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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 20 2018

North Korea's Kim criticizes his country's health sector

SEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un took aim at his country's health sector, state media reported on Tuesday, the latest salvo of public criticism unleashed as part of his campaign to jumpstart economic development.

Aug 14 2018

South Korea marks first 'comfort women' day, joined by protestors in Taiwan

SEOUL/TAIPEI People in South Korea and Taiwan unveiled monuments and staged protests on Tuesday to mark Japan's wartime use of "comfort women", a euphemism for girls and women forced to work in Japan's wartime brothels.

Aug 13 2018

Two Koreas plan third summit of Kim, Moon next month

SEOUL North and South Korea agreed on Monday to hold a summit in the North in September, another step towards boosting cooperation between the old rivals, even as doubts grow over efforts to end the North's nuclear weapons program. | Video

Jul 31 2018

Two Koreas discuss reducing military tension amid reports of North Korea missile activity

SEOUL North and South Korea discussed reducing tension but didn't announce any detailed agreements after military talks on Tuesday, while the United States detected renewed activity at a North Korean missile factory, casting more suspicion over the North's intentions.

Jul 30 2018

Two Koreas hold military talks as U.S. detects activity at N.Korea missile factory

SEOUL, July 31 North and South Korea held military talks on Tuesday amid rising tensions after the United States detected renewed activity at a North Korean missile factory.

Jul 30 2018

South Korea to probe whether North Korean waitresses forced or tricked into defecting

SEOUL A South Korean human rights commission said on Monday it will investigate whether a dozen North Korean restaurant workers who defected to the South two years ago came of their own free will or were tricked or coerced by an intelligence agent.

Jul 27 2018

Trump thanks Kim as North Korea hands over Korean War remains

SEOUL/WASHINGTON North Korea on Friday handed over 55 boxes carrying remains thought to be of U.S. soldiers killed in the 1950-53 Korean War, a first step in implementing an agreement reached at a landmark summit in June. | Video

Jul 26 2018

North Korea to transfer remains of U.S. soldiers from Korean War on Friday: Yonhap

SEOUL North Korea will transfer the remains of an unspecified number of soldiers killed in the Korean War on Friday, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported, after accepting about 100 wooden caskets sent by the United States.

Jul 26 2018

South Korean firm backtracks on $130 billion 'treasure ship' gold claims

SEOUL A South Korean company that claimed to have found the wreck of a Russian warship holding $130 billion in gold said on Thursday it has not verified the existence of any gold, while a financial watchdog said it was probing possible unlawful stock trading.

Jul 24 2018

Recovery of U.S. troops' remains in North Korea complicated by cash, politics

SEOUL When North Korean leader Kim Jong Un agreed in June to help return the remains of American troops killed in the 1950-53 Korean War, it was seen as one of the more attainable goals to come out of his summit with U.S. President Donald Trump.

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