Trump's about-face comes after he found himself mired in controversy over his rather conspicuous failure to pay tribute to McCain

TRIBUTE TO MCCAIN. The US flag above the White House flies at half-staff in the evening in Washington, DC, on August 27, 2018. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

North Korea slams 'ignorant and stupid' Pence, renews summit threat

May 24, 2018 - 10:32 AM

North Korea's Choe Son-Hui lambasts a media interview on Monday, May 21, in which US Vice President Mike Pence warns Kim Jong-Un that it would be a 'great mistake' to try and play Donald Trump

US-NORTH KOREA. US Vice President Mike Pence says South Korea will continue its support of sanctions for North Korea's denuclearization. File photo by Dominick Reuter/AFP

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Feb 21, 2018 - 8:01 PM

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Secret Pence, North Korea meeting planned, then scrapped

Feb 21, 2018 - 9:42 AM

(UPDATED) Pyongyang scrapped the planned talks during the 2018 Winter Olympics after the US vice president denounced abuses from the 'murderous regime,' US officials say

SNUBS. In this file photo, US Vice President Mike Pence (front) watches the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games with North Korea's ceremonial head of state Kim Yong Nam (back 2nd R) and North Korea's Kim Jong Un's sister Kim Yo Jong (back R) at the Pyeongchang Stadium on February 9, 2018. Patrick Semansky/Pool/AFP

U.S., South Korea united despite inter-Korea talks – Pence

Feb 11, 2018 - 10:18 AM

North and South Korea hold talks in conjunction with the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, believed by analysts to undermine alliance between Seoul and Washington

'Kimchi diplomacy' for two Koreas in Olympic rapprochement

Feb 10, 2018 - 12:04 PM

(UPDATED) There is speculation Pyongyang could invite South Korea President Moon Jae-in to visit for a summit later this year

TOP-LEVEL TALKS. South Korea's President Moon Jae-in (3rd R) talks with Kim Yo Jong (2nd L), North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's sister, and North Korea's ceremonial head of state Kim Yong Nam (3rd L) during their meeting at the presidential Blue House in Seoul on February 10, 2018. Photo by Yonhap/AFP

Trump praises White House aide accused of domestic abuse

Feb 10, 2018 - 9:11 AM

(UDATED) White House speechwriter David Sorensen resigns in the same week, also over domestic abuse claims. He denies the allegations.

RESIGNED. In this photo taken on September 1, 2017, White House staff secretary Rob Porter looks on after US President Donald Trump signed a proclamation in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, DC. Photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP

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Feb 06, 2018 - 9:47 PM

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U.S. won't rule out Olympics talks with North Korea

Feb 06, 2018 - 2:50 PM

Rex Tillerson: 'With respect to the vice president's trip to the Olympics and whether or not there would be an opportunity for any kind of a meeting with North Korea, I think we'll just see'

VEEP. In this file photo, US Vice President Mike Pence speaks during a press conference in Cartagena, Colombia on August 13, 2017. Stringer/AFP

Pence in Jerusalem pledges embassy move by end of 2019, faces protest

Jan 22, 2018 - 11:10 PM

Pence's speech, filled with biblical references and praise of Israel, is greeted with loud applause by Israeli Jewish lawmakers

MIKE PENCE. US Vice President Mike Pence addresses the Knesset (Israeli parliament) in Jerusalem on January 22, 2018. Photo by Ariel Schalit/AFP

Palestinian president to shun Pence over Jerusalem move

Dec 09, 2017 - 9:33 PM

'There will be no meeting with the vice president of America in Palestine,' Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas's diplomatic adviser Majdi al-Khaldi says. 'The United States has crossed all the red lines with the Jerusalem decision,' he adds.

PROTEST. Palestinian demonstrators burn posters of the US president in Bethlehem's Manger Square in protest to him declaring Jerusalem as Israel's capital on December 6, 2017. Photo by Musa al Shaer/AFP

Under fire Tillerson denies rift with Trump

Oct 04, 2017 - 10:42 PM

(3rd UPDATE) 'I serve at the appointment of the president and I am here for as long as the president feels I can be useful to achieving his objectives,' says US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

(FILES) This file photo taken on August 22, 2017 shows US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson pauses before speaking during a briefing at the Department of State in Washington, DC. US officials on October 3, 2017 kicked out 15 Cuban diplomats following mysterious acoustic attacks that have sickened US diplomats in Havana. "The decision was made due to Cuba's failure to take appropriate steps to protect our diplomats in accordance with its obligations under the Vienna Convention. This order will ensure equity in our respective diplomatic operations," Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in a statement.  / AFP PHOTO / Brendan Smialowski

U.S. rallies LatAm on Venezuela after Trump military warning

Aug 15, 2017 - 8:47 AM

The United States rallies its Latin American allies after President Donald Trump warned of possible military action

GUARDED. A Venezuelan army soldier stands by a portrait of President Nicolas Maduro during the press conference given by Defense Minister general Vladimir Padrino Lopez at Fort Tiuna in Caracas on August 14, 2017. Federico Parra/AFP

Pence stresses 'peaceable' solution sought for Venezuela

Aug 14, 2017 - 10:35 AM

US Vice President Pence: We have many options for Venezuela but the president also remains confident that working with all of our allies across Latin America we can achieve a peaceable solution

IN COLOMBIA. US Vice President Mike Pence speaks during a joint press conference with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos (not in frame) at the Presidential guest house in Cartagena, Colombia on August 13, 2017. Stringer/AFP

Angry Pence denies eye on 2020 U.S. presidential bid

Aug 07, 2017 - 1:10 AM

US Vice President Mike Pence slams a New York Times article on a supposed shadow campaign for 2020 calling it disgraceful and offensive

PENCE. US Vice President Mike Pence says new US-Japan talks could lead to trade deal. File photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

Pence slams Russian 'occupation' on Georgia visit

Aug 01, 2017 - 6:10 PM

Pence is currently on a tour of Eastern Europe aimed at reassuring US allies rattled over Russia s 2014 annexation of Crimea and backing for a bloody separatist rebellion in Ukraine

PENCE. US Vice President Mike Pence arrives at Trump Tower in New York City on November 18, 2016 in New York. Photo by Dominick Reuter/AFP

Russia expulsions won't deter U.S. 'commitment to allies' – Pence

Jul 31, 2017 - 6:59 PM

We stand with the people and nations of Estonia Latvia and Lithuania and we always will US Vice President Mike Pence says

PENCE IN ESTONIA. Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid, Latvia's President Raimonds Vejonis, Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaite and US Vice-President Mike Pence (R) pose for a photo prior talks in Tallinn, Estonia, on July 31, 2017. Photo by Raigo Pajula/AFP

Mike Pence walks high wire over Trump scandals

Jul 16, 2017 - 1:56 PM

As the Russia scandal encroaches ever further on Donald Trump s White House the vice president is also walking a political tightrope

In this file photo, US Vice President-elect Mike Pence arrives for the Presidential Inauguration of Donald Trump at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on January 20, 2017. Saul Loeb/AFP

Liftoff for Trump's bold space plans may have to wait

Jul 10, 2017 - 12:30 AM

How will the United States space program play out under the leadership of US President Donald Trump?

BLASTING OFF. The Falcon 9 rocket will bring food and supplies to the 6 astronauts at the International Space Station. Screenshot from SpaceX webcast

US VP Pence's hands-on NASA gaffe goes viral

Jul 08, 2017 - 8:52 AM

It was OK to touch the surface Those are just day to day reminder signs We were going to clean it anyway It was an honor to host you says NASA in a tweet

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May 22, 2017 - 10:53 PM

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University students walk out of Pence speech

May 22, 2017 - 2:08 PM

The members of the graduating class – dressed in cap and gowns together with some two thousand classmates – stood up and quietly left the school s football stadium when Pence began delivering his speech videos posted online show

PENCE COMMENCEMENT WALKOUT. US Vice-President Mike Pence speaks during a press conference at the NATO headquarters in Brussels on February 20, 2017. File photo by Virginia Mayo/AFP

North Korean media issue threat to 'wipe out' U.S.

Apr 24, 2017 - 9:08 PM

Pyongyang is still believed to be far from reaching its aim of building a missile capable of reaching the US mainland but the secretive nation ramped up its rhetoric in recent weeks

U.S. to honor refugee deal with Australia – Pence

Apr 22, 2017 - 10:50 PM

US Vice President Mike Pence also seeks to clear the waters about the location of US supercarrier Carl Vinson that was supposedly steaming towards North Korea

CONTROVERSIAL DEAL. US Vice President Mike Pence says the US will honor a controversial refugee deal with Australia. File photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

U.S. naval armada to be in Sea of Japan in days

Apr 22, 2017 - 12:05 PM

Tensions between the US and North Korea have soared in recent weeks following a drumbeat of missile tests and fears that Pyongyang may be readying a 6th nuclear test

SUPERCARRIER. In this file photo, the US Navy aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) transits the South China Sea, March 2, 2017. US Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class ZA Landers

AS dan Indonesia teken 10 kerjasama senilai 10 miliar dollar

Apr 22, 2017 - 9:06 AM

10 kesepakatan tersebut di antaranya dengan perusahaan Exxon Mobil General Electric Halliburton Honeywell hingga Lockheed Martin

KESEPAKATAN BISNIS. Wakil Presiden Jusuf Kalla (kanan) berjabat tangan dengan Wakil Presiden Amerika Serikat (AS) Michael R. Pence usai memberi sambutan dalam Business Leaders and Commercial Deal Signing, Jakarta, Jumat, 21 April. Foto oleh Rosa Panggabean/ANTARA

Jokowi minta hubungan dagang yang saling menguntungkan dengan AS

Apr 20, 2017 - 9:36 PM

Pemerintahan Donald Trump memasukan Indonesia ke dalam daftar yang mencurangi hubungan dagang dengan AS

KUNJUNGAN KERJA. Presiden Joko "Jokowi" Widodo menyambut kedatangan Wapres Amerika Serikat, Mike Pence saat tiba di Istana Negara pada Kamis, 20 April. Foto diambil dari akun @setkabgoid

Trump to attend Asia summits – Pence

Apr 20, 2017 - 9:06 PM

The US president will go to the US ASEAN and East Asia meetings in the Philippines as well as a gathering of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC group in Vietnam Vice President Mike Pence says

ASIA SUMMITS. Donald Trump delivers his acceptance speech during his election night event at the New York Hilton Midtown in the early morning hours of November 9, 2016 in New York City. File photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFP

Wapres AS Mike Pence diterima Jokowi di Istana Negara

Apr 20, 2017 - 11:56 AM

Dubes AS mengatakan tidak menutup kemungkinan salah satu isu yang dibahas mengenai sengketa PT Freeport Indonesia

TIBA DI INDONESIA. Wakil Presiden Amerika Serikat (AS) Michael R. Pence (kiri) melambaikan tangan saat tiba di Bandara Internasional Halim Perdanakusuma, Jakarta, Rabu, 19 April. Foto oleh Rosa Panggabean/ANTARA

Pence praises moderate Islam in Indonesia in bid to heal divisions

Apr 20, 2017 - 8:29 AM

US Vice President Mike Pence s visit represents the Trump administration s most high profile outreach to Muslims since coming to office

WHEELS DOWN. US Vice President Mike Pence, accompanied by wife Karen and their two daughters, arrive in Jakarta, early April 20, 2017. Photo courtesy VP Pence's office/Twitter

Pence vows 'overwhelming' response to North Korea

Apr 19, 2017 - 12:34 PM

US Vice President Pence: We will defeat any attack and meet any use of conventional or nuclear weapons with an overwhelming and effective American response

SPEAKING TO THE TROOPS. US Vice President Mike Pence speaks aboard the docked USS Ronald Reagan in Japan, April 19, 2017. Photo courtesy VP Pence's office/Twitter

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Apr 18, 2017 - 8:31 PM

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Pence says new U.S.-Japan talks could lead to trade deal

Apr 18, 2017 - 5:45 PM

Pence s comments come as the two countries kicked off talks aimed at achieving a new economic relationship – in line with US President Donald Trump s vow to focus on bilateral trade deals

PENCE. US Vice President Mike Pence says new US-Japan talks could lead to trade deal. File photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

Pence reassures Japan as North Korea threatens 'weekly' tests

Apr 18, 2017 - 1:15 PM

3rd UPDATE As fears grow that it may also be preparing for its sixth nuclear weapons test North Korean Vice Foreign Minister Han Song Ryol said that its program would only escalate

ARRIVAL. US Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen arrive in Tokyo, April 18, 2017. Photo courtesy Vice President's office/ Twitter

North Korea ready to react to 'any mode of war' from U.S.

Apr 18, 2017 - 1:19 AM

UPDATED If the United States dares opt for a military action the DPRK is ready to react to any mode of war desired by the Americans Pyongyang envoy Kim In Ryong tells a news conference

WARNING. Kim In Ryong, Deputy Permanent Representative of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) to the UN, briefs the press at the UN headquarters in New York, April 17, 2017. UN Photo/Manuel Elias

Trump to North Korean leader: 'Got to behave'

Apr 17, 2017 - 11:56 PM

UPDATED If the US dares opt for a military action the DPRK is ready to react to any mode of war desired by the US Deputy Ambassador Kim In Ryong told a news conference

DONALD TRUMP. President Donald Trump speaks to reporters after his meeting with retired United States Marine Corps general James Mattis at Trump International Golf Club, November 19, 2016 in Bedminster Township, New Jersey. File photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

Russia warns U.S. against unilateral strike on North Korea

Apr 17, 2017 - 7:14 PM

We do not accept the reckless nuclear missile actions of Pyongyang that breach UN resolutions but that does not mean that you can break international law he says

SERGEI LAVROV. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov speaks during a meeting with his Cambodian counterpart in Moscow on October 3, 2016. File Photo by Natalia Kolesnikova /AFP

Pence warns North Korea 'all options are on the table' in DMZ visit

Apr 17, 2017 - 10:03 AM

UPDATED Pence s trip to the flashpoint frontier underscores Washington s shifting policy towards the isolated state after years of nuclear and missile tests carried out in defiance of the international community

AT THE DMZ. In this photo posted on Twitter, US Vice President Mike Pence at a lookout from the South Korean side of the Demilitarized Zone during his visit to Panmunjom, South Korea, April 17, 2017. Photo courtesy @VP/Twitter

North Korea missile test fails before Pence visit to Seoul

Apr 16, 2017 - 7:56 AM

4th UPDATE US Vice President Mike Pence assures South Korea of full support amid the North s provocative actions

ANOTHER ONE. In this file photo, a woman walks past a TV screen showing a file footage of a North Korean missile launch at a railway station in Seoul on April 28, 2016. Photo by Jung Yeon-Je / AFP