Mike Pence

Pence blunt on Indo-Pacific commitments

Mike Pence acknowledged the size and economic potential of the Indo-Pacific, saying it encompasses more than half the earth’s surface and two-thirds of global trade.

Sent directly by President Donald Trump, Vice-President Pence clearly and directly highlighted US’ contributions to the Indo-Pacific, saying their investment of over 1.4 trillion dollars exceeds a combined total of China, Japan and South Korea’s assistance.

“And American investment in the Indo-Pacific will only continue to grow,” Pence stated.

US vice-president in S Korea amid tensions

On a visit to South Korea, he is set to discuss ways to deal with Pyongyang amid speculation that leader Kim Jong-un could order a new nuclear test.

North Korea has warned the US not to take provocative action as it is "ready to hit back with nuclear attacks".

A US navy strike group is moving towards the Korean peninsula.

On a long-planned 10-day trip to Asia, his first official visit to the region, Mr Pence will reaffirm the US commitment to stand by its regional allies, officials say.

Pence dodges question on Trump's wiretapping claims

Trump alleged on Saturday without evidence that former President Barack Obama wiretapped his phones at Trump Tower ahead of the 2016 election.

Will Trump learn from Pence's debate prep?

The Indiana governor delivered a smooth performance at Tuesday's vice presidential debate, lobbing attacks at Hillary Clinton with far greater effect than Trump in last week's showdown. Facing a feisty Tim Kaine, whose debate appearance will likely be remembered for his aggressive interruptions, Pence was calm and refused to be baited.

Donald Trump chooses Mike Pence as his running mate

Mr Trump's campaign planned to announce his selection on Friday, but cancelled the event because of the attack in Nice, France.

Sources close to campaign told ABC News that Mr Pence accepted the offer.

However, Mr Trump told Fox News on Thursday evening: "I haven't made my final, final decision."

Mr Trump hopes Mr Pence can help him appeal to the party's conservatives.

Other candidates reportedly in the running were former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.


Trump family meets Indiana governor Mike Pence as VP talk grows

Mr Trump, the likely nominee, and his children were seen leaving the Pence home in Indianapolis.

The businessman is expected to name his vice-presidential pick this week.

Mr Pence endorsed former candidate Senator Ted Cruz in May but said he would support whoever is the Republican nominee.

Mr Trump, his daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner were seen leaving the mansion.

At a rally in Indiana on Tuesday night, Mr Trump said of Pence: "I don't know whether he's going to be your governor or your vice president, who the hell knows?"