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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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Trump administration plans to nominate Harry Harris as South Korea envoy

WASHINGTON The Trump administration plans to nominate Admiral Harry Harris, the head of the U.S. Pacific Command already nominated to be the next U.S. ambassador to Australia, to fill the long-vacant post of ambassador to South Korea instead, U.S. officials said on Tuesday.

Apr 24 2018

Trump hails North Korea's 'honorable' Kim but tempers summit expectations

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had been "very honorable" and discussions on a planned summit were going well, but tempered expectations for any quick denuclearization deal by saying "it may be we’re all wasting a lot of time."

Apr 22 2018

Top issues for U.S. in planned Trump summit with North Korea's Kim

WASHINGTON U.S. administration officials are preparing for an unprecedented summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, but basic details, including where and when it will happen and negotiating tactics, are still being worked out.

Apr 22 2018

Top issues for U.S. in planned Trump summit with North Korea's Kim

WASHINGTON U.S. administration officials are preparing for an unprecedented summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, but basic details, including where and when it will happen and negotiating tactics, are still being worked out.

Apr 22 2018

Top issues for U.S. in planned Trump summit with North Korea's Kim

WASHINGTON U.S. administration officials are preparing for an unprecedented summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, but basic details, including where and when it will happen and negotiating tactics, are still being worked out.

Apr 21 2018

U.S. calls China, Russia, Iran, North Korea 'morally reprehensible' on rights

WASHINGTON The United States labeled China, Russia, Iran and North Korea on Friday as "morally reprehensible" governments that it said violated human rights within their borders on a daily basis, making them "forces of instability".

Apr 13 2018

Trump, Abe to focus on North Korea in Florida talks: U.S. official

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will focus heavily on the challenge posed by North Korea's nuclear arms program when they meet next week in Florida, a senior Trump administration official said on Friday.

Apr 12 2018

No reward for North Korea without irreversible denuclearization: Pompeo

WASHINGTON North Korea should not expect rewards from talks with the United States until it takes irreversible steps to give up its nuclear weapons, President Donald Trump's nominee for secretary of state, CIA Director Mike Pompeo, said on Thursday.

Apr 09 2018

North Korea tells U.S. it is prepared to discuss denuclearization: source

WASHINGTON North Korea has told the United States for the first time that it is prepared to discuss the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula when North Korean leader Kim Jong Un meets President Donald Trump, a U.S. official said on Sunday. | Video

Mar 16 2018

Trump signs U.S.-Taiwan travel bill, angering China

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday signed legislation that encourages the United States to send senior officials to Taiwan to meet Taiwanese counterparts and vice versa, angering China, which views the self-ruled island as a wayward province.

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