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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

06 Dec 2017

B-1B bomber joins U.S.-South Korea drills as tensions escalate

SEOUL A U.S. B-1B bomber on Wednesday joined large-scale U.S.-South Korean military exercises that North Korea has denounced as pushing the peninsula to the brink of nuclear war, as tension mounts between the North and the United States. | Video

04 Dec 2017

South Korea, U.S. launch air drills amid North Korean warnings of nuclear war

SEOUL/BEIJING The United States and South Korea went ahead with large-scale joint aerial drills on Monday, a move North Korea had said would push the Korean peninsula to "the brink of nuclear war", ignoring calls from Russia and China to call them off.

01 Dec 2017

Seoul says North Korea puts Washington in range, but needs to prove critical technology

SEOUL/MOSCOW North Korea's latest missile test puts Washington within range, but Pyongyang still needs to prove it has mastered critical missile technology, such as re-entry, terminal stage guidance and warhead activation, South Korea said on Friday.

30 Nov 2017

South Korea raises rates for first time in six years, flags job market risks

SEOUL South Korea's central bank raised interest rates for the first time in more than six years on Thursday, yet tempered market expectations for more by raising concerns about the job market and other uncertainties.

29 Nov 2017

Trump kündigt neue Sanktionen gegen Nordkorea an

Seoul/Washington US-Präsident Donald Trump hat Nordkorea nach dem erneuten Test einer Interkontinentalrakete mit zusätzlichen Strafmaßnahmen gedroht.

29 Nov 2017

North Korea says 'breakthrough' puts U.S. mainland within range of nuclear weapons

SEOUL/WASHINGTON North Korea said it successfully tested a new intercontinental ballistic missile on Wednesday in a "breakthrough" that puts the U.S. mainland within range of its nuclear weapons whose warheads could withstand re-entry to the Earth's atmosphere. | Video

24 Nov 2017

North Korea replaces soldiers, South Korea awards medals after defector's border dash

SEOUL North Korea has reportedly replaced guards and fortified a section of its border with South Korea where a North Korean soldier defected last week, while South Korean and U.S. soldiers have been decorated for their role in the defector's rescue.

24 Nov 2017

N.Korea sacks soldiers, S.Korea awards medals after defector's border dash

SEOUL, Nov 24 North Korea has reportedly replaced guards and fortified a section of its border with South Korea where a North Korean soldier staged a daring defection last week, while South Korean and U.S. soldiers have been decorated for their role in his rescue.

22 Nov 2017

Rohingya refugees 'drained' by trauma, says U.N. refugee chief

SEOUL Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who fled to Bangladesh from violence in Myanmar have been "drained" by the trauma they suffered during the crisis and a struggle to overcome desperate want, the United Nations refugee chief said on Wednesday.

21 Nov 2017

South Korea, Japan welcome U.S. relisting North Korea as sponsor of terrorism

SEOUL South Korea and Japan on Tuesday welcomed U.S. President Donald Trump's move to put North Korea back on a list of state sponsors of terrorism, saying it will ramp up pressure on the reclusive regime to get rid of its nuclear weapons. | Video

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