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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

Aug 15 2018

'When can we meet?': Koreans divided by war find little peace 65 years later

GYODONG ISLAND, South Korea Retired South Korean farmer Hwang Rae-ha would love to see his mother again, but nearly 70 years after he last set eyes on her, he says he would settle for a photograph. | Video

Aug 10 2018

North Korea chides U.S. sanctions pressure on denuclearization process

SEOUL/WASHINGTON North Korea on Thursday denounced U.S. calls for enforcing international sanctions despite its goodwill moves and said progress on denuclearization promises could not be expected if Washington followed an "outdated acting script." | Video

Jul 20 2018

South Korean court sentences president Park to another eight years in jail

SEOUL A South Korean court sentenced former president Park Geun-hye to eight more years in prison on Friday after finding her guilty on charges of causing loss of government funds and interfering in a 2016 parliamentary election.

Jun 29 2018

South Korea to tighten asylum laws as hundreds of Yemenis arrive

SEOUL South Korea will tighten laws governing the arrival of refugees, the Justice Ministry said on Friday, after a rapid rise in the number of Yemeni asylum seekers sparked anti-refugee sentiment in the racially homogeneous country.

May 31 2018

Korean Air raided by prosecutors over suspected embezzlement by founding family

SEOUL South Korean prosecutors raided the headquarters of Korean Air Lines Co Ltd on Thursday over suspected tax evasion, embezzlement and breach of trust by members of its founding family, in what has become the broadest-ever chaebol probe.

May 06 2018

North Korea says denuclearization pledge not result of U.S.-led sanctions

SEOUL North Korea said on Sunday its intention to denuclearize, unveiled at a historic inter-Korean summit, was not the result of U.S.-led sanctions and pressure, warning the United States not to mislead public opinion.

May 01 2018

South Korean trust in North jumps after feel-good summit

SEOUL South Korean trust in North Korea has surged since last week's feel-good summit at which their leaders declared an end to hostilities and to work towards denuclearization of the peninsula. | Video

Apr 27 2018

North Korean cold noodles a hit as historic summit warms up ties with South

SEOUL Long lines formed on Friday outside restaurants in South Korea's capital serving Pyongyang-style cold noodles after the dish took on a starring role at a historic summit between the North and South Korean leaders.

Apr 27 2018

North Korean cold noodles a hit as historic summit warms up ties with South

SEOUL Long lines formed on Friday outside restaurants in South Korea's capital serving Pyongyang-style cold noodles after the dish took on a starring role at a historic summit between the North and South Korean leaders.

Apr 27 2018

North Korean cold noodles a hit as historic summit warms up ties with South

SEOUL Long lines formed on Friday outside restaurants in South Korea's capital serving Pyongyang-style cold noodles after the dish took on a starring role at a historic summit between the North and South Korean leaders.

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