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North Korea is 'getting the message': U.S. Vice Prez Pence

North Korea is 'getting the message': U.S. Vice Prez Pence

Indonesia is the latest stop on an Asian tour by Pence that aims to reaffirm traditional US alliances at a time when Donald Trump's presidency has raised questions about the strength of the USA commitment to the region.

A Japanese official says a difference in approach remains with the US despite an agreement on a framework for new bilateral economic talks.

Trump's Indonesian business partner, billionaire Hary Tanoe, is an aspiring politician with ambitions to run for president in 2019.

Pushing his "America First" agenda, Trump has ordered a country-by-country, product-by-product review to determine the reasons for the US trade deficits, saying he aims to promote "fair" trade.

"It seems the U.S.is not easily going to change its position", he said.

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North Korea's aim is to attach a nuclear warhead on a ballistic missile capable of reaching targets thousands of miles away. US Ambassador Nikki Haley told United Nations reporters it was "up to North Korea to avoid further trouble".

Pence said after the meeting that Trump believes it is in America's interest to negotiate economic deals on a bilateral basis. He said that the dialogue could lead to formal talks on a U.S. -Japan trade agreement, but that he would leave that decision to the future.

The review would be aimed at looking for ways to improve the trade deficit between the two countries, Efe news reported.

Beijing reacted angrily yesterday to criticism that Chinese-made vehicles were seen towing ballistic missiles during Saturday's military parade to honour North Korea's founding president Kim Il Sung. "Obviously a first high-level talk is not going to have an immediate resolution of anything but I think we have a reasonable path forward".

The announcement followed an inaugural meeting Tuesday of the U.S. -Japan Economic Dialogue in Tokyo chaired by visiting U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and Japanese Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso.

The dialogue was agreed to in principle between Abe and Trump when the two leaders met in February and sets out three policy pillars that will structure the dialogue with further talks to be held in December.

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Malik said the Congress vice president assured him that the demands will be considered and placed before selection committee. He also said that within a year, MCDs would be turned into profit making bodies.

Japanese officials are indicating Tokyo intends to pursue the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact despite the USA withdrawal from the agreement.

Pence was having lunch with Abe at the prime minister's official residence after arriving in Japan earlier in the day for the second stop of a 10-day Asia tour.

He said Japan had explained to the US the importance of the TPP in both strategic and economic terms, and he believed the USA understood that stance.

Tensions have risen in the region of late, as the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) has conducted multiple missile tests and two nuclear tests in the past 18 months, with the United States' recent deployment of an aircraft carrier unit to the region after holding large-scale "war games" near the peninsula also stoking concerns.

Pence said at a joint news conference with Jokowi that the US wants to strengthen its strategic partnership with Indonesia. With no US trade representative yet in office and other key positions still unfilled, such nitty-gritty discussions will have to come later.

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He'll have the chance to tie Tuesday at home against Milwaukee , and he could potentially set the mark Wednesday in Memphis . Joakim Noah of the New York Knicks has been suspended 20 games without pay for violating the league's anti-drug policy.


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