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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. 'maximum pressure' on North Korea faces test with summit in limbo

WASHINGTON U.S. efforts to sustain and possibly intensify its "maximum pressure" campaign on North Korea are entering a perilous phase as a potential breakdown in diplomacy with Pyongyang raises fears that China may loosen its enforcement of international sanctions.

24 May 2018

Pentagon uninvites China from major U.S. military exercise

WASHINGTON The Pentagon on Wednesday uninvited China from a major U.S.-hosted naval drill in response to what it sees as Beijing's militarization of islands in the South China Sea, a decision China called unconstructive. | Video

16 May 2018

For Pentagon, South Korea drills became a crucial but quiet endeavour

WASHINGTON Before North Korea's condemnation of U.S.-South Korea military drills, even U.S. policy wonks who follow every twist and turn of events on the Korean peninsula probably did not know much about them. That was no accident.

16 May 2018

For Pentagon, South Korea drills became a crucial but quiet endeavor

WASHINGTON Before North Korea's condemnation of U.S.-South Korea military drills, even U.S. policy wonks who follow every twist and turn of events on the Korean peninsula probably did not know much about them. That was no accident.

09 May 2018

U.S. troops in South Korea not 'on the table' in initial North Korea talks

WASHINGTON The U.S. troop presence in South Korea would not be part of initial negotiations with North Korea, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Wednesday, ahead of expected talks between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

09 May 2018

U.S. troops in South Korea not 'on the table' in initial North Korea talks

WASHINGTON The U.S. troop presence in South Korea would not be part of initial negotiations with North Korea, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Wednesday, ahead of expected talks between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. | Video

09 May 2018

America's anti-Iran push may get harder with nuclear deal pullout

WASHINGTON The United States risks greater isolation and unpredictability in its anti-Iran drive after President Donald Trump opted to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal despite warnings from European allies, advisers and even some fellow Republicans, experts say.

09 May 2018

America's anti-Iran push may get harder with nuclear deal pullout

WASHINGTON The United States risks greater isolation and unpredictability in its anti-Iran drive after President Donald Trump opted to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal despite warnings from European allies, advisers and even some fellow Republicans, experts say.

09 May 2018

America's anti-Iran push may get harder with nuclear deal pullout

WASHINGTON The United States risks greater isolation and unpredictability in its anti-Iran drive after President Donald Trump opted to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal despite warnings from European allies, advisers and even some fellow Republicans, experts say.

04 May 2018

McCain, in new memoir, chides Trump for undermining U.S. values

WASHINGTON U.S. Senator John McCain rebukes President Donald Trump in a new memoir, accusing his fellow Republican of failing to uphold U.S. values by showering praise on international "tyrants," discrediting the media, ignoring human rights and demeaning refugees.

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