Pence going to Asia-Pacific amid Korean tensions

Washington • Vice President Mike Pence plans to travel to South Korea and Japan later this month amid simmering tensions along the Korean peninsula over North Korea’s attempts to advance its nuclear and missile programs. The White House said Thursday that Pence would depart April 15 on a 10-day, four-nation tour of the Asia-Pacific region that will also include stops in Indonesia and Australia and a visit with U.S. troops in Hawaii. Pence’s itinerary will focus on U.S. military and economic alli...

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