Trade agreements

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, center, is given a tour by the Grand Imam of Istiqlal Mosque Nasaruddin Umar, left, and the Chairman of the mosque Muhammad Muzammil Basyuni, right, during his visit to the largest mosque in Southeast Asia, in Jakarta, Indonesia, Thursday, April 20, 2017. Pence praised Indonesia's democracy and moderate form of Islam after meeting Thursday with the president of the world's most populous Muslim nation. (Adek Berry/Pool Photo via AP)
April 20, 2017 - 2:19 pm
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Southeast Asia, a focus of past U.S. presidents, has been overlooked thus far for the Trump administration, but Vice President Mike Pence's visit to Indonesia Thursday marked a sign of change and he announced the president would follow him to the region later this year...
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April 20, 2017 - 1:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Weeks before President Donald Trump's first official overseas trip, trade and security matters were top items of discussion going into his meeting Thursday with the prime minister of Italy, one of the two European countries set to welcome Trump in May. Talks with Italian leader...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, April 18, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump gives a thumbs-up as he walks to board Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, for the short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md., en route to Kenosha, Wis. Trump, the "America First" president who vowed to extricate the U.S. from onerous overseas commitments, appears to be warming up to the view that when it comes to global agreements, a deal's a deal. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
April 20, 2017 - 7:12 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The "America First" president who vowed to extricate America from onerous overseas commitments appears to be warming up to the view that when it comes to global agreements, a deal's a deal. From NAFTA to the Iran nuclear agreement to the Paris climate accord, President Donald...
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April 20, 2017 - 7:05 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese officials are indicating Tokyo intends to pursue the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact despite the U.S. withdrawal from the agreement. In comments reported by the national broadcaster NHK on Thursday, Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso said he believed the TPP trade talks would...
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April 20, 2017 - 6:31 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese officials are indicating they intend to pursue the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact despite the U.S. withdrawal from the agreement. In comments reported by the national broadcaster NHK on Thursday, Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso said he believed the TPP trade talks would...
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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, right, and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence shake hands prior to a luncheon hosted by Abe at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo, Tuesday, April 18, 2017. Pence arrived in Japan for talks Tuesday expected to focus largely on trade with America’s anchor ally in the region. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, Pool)
April 18, 2017 - 7:35 am
TOKYO (AP) — The U.S. will not relent until it achieves its objective of ensuring the Korean Peninsula is free of nuclear weapons, Vice President Mike Pence said Tuesday while visiting Japan. After meetings with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and other leaders, Pence told reporters that President Donald...
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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, right, and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence shake hands prior to a luncheon hosted by Abe at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo, Tuesday, April 18, 2017. Pence arrived in Japan for talks Tuesday expected to focus largely on trade with America’s anchor ally in the region. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, Pool)
April 18, 2017 - 4:13 am
TOKYO (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence assured Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday that the United States stands "100 percent" behind its anchor ally in Asia in working to defuse risks from North Korea's nuclear program. Pence struck a stern tone as he began talks with Abe and other...
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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, left, waves with his wife Karen on their arrival at U.S. Navy's Atsugi air facility in Ayase, southwest of Tokyo, Tuesday, April 18, 2017. Pence arrived in Japan on Monday as part of a 10-day trip to Asia that comes amid turmoil on the Korean Peninsula over North Korea's threats to advance its nuclear and defense capabilities, and just after a failed missile launch by the North. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)
April 17, 2017 - 11:59 pm
TOKYO (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence arrived in Japan for talks Tuesday expected to focus largely on trade with America's anchor ally in the region. Concluding a visit to South Korea, Pence told business leaders in Seoul the administration is taking a fresh look at trade agreements as part...
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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence gives a speech to members of the American Chamber of Commerce at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, April 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, Pool)
April 17, 2017 - 11:33 pm
TOKYO (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence arrived in Japan for talks Tuesday expected to focus largely on trade with America's anchor ally in the region. Concluding a visit to South Korea, Pence told business leaders in Seoul the administration is taking a fresh look at trade agreements as part...
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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence talks with members of the American Chamber of Commerce at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, April 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, Pool)
April 17, 2017 - 10:51 pm
TOKYO (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is traveling to Japan for talks expected to focus largely on trade with America's anchor ally in the region. Concluding a visit to South Korea, Pence told business leaders in Seoul on Tuesday the administration is taking a fresh look at trade agreements...
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