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Pence paints China as enemy in US election

China is meddling in America’s democracy, he says

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October 4, 2018


US once again tells Pakistan to “do more” against terrorists

WASHINGTON: United States has once again asked Pakistan to “do more” against terrorist organizations. “Vice President Pence reiterated President (Donald) Trump’s request that the Government of Pakistan must do more to address the continued presence of the Taliban, Haqqani Network, and other terrorist groups operating in their country,” a White House statement read. Pence reiterated…

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March 18, 2018


VP Pence pays surprise visit to US troops in Afghanistan

Vice President Mike Pence told US troops in Afghanistan Thursday they have put the Taliban on the run, as he became the most senior Trump administration official to visit the men and women fighting America’s longest-ever war. Flying secretly through the day and night on a standard unmarked US Air Force C-17, Pence corkscrewed into…

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December 22, 2017


Pence delays Mideast visit amid anger over Jerusalem shift

US Vice President Mike Pence has delayed a visit to the Middle East, the White House said Monday, as a crunch tax vote on Capitol Hill looms and anger in the region over Washington’s policy shift on Jerusalem persists. The trip to Egypt and Israel, due to begin Tuesday, has been pushed back to mid-January,…

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December 19, 2017


Palestine to snub Pence during visit over Jerusalem move

A demonstrator holds a Palestinian flag during clashes with Israeli troops at a protest against U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, near the Jewish settlement of Beit El, near the West Bank city of Ramallah December 9, 2017. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman CAIRO/GAZA: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will not meet U.S. Vice…

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December 10, 2017


Palestinian president to shun Pence over Jerusalem move

RAMALLAH: Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas will refuse to meet US Vice President Mike Pence later this month following Washington’s controversial policy shift on Jerusalem, an Abbas aide said on Saturday, as protests gripped the Palestinian territories for a third straight day. Retaliatory Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip killed two Hamas militants before dawn,…

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December 10, 2017


Pence exits NFL game after players kneel during anthem

WASHINGTON: U.S. Vice President Mike Pence walked out of a National Football League game on Sunday after some players knelt during the national anthem, a form of demonstration that began last year in silent protest against police violence toward racial minorities, reported Reuters. Pence was attending a game in his home state of Indiana between…

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October 9, 2017


PM Abbasi meets US Vice President, Turkish President in New York

NEW YORK: Pakistan and the United States have agreed to stay engaged with a constructive approach to achieve shared objectives of peace, stability and economic prosperity in the region. The consensus was evolved during a meeting between Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi US Vice President Mike Pence on the sidelines of UN General Assembly session…

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September 20, 2017


University students walk out during US Vice President’s speech

WASHINGTON: Dozens of students at Indiana’s Notre Dame University protested against White House policies on Sunday by walking out of a commencement speech by Vice President Mike Pence, who criticized political correctness at American colleges. The members of the graduating class — dressed in cap and gowns together with some two thousand classmates — stood…

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May 22, 2017


Peaceful outcome for Korean peninsula still possible: Pence

WASHINGTON: De-nuclearisation of the Korean peninsula can still be achieved peacefully because of Washington’s new engagement with China, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said on Saturday, despite growing fears North Korea could soon conduct a new nuclear test. South Korea is on heightened alert ahead of another important anniversary in the reclusive North that could…

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April 22, 2017


Trump bashes Clinton but she extends campaign lead

GREEN BAY, US: White House hopeful Donald Trump branded Hillary Clinton’s operations a “criminal enterprise” Monday as he assailed her for creating conditions for a rigged election, and accused US media of wanting to “poison” voters’ minds. Trailing in national polls and in key battleground states just three weeks before Election Day November 8, Trump…

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October 18, 2016


Pence takes harder line than Trump on Russia at contentious VP debate

FARMVILLE, VA.: Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence called Russian President Vladimir Putin a “small and bullying leader” on Tuesday and condemned his actions in Syria, taking a harder line than Donald Trump at a contentious debate with Democratic rival Tim Kaine. Pence’s denunciation of Putin for his interference in the Syrian civil war and…

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October 5, 2016


Trump announces Indiana Governor Mike Pence as VP pick

WASHINGTON: Republican White House candidate Donald Trump on Friday announced Mike Pence, the governor of Indiana, as his choice for vice president, ending weeks of intense speculation and putting a conservative stalwart on the ticket. “I am pleased to announce that I have chosen Governor Mike Pence as my Vice Presidential running mate,” Trump posted…

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July 15, 2016