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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

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.

Jun 13 2018

Factbox - Next steps in U.S.-North Korea diplomacy, including new engagement

U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un have given few details about North Korea's pledge to work towards denuclearisation, American plans to end "war games" with South Korea or security guarantees Washington has promised Pyongyang.

Jun 13 2018

Factbox: Next steps in U.S.-North Korea diplomacy, including new engagement

U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un have given few details about North Korea's pledge to work toward denuclearization, American plans to end "war games" with South Korea or security guarantees Washington has promised Pyongyang.

Jun 13 2018

Factbox - Next steps in U.S.-North Korea diplomacy, including new engagement

U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un have given few details about North Korea's pledge to work towards denuclearisation, American plans to end "war games" with South Korea or security guarantees Washington has promised Pyongyang.

Jun 12 2018

Trump surprises with pledge to end military exercises in South Korea

SEOUL/WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump's declaration on Tuesday that he intended to end joint military exercises with South Korea took South Korean and U.S. military officials by surprise. | Video

Jun 11 2018

Who has Kim Jong Un's 'nuclear button' in Pyongyang while he's away?

SEOUL When Donald Trump meets North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday for perhaps the most significant nuclear talks since the Cold War, the American president will have his link to the U.S. nuclear arsenal nearby at all times.

Jun 10 2018

Door already ajar: Trump may struggle to isolate North Korea again

DANDONG, China/SEOUL North Korean officials have toured China to discuss economic development. Speculators are snapping up property along their common border. And South Korea is studying ways to boost engagement with its isolated neighbor to the north. | Video

Jun 04 2018

North Korea's three new military leaders are loyal to Kim, not policies

SEOUL North Korea's new top three military officers are known for their unquestioning support of leader Kim Jong Un and are flexible enough to accept the massive changes that may come from any deal with U.S. President Donald Trump, people who follow the secretive country say.

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