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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.

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U.S. imposes more North Korea sanctions, Trump warns of 'phase two'

WASHINGTON/SEOUL The United States said on Friday it was imposing its largest package of sanctions to pressure North Korea to give up its nuclear missile program, and President Donald Trump warned of a "phase two" that could be "very, very unfortunate for the world" if the steps did not work. | Video

22 Feb 2018

North Korean closing Olympics delegation includes man blamed for deadly sinking

SEOUL North Korea will send a high-level delegation to South Korea for the Winter Olympics closing ceremony, officials said on Thursday, including the man blamed for the 2010 sinking of a South Korean navy ship that killed 46 sailors.

22 Feb 2018

South Korea splurges on sister of Kim Jong Un; drops his name from border broadcasts

SEOUL South Korea spent around 240 million won ($223,237) on the younger sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and her entourage during their three-day visit for the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, a government official said on Thursday.

21 Feb 2018

North Korea cancelled planned meeting with U.S. VP Pence - Pence's office

WASHINGTON/SEOUL U.S. Vice President Mike Pence was scheduled to meet with North Korean officials, including leader Kim Jong Un's sister, while in South Korea for the Winter Olympics this month but the North Koreans cancelled at the last minute, U.S. officials said on Tuesday. | Video

21 Feb 2018

South Korea to announce joint military drill plan with U.S. before April

SEOUL South Korea and the United States will announce plans before April for joint military drills that had been postponed until after the Winter Olympics and Paralympics, South Korea's defence minister said on Tuesday. | Video

20 Feb 2018

South Korean president endorses Russian presence at Winter Games

SEOUL South Korean President Moon Jae-in lauded Russia's participation at the Winter Games on Tuesday, saying it had "made our Olympics better", despite calls from some athletes and anti-doping agencies for Russians to be banned from competing at the event.

19 Feb 2018

South Korea's Moon bemoans GM plant closure move, calls on government to help workers

SEOUL South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Monday General Motors Co's (GM) decision to shut down a factory south of Seoul will hurt that region, and called upon his administration to take measures to boost economic activity there.

14 Feb 2018

Pence raises prospect of talks with North Korea while applying 'maximum pressure'

SEOUL/WASHINGTON The United States has appeared to endorse deeper post-Olympics engagement between South and North Korea that could lead to direct U.S. talks, but has agreed with Seoul that sanctions must be intensified to push Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons. | Video

14 Feb 2018

North Korea warms to South after visit, volume down on border propaganda

SEOUL/WASHINGTON North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said he wants to boost the "warm climate of reconciliation and dialogue" with South Korea after a high-level delegation returned from the Winter Olympics, while his foes stressed the need to intensify pressure to force him to give up his nuclear weapons. | Video

12 Feb 2018

Head held high, Kim's sister returns to North Korea

SEOUL A prim, young woman with a high forehead and hair half swept back quietly gazes at the throngs of people pushing for a glimpse of her, a faint smile on her lips and eyelids low as four bodyguards jostle around her.

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