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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

23 Aug 2018

U.S. to bring back Khalilzad as special Afghanistan envoy - sources

WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is expected to tap Zalmay Khalilzad, an Afghan-born former U.S. ambassador to Kabul and Iraq, as his special envoy on Afghanistan, two U.S. officials said, the latest signal to the Taliban that the United States is serious about talks to end its longest war.

23 Aug 2018

U.S. to bring back Khalilzad as special Afghanistan envoy - sources

WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is expected to tap Zalmay Khalilzad, an Afghan-born former U.S. ambassador to Kabul and Iraq, as his special envoy on Afghanistan, two U.S. officials said, the latest signal to the Taliban that the United States is serious about talks to end its longest war.

22 Jul 2018

U.S. launches campaign to erode support for Iran's leaders

By Jonathan Landay, Arshad Mohammed, Warren Strobel and John Walcott

17 Jul 2018

U.S. hopes for return of 50 Korean War dead from North Korea within two weeks

WASHINGTON The United States hopes North Korea will return the remains of about 50 American Korean War dead within two weeks, the first of thousands President Donald Trump says Pyongyang has promised to hand over, a senior U.S. defence official said on Tuesday.

13 Jul 2018

As Trump says Putin 'not my enemy', sceptics in U.S. see danger

WASHINGTON In preparing for his first summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, U.S. President Donald Trump has provoked a rare agreement among Democrats and Republicans alarmed by the possibility of a cozy meeting.

06 Jul 2018

Pompeo hopes to 'fill in' details on denuclearisation on North Korea trip

SEOUL/WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met North Korean officials in Pyongyang on Friday, hoping to "fill in" details on how to dismantle the North's nuclear programme and recover the remains of U.S. troops missing from the Korean War. | Video

05 Jul 2018

Preview: U.S. softens North Korea approach as Pompeo prepares for more nuclear talks

WASHINGTON/SEOUL The United States appears to have shelved an "all or nothing" approach to North Korean denuclearization as U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo prepares to head back to North Korea this week hoping to agree a roadmap for its nuclear disarmament.

09 Jun 2018

Special counsel indicts Russian, adds charges against Manafort

U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller filed charges on Friday against a political operative with alleged ties to Russian intelligence, bringing his probe into possible collusion by the Trump presidential campaign a step closer to the Kremlin's door. | Video

04 Jun 2018

North Korea shakes up top military brass ahead of Trump summit - U.S. official

SEOUL/WASHINGTON North Korea's top three military officials have been removed from their posts, a senior U.S. official said, a move analysts said on Monday could support efforts by the North's young leader to jump-start economic development and engage with the world.

19 May 2018

Trump suggests FBI may have infiltrated his campaign

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday escalated his attacks on the Justice Department, suggesting that the FBI may have planted or recruited an informant in his 2016 presidential campaign.

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