In South Korea and Japan, Pence played down protectionist declarations of "America first" and reaffirmed USA treaty commitments to the security of the two countries as tensions rise over Pyongyang's nuclear program.
Dougal Robinson, a research fellow with the United States Studies Centre in Sydney, said the timing of Pence's visit to Australia a mere three months into Trump's presidency is significant.
"He is a sane, measured person, and lacks the flamboyance of Trump", the official said. Southeast Asia's largest economy is one of 16 nations now under review for having a trade surplus with the US.
But Pence foreshadowed some reworking of the commercial and economic relationship saying that US exporters should face a level playing field.
Indonesia's military said on Friday it was reporting an online news site to the police after it wrote about an Intercept story alleging current and retired generals plotted to overthrow President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo.
"I bring greetings this morning from the President of the United States", Pence told Turnbull and other Australian officials ahead of their meeting.
The visit was also a chance to get more clarity about the economic dimension of the U.S. -Indonesia relationship.
Pence made the commitment - subject to the refugees passing stringent USA vetting procedures - at a joint news conference in Sydney with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, with whom Trump reportedly had a testy first call because of the refugee issue.
Industry Minister Arthur Sinodinos, Trade Minister Steven Ciobo and Australia's Ambassador to the US Joe Hockey were also at the brainstorming session at Sydney's Intercontinental Hotel.
After taking office, Trump was infuriated upon learning that the previous Obama administration had agreed to a refugee resettlement deal with Australia.
US Vice-President Mike Pence has pledged to strengthen security ties with Indonesia to ensure freedom of navigation in the South China Sea and to fight terrorism.
In a tweet posted February 2, Trump made his feelings about the agreement quite clear, saying: "Do you believe it?"
The fallout has left relations between the USA and Australia at their lowest point since the Vietnam War, when Australia's then-Prime Minister Gough Whitlam criticized a series of bombings authorized by then-President Richard Nixon.
At the mosque in Jakarta, Pence and his family also toured the cavernous main prayer room - which was empty during his visit but fills up with tens of thousands of worshippers during key dates in the Muslim calender - and admired the towering dome.
As well as the eight out-of-competition tests, Rollins also passed all eight in-competition drug tests she took previous year . Her gold medal, part of a medals sweep by US 100-meter hurdlers at the Rio Games past year , will not be stripped.
Then there's Boston's helplessness in protecting the rim, which has allowed Chicago's perimeter players to live in the paint. Not moving any of their picks or young players at the deadline was a reasonable decision, and at the time a defensible one.
Ironically, one theory posits that Trump's ascendance to the presidency began at the 2011 White House Correspondents' Dinner . As Politico notes , the rally will mark Trump's 100th day in office. "Look forward to it!" he tweeted on Saturday.
The United Kingdom's Queen Elizabeth II, who is the oldest and longest-reining monarch , turns 91 today. She's has been a part of the fabric of British and Commonwealth life for as long as anyone can remember.
President Nicolas Maduro accused Kimberly-Clark of participating in an global plot to damage Venezuela's economy. GM will be taking legal action, but it is unclear what action that will be, according to the statement.
The FA Cup may not as big as the Premier League or the Champions League, but it is still a major and very prestigious competition. But all eyes will be on Jesus and what role he may play, with Guardiola taking a decision after the team has travelled to London.
Premier Kathleen Wynne's Liberals are widely expected to reveal housing policy measures when Sousa issues his budget on April 27. This comes as policymakers complained that Canadian data on real estate transactions is lacking compared to other jurisdictions.
While Senator Sanders stuck to many of his usual talking points, both he and Perez took time to discuss Maine-specific issues. Kentuckians have roundly rejected the ultra-liberal, anti-jobs platform of coastal elites like Sanders and Perez.
People on Twitter shared their reactions to the Unicorn Frap and they're basically just written versions of Katy's spit video. It also has to be said that the drink perhaps wasn't designed with taste as a primary consideration.
The team said they've looked at players on tape dating back to 2014 to get a full scope for evaluating their talents. About the only thing the two have in common is they're both uber-talented. "They fit ...
Cassini's dance on Saturn's rings before it aims for the planet
During the dives, Cassini will measure how much ice and other materials are in the rings and determine their chemical composition. Cassini's fuel tank is practically empty, so with little left to lose, NASA has opted for a risky, but science-rich grand finale.
President Trump welcomes Sarah Palin to White House
Palin, Kid Rock , and Nugent's presence at the White House reinforces that Trump is here for only one kind of people. In 2012, Nugent said that if Obama were to be re-elected "I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year".
Schwarber, Cubs rally past Brewers to snap 4-game skid
All three were expected back in Kansas City on Tuesday when the Royals open a two-game series against the San Francisco Giants. NY trailed 2-0 with two outs in the sixth before Bruce lined a three-run homer off frustrated starter Vince Velasquez.
Serena Williams Adds Another Epic Chapter To Career
Maria Sharapova will return to competition on Wednesday in Germany after a 15-month suspension for a doping violation. This may also explain why Williams has not played in a match since winning the Australian Open on January 28.
Tennessee Unemployment Rate Falls to 5.1 Percent
With 26,700 more people employed and 7,900 more unemployed, the labor force increased by 34,500 people from February. The Kansas side of the Kansas City metropolitan area saw only a slight dip in its unemployment rate to 3.7 percent.
Trump on Pats, 'No team has been good this long'
Wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell said he was moved by the White House ceremony, saying it "almost brought me to tears". Defensive back Devin McCourty said he wouldn't attend because he doesn't feel welcome at the White House.
Trump, Xi showdown fails to materialize at Mar-a-Lago
Trump outraged China in December when he took the unorthodox step of accepting a phone call from the Taiwanese president. The most powerful message for the Chinese leader may have been Trump's decision to launch USA missile strikes at Syria.
Vargas pitches Royals to 2-0 win over Bumgarner, Giants
Vargas is 2-0 with a 0.66 ERA in his first two starts this season. "It was just one of those days where I had to grind it out". The bat wound up finding a hole in the netting behind the plate and struck a fan, and Posey motioned to him to keep it.