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Pence says US to press religious freedom in North Korea

Pence noted that Open Doors, an advocacy group for persecuted Christians, ranks North Korea as its worst violator for 18 straight years.

US ready to protect its interests as Iran makes nuclear threats

US Vice President Mike Pence says the US is prepared to protect US personnel and citizens in the Middle East as tensions build with Iran over its nuclear program.

Pence condemns Ocasio-Cortez for ‘concentration camps’ remarks

US Vice President Mike Pence condemns Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for comparing migrant detention facilities to 'concentration camps.'

Pence chastises EU, rejects Merkel’s call to work with Russia

Pence says America is stronger than ever before and America is leading on the world stage once again.

After Auschwitz visit, Pence accuses Iran of Nazi-like anti-Semitism

Pence said the Nazi death camp had made him more determined to confront Tehran.

Netanyahu hails Warsaw talks with Arab states as ‘turning point’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is in high spirits as he declared the two-day, US-organised conference 'a historical turning point' during the opening dinner Wednesday night.

Kremlin: Putin told Pence Russia did not meddle in US election

Putin and Pence spoke in Singapore last week about key issues that could be discussed at the meeting between the two leaders, expected to take place at the G20 summit in Argentina in late November.

Pence-Xi showdown at Apec shows US-China divide only widening

Neither country appears to be giving ground in an escalating trade war.

Pence says US to partner in Papua New Guinea military base

Vice President Mike Pence said Saturday on a visit to Papua New Guinea. which is hosting the APEC regional summit, that the US would join forces with Australia to redevelop PNG's Lombrum Naval Base on Manus island.

Pence slams China, says US offers countries `better option’

Pence is representing Donald Trump after the president opted not to attend the Asian conferences.

US urges sustained sanctions pressure on North Korea

The isolated, impoverished North is under heavy sanctions imposed over its atomic weapons programme, which it has pursued in violation of UN resolutions.

Pence: Myanmar jailing of Reuters pair ‘deeply troubling’

Myanmar nationals, the journalists were charged under the draconian state secrets act after meeting police who handed them documents.

Violence against Rohingya ‘without excuse’, Pence tells Suu Kyi

US Vice President Mike Pence told Myanmar civilian leader Suu Kyi he was anxious to hear about progress to hold the perpetrators accountable.

US to China: We will not be intimidated in South China...

Pence will also argue that Chinese officials have tried to influence business leaders to condemn US trade actions, "leveraging their desire to maintain their operations in China.

US VP Pence calls for release of imprisoned Reuters journalists

The US vice-president says the 2 journalists should not imprisoned for exposing human rights violations & mass killings.

Trump’s Asia summit snub fuels doubts about US commitment

The decision removes a potential avenue for Trump to meet with Xi as a trade war between the US and China deepens.

US welcomes home remains of presumed war dead from North Korea

Vice President Mike Pence hailed the remains' arrival in Hawaii as evidence of the success of President Donald Trump's landmark summit in June with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Brazil’s Temer to press Pence on US treatment of migrant families

Brazilian President Michel Temer has been unimpressed by US Vice President Mike Pence's stance toward migrant families.

Trump to speak at NRA meeting in Dallas

The NRA said that US President Donald Trump would join Vice President Mike Pence at the group's annual "Leadership Forum".

US VP drops summit banquet, abruptly goes to hotel in Peru

The United States, France and Britain have been moving warships and aircrafts close to Syria in recent days, fuelling speculation that military action could be imminent.

North Korea cancels planned meeting with US veep

This after Mike Pence condemned North Korean human rights abuses and announced plans for new economic sanctions

Bach for Nobel peace prize? No ‘formal discussion’ says IOC

Bach is scheduled to visit North Korea after the Games, where their athletes marched together with South Korea at the opening ceremony.

Rippon olive branch to Pence over Olympic gay controversy

This after the openly gay skater criticised the choice of Pence as leader of the US delegation to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.

US to unveil ‘toughest sanctions ever’ on North Korea, says veep

Mike Pence says Washington will continue to intensify maximum pressure on North Korea until it takes concrete steps to denuclearise.