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James Pearson

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

Apr 20 2018

'No job, no money' - Life in Vietnam for immigrants deported by U.S.

HO CHI MINH CITY It wasn't until Pham Chi Cuong saw the plane waiting to deport him from the United States that it sunk in that he was about to be sent back to Vietnam, the country he fled in 1990. | Video

Apr 19 2018

'No job, no money': Life in Vietnam for immigrants deported by U.S.

HO CHI MINH CITY It wasn't until Pham Chi Cuong saw the plane waiting to deport him from the United States that it sunk in that he was about to be sent back to Vietnam, the country he fled in 1990.

Apr 12 2018

U.S. seeks to deport thousands of Vietnamese protected by treaty: former ambassador

HO CHI MINH CITY The United States is seeking to send thousands of immigrants from Vietnam back to the communist-ruled country despite a bilateral agreement that should protect most from deportation, according to Washington's former ambassador to Hanoi.

Apr 05 2018

Vietnam jails prominent human rights lawyer, five other activists

HANOI Vietnamese human rights lawyer and activist Nguyen Van Dai was jailed for 15 years on Thursday, his wife said, along with five other activists who were given prison terms of seven to 12 years.

Mar 29 2018

Exclusive: Satellite images reveal show of force by Chinese navy in South China Sea

HANOI/HONG KONG Dozens of Chinese naval vessels are exercising this week with an aircraft carrier in a large show of force off Hainan island in the South China Sea, satellite images obtained by Reuters show. | Video

Mar 28 2018

Investors in Vietnam learn to live with anti-corruption crackdown, some embrace it

HANOI A crackdown on corruption in Vietnam unnerved some foreign investors when it intensified last year, but they are now getting much more sanguine about it and some say the business climate is improving as a result.

Mar 23 2018

Vietnam halts South China Sea oil drilling project under pressure from Beijing

HANOI/SINGAPORE Vietnam has halted an oil drilling project in the "Red Emperor" block off its southeastern coast licensed to Spanish energy firm Repsol following pressure from China, three sources with direct knowledge of the situation told Reuters on Friday.

Mar 16 2018

Survivors of Vietnam's My Lai massacre remember 'darkness and silence'

(This March 15 story corrects paragraph 14 to say Loi "hid", not "watched")

Mar 16 2018

Vietnam marks 50 years since U.S. massacre at My Lai

QUANG NGAI, Vietnam Vietnam marked 50 years since the My Lai massacre on Friday in a memorial ceremony at the site of the killings that was attended by survivors of the massacre, their families, and around 60 U.S. Vietnam War veterans and anti-war activists. | Video

Feb 26 2018

South Korea brings curtain down on 'Peace Games'

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea South Korea brought the curtain down on its "Peace Games" on Sunday, with winter sports athletes dancing and singing together at a vibrant closing ceremony, though there was little warmth between dignitaries from the United States and North Korea. | Video

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