Pence said the US-Japan alliance is a "cornerstone" of the region's peace and prosperity and said Japan is not only an ally but a friend, but that Japan needs to do more to reduce the bilateral trade imbalance.
Americans are losing their taste for chicken and eating more beef and pork as President Donald Trump's trade wars reduce US pork exports to China and Mexico and leave cheaper bacon and ribs at home.
On October 29, China released new rules to allow trade of rhino horns and tiger parts watering down a ban that was issued 25 years ago as part of global efforts to halt declining wild population.
Goldman Sachs has been under scrutiny for its role in helping raise funds through bond offerings for 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB), which is the subject of corruption and money-laundering investigations in at least six countries.
Erdogan said it was clear the murder was planned and that the order came from the top level of Saudi authorities but that he could not think such a thing of King Salman, for whom he has 'limitless respect'.
Whitaker is "committed to following all appropriate processes,'' including consulting with senior ethics officials about his "oversight responsibilities and matter that may warrant recusal,'' Justice Department spokeswoman Kerri Kupec said.
The outcomes of two Senate races, 13 House seats and two governorships had yet to be settled on Monday.
These detainees, a significant number of whom are from Punjab, are seeking asylum, claiming that they "experienced violence or persecution" in India.
May's compromise plan, which seeks to maintain close trade ties with the EU in the future, is facing opposition from Brexiteers, pro-Europeans, the Northern Irish party that props up her government, and even some of her own ministers.
US West Texas Intermediate crude oil futures were at $59.06 per barrel at 0115 GMT, down 1.5 per cent from their last settlement. International benchmark Brent crude oil futures were at $69.17 per barrel, down 1.4 per cent, from their last close.
The dead have been found in burned-out cars, in the smoldering ruins of their homes, or next to their vehicles, apparently overcome by smoke and flames before they could jump in behind the wheel and escape.
Sri Lanka Supreme Court is expected to decide on the legality of January 5 snap polls announced by President Maithripala Sirisena on Tuesday.
Over 200,000 people were still under evacuation orders even as some residents were allowed to return to inland communities of Agoura Hills, Westlake Village and Newbury Park.
Pence, in Japan on Tuesday during a visit to Asia, will meet Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for talks that are expected to touch on economic ties between the two security allies as well as North Korea's nuclear and missile programmes.
Taiwan is set to hold a series of public votes on November 24 to decide whether same-sex unions should be written into law, raising uncertainty whether there will be full marriage equality on the island.
The flare-up, in which three Palestinian gunmen and a civilian in Israel were killed, threatened to derail efforts by the United Nations, Egypt and Qatar to broker a long-term truce and head off another major conflict in the impoverished enclave.
Amnesty has criticized the failure of Suu Kyi and her government to speak out about military atrocities against the Rohingya Muslims and said they expected Suu Kyi to use her “moral authority to speak out against injustice wherever” she saw it.
Trump called for an end to the recount even though state rules allow election officials to wait 10 days for absentee ballots submitted by registered voters living outside the United States, including active-duty military personnel.
The faith healers are popular among Rohingyas because of traditional beliefs and in part because Rohingya have lacked access to modern medical care in Buddhist-majority Myanmar, where they are one of the most persecuted minority groups in the world.
The three-term congresswoman won after a slow vote count that dragged on for nearly a week after voters went to the polls on November 6. She becomes Arizona's first Democratic US senator since 1994.