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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.

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22 Oct 2017

South Korea's president says will continue phasing out nuclear power

SEOUL South Korea's President Moon Jae-in said on Sunday the government will continue to phase out nuclear-generated electricity, following a public opinion survey that dealt a blow to his plans to do so.

20 Oct 2017

South Korea stresses safety of Pyeongchang Olympics to diplomats, companies

SEOUL South Korea's foreign ministry stressed the Pyeongchang Olympics will be safe from North Korean provocations in a briefing to diplomats and executives at foreign companies in the country on Friday, as concerns persist over tensions with the North.

18 Oct 2017

Hillary Clinton says U.S. threats of war with North Korea 'dangerous, short-sighted'

SEOUL Former U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said on Wednesday that "cavalier" threats to start war on the Korean peninsula were "dangerous and short-sighted", urging the United States to get all parties to the negotiating table. | Video

16 Oct 2017

'Mad dog' anti-Trump leaflets, suspected floated in from North Korea, turn up in Seoul

SEOUL Propaganda fliers presumed to be from North Korea and calling U.S. President Donald Trump a "mad dog" have turned up across central Seoul, including near the presidential Blue House, according to posts on social media and people who found them.

13 Oct 2017

Latest North Korea earthquake a sign of instability at nuclear test site - experts

SEOUL A series of tremors and landslides near North Korea's nuclear test base likely mean the country's sixth and largest blast has destabilised the region, and the Punggye-ri nuclear site may not be used for much longer to test nuclear weapons, experts say.

13 Oct 2017

Latest North Korea earthquake a sign of instability at nuclear test site - experts

SEOUL A series of tremors and landslides near North Korea's nuclear test base likely mean the country's sixth and largest blast has destabilised the region, and the Punggye-ri nuclear site may not be used for much longer to test nuclear weapons, experts say.

11 Oct 2017

U.S. flies bombers over Korea as Trump discusses options

SEOUL/WASHINGTON The U.S. military flew two strategic bombers over the Korean peninsula in a show of force late on Tuesday, as President Donald Trump met top defense officials to discuss how to respond to any threat from North Korea.

11 Oct 2017

North Korea hackers stole South Korea-U.S. military plans to wipe out North Korea leadership: lawmaker

SEOUL North Korean hackers stole a large amount of classified military documents, including South Korea-U.S. wartime operational plans to wipe out the North Korean leadership, a South Korean ruling party lawmaker said on Wednesday. | Video

28 Sep 2017

South Korea expects more provocative acts by North Korea in mid-October

SEOUL South Korea expects more provocative acts by North Korea next month, to coincide with the anniversary of the founding of the North Korean communist party and China's all-important Communist Party Congress.

28 Sep 2017

S.Korea expects more N.Korea provocations mid-October

SEOUL, Sept 28 South Korea expects North Korea to engage in more provocative action next month to coincide with the anniversary of the founding of its communist party and China's all-important Communist Party Congress.

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