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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

20 Nov 2017

South Korea fears further missile advances by North this year in threat to U.S.

SEOUL North Korea may conduct additional missile tests this year to polish up its long-range missile technology and ramp up the threat against the United States, South Korea's spy agency said on Monday, adding that it was monitoring developments closely.

17 Nov 2017

Injured defector's parasites and diet hint at hard life in N.Korea

SEOUL Parasitic worms found in a North Korean soldier, critically injured during a desperate defection, highlight nutrition and hygiene problems that experts say have plagued the isolated country for decades.

15 Nov 2017

North Korea's Kim trades missiles for tractors during testing lull

SEOUL After a summer filled with flaming rockets and an earth-shaking nuclear blast, North Korea's state media is portraying Kim Jong Un as a leader who has temporarily traded weapons for workshops.

15 Nov 2017

North Korea's Kim trades missiles for tractors during testing lull

SEOUL, Nov 15 After a summer filled with flaming rockets and an earth-shaking nuclear blast, North Korea's state media is portraying Kim Jong Un as a leader who has temporarily traded weapons for workshops.

13 Nov 2017

North Korean soldier, shot and wounded, defects to South

SEOUL A North Korean soldier defected to the South on Monday after being shot and wounded by the North Korean military, South Korea said.

07 Nov 2017

China detains 10 North Koreans amid possible defector crackdown - sources

SEOUL Ten North Koreans, including a three-year-old child, have been detained in China, where they face being deported back to the North, two sources with direct knowledge of the situation told Reuters.

06 Nov 2017

Olympics: Kim Jong Un's love of sport could be making of Games

SEOUL/BERLIN As Olympic officials try to persuade North Korea to join what they hope will be a peaceful winter Games in the South in February, leader Kim Jong Un has a weakness that may help them: He loves sport.

04 Nov 2017

'He's such a dreamer - ' Scepticism dogs U.S. envoy's North Korean peace efforts

WASHINGTON/SEOUL Saddled with the toughest job in American diplomacy, the chief U.S. negotiator with North Korea stands between a U.S. president who insists he doesn’t want to talk and an enemy who shows no interest in listening.

02 Nov 2017

South Korea spy agency sees signs of planned new missile test by North

SEOUL North Korea may be planning a new missile test, South Korea's spy agency told lawmakers on Thursday, after brisk activity was spotted at its research facilities, just days before U.S. President Donald Trump visits Seoul.

19 Oct 2017

Jockeying for cash: North Korea allows racetrack gambling as sanctions bite

SEOUL Punters in North Korea who once risked three years hard labor for gambling are now able to bet on local horse races as the isolated country scrambles to unearth new sources of hard currency amid intensifying international sanctions. | Video

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