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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

Feb 08 2018

Along fortified Korean border, Olympics bring more VIPs, tourists

PANMUNJOM, South Korea Along the heavily fortified border between North and South Korea, the Olympic thaw in relations has led to more tourists and VIPs and fewer security incidents, tour operators and international soldiers stationed there say.

Jan 25 2018

North Korea calls for unity with South as hockey players begin Olympics training

SEOUL A delegation of North Korean officials and ice hockey players crossed the heavily guarded border into South Korea on Thursday for joint Olympics training, as Pyongyang called for all Koreans to seek unification of the two nations. | Video

Jan 25 2018

North Korea trumpets 'world-level' tourist project ahead of Olympics

SEOUL North Korea advertised a new "world-level" tourist project in coastal Kangwon province on Thursday, a statement that coincides with plans by Winter Olympics host South Korea to participate in joint sporting and cultural events in the area.

Jan 25 2018

North Korea trumpets "world-level" tourist project ahead of Olympics

SEOUL North Korea advertised a new "world-level" tourist project in coastal Kangwon province on Thursday, a statement that coincides with plans by Winter Olympics host South Korea to participate in joint sporting and cultural events in the area.

Jan 25 2018

N.Korea trumpets "world-level" tourist project ahead of Olympics

SEOUL, Jan 25 North Korea advertised a new "world-level" tourist project in coastal Kangwon province on Thursday, a statement that coincides with plans by Winter Olympics host South Korea to participate in joint sporting and cultural events in the area.

Jan 19 2018

North Korea may hold military parade on eve of Olympics, analysts say

SEOUL North Korea may be preparing to hold a military parade on the eve of next month's winter Olympics in South Korea, analysts and diplomats say, even as the two countries have sought to mend ties.

Jan 18 2018

'Pyongyang Olympics?' Backlash reveals changing attitudes in South Korea

SEOUL An agreement between South and North Korea to march under a unity flag and field a joint ice hockey team at next month's Olympics was met by sharp criticism from many in the South on Thursday, highlighting changing attitudes toward the country's northern neighbor. | Video

Jan 17 2018

Plan for joint Olympics team with North gets icy reception in South Korea

SEOUL While Seoul forges ahead with plans to use the upcoming Winter Olympics to showcase inter-Korean unity, some South Korean athletes are "furious" at proposals to form joint teams with North Koreans, highlighting a broader lack of enthusiasm for some of the government’s peace-making plans. | Video

Jan 10 2018

The challenge of turning inter-Korean thaw into longer-term detente

SEOUL A day of smiles and jokes at the first inter-Korean talks in two years quickly evaporated Tuesday night when the North's chief negotiator threatened to walk out after the South Korean side brought up Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programmes.

Jan 09 2018

Vorsichtige Annäherung zwischen Nord- und Südkorea

Seoul Angesichts der Eiszeit zwischen Nord- und Südkorea setzen beide Staaten auf die Olympischen Spiele als Mittel zur politischen Klimaerwärmung.

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