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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 10 2018

Say what? Language hurdles plague two Koreas after years of division

SEOUL When South Korean businessman Kim Yong-tae worked with North Koreans at the Kaesong Industrial Complex before it was closed in 2016, one of the biggest challenges was communicating in what is ostensibly a shared language.

Aug 02 2018

U.S. welcomes home remains of presumed war dead from North Korea

WASHINGTON/OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea In a solemn ceremony, the United States welcomed home on Wednesday human remains it said presumably included Americans killed in the 1950-1953 Korean War, and thanked North Korea for making good on a June summit pledge to hand them over. | Video

Aug 02 2018

Trump thanks North Korea's Kim keeping word on war remains, hopes to see him 'soon'

SEOUL U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he looked forward to meeting Kim Jong Un soon and thanked the North Korean leader for sending the suspected remains of U.S. soldiers killed in the 1950-1953 Korean War back to the United States.

Jul 26 2018

When to end the war? North Korea, U.S. at odds over path to peace

SEOUL Washington's reluctance to declare an end to the Korean War until after North Korea abandons its nuclear arsenal may put it at odds not only with Pyongyang, but also with allies in South Korea.

Jul 20 2018

'Treasure ship' claim raises eyebrows in South Korea

SEOUL A South Korean company's claims that it has discovered the wreck of a Russian warship containing $130 billion in gold "treasure" off South Korea has been met with scepticism from researchers and regulators in Seoul.

Jul 19 2018

"Treasure ship" claim raises eyebrows in South Korea

SEOUL, July 19 A company claiming to have found the wreck of a Russian warship with $130 billion in gold "treasure" off the coast of South Korea has drawn scepticism from researchers and regulators in Seoul.

Jul 11 2018

'Clear evidence of humanitarian need' in North Korea: U.N. aid chief

SEOUL There is "very clear evidence of humanitarian need" in North Korea, the top U.N. aid official has said during the first visit of its kind to the isolated country since 2011.

Jun 20 2018

North Korea scraps anti-American souvenirs after summit, tour operators say

SEOUL In the wake of Kim Jong Un's summit with U.S. President Donald Trump, anti-American souvenirs once sold on the North Korean side of the Demilitarized Zone have disappeared from gift shop shelves, Western tour operators say.

Jun 20 2018

North Korea scraps anti-American souvenirs after summit, tour operators say

SEOUL In the wake of Kim Jong Un's summit with U.S. President Donald Trump, anti-American souvenirs once sold on the North Korean side of the Demilitarized Zone have disappeared from gift shop shelves, Western tour operators say.

Jun 17 2018

South Korea, U.S. to announce suspension of major military drills this week: Yonhap

SEOUL South Korea and the United States are expected to announce the suspension of "large-scale" military drills this week, with the provision that they would restart if North Korea failed to keep its promise to denuclearize, news agency Yonhap said on Sunday.

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