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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

Jul 21 2017

Exclusive: U.S. presses Myanmar to cease military ties with North Korea

WASHINGTON Myanmar's military has maintained ties with North Korea, even though the civilian-led government denies any cooperation, and the Trump administration is pressing for a complete break-off of remaining links, current and former U.S. officials said.

Jul 14 2017

North Korea may have more nuclear bomb material than thought: U.S. think tank

WASHINGTON Thermal images of North Korea's main nuclear site show Pyongyang may have reprocessed more plutonium than previously thought that can be used to enlarge its nuclear weapons stockpile, a U.S. think tank said on Friday.

Jul 14 2017

Exclusive: U.S. prepares new sanctions on Chinese firms over North Korea ties - officials

WASHINGTON Frustrated that China has not done more to rein in North Korea, the Trump administration could impose new sanctions on small Chinese banks and other firms doing business with Pyongyang within weeks, two senior U.S. officials said. | Video

Jul 14 2017

EXCLUSIVE-U.S. prepares new sanctions on Chinese firms over North Korea ties - officials

WASHINGTON, July 13 Frustrated that China has not done more to rein in North Korea, the Trump administration could impose new sanctions on small Chinese banks and other firms doing business with Pyongyang within weeks, two senior U.S. officials said.

Jul 13 2017

Exclusive - U.S. prepares new sanctions on Chinese firms over North Korea ties: officials

WASHINGTON Frustrated that China has not done more to rein in North Korea, the Trump administration could impose new sanctions on small Chinese banks and other firms doing business with Pyongyang within weeks, two senior U.S. officials said. | Video

Jul 12 2017

China envoy says North Korea trade growth picture 'distorted'

(In this July 11 story, adds wording in paragraph 5 to show that Cui said Chinese imports from North Korea dropped in April and May.)

Jul 11 2017

China envoy says North Korea trade growth picture 'distorted'

WASHINGTON, July 11 China's ambassador to the United States has said reports of trade growth between his country and North Korea, in spite of international efforts to press Pyongyang to give up its nuclear and missile programs, give "a distorted picture."

Jul 01 2017

Trump calls for firm response to North Korea, targets Seoul on trade

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump called for a determined response to North Korea after talks with South Korea's President Moon Jae-in on Friday where he stressed the importance of their alliance but took aim at Seoul over trade and sharing the cost of defense. | Video

Jun 30 2017

Trump to press South Korea leader on trade as North Korea looms

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump will press South Korean President Moon Jae-in to solve trade differences over cars and steel in meetings in Washington focusing on the nuclear threat from North Korea. | Video

Jun 30 2017

U.S. targets Chinese bank, company, two individuals over North Korea

WASHINGTON The United States imposed sanctions on two Chinese citizens and a shipping company on Thursday for helping North Korea's nuclear and missile programs and accused a Chinese bank of laundering money for Pyongyang. | Video

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