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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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21 Jun 2017

South Korea confirms drone discovered in June was from North Korea

SEOUL South Korea's military said on Wednesday a drone found earlier this month on a mountain near the Demilitarised Zone border was confirmed to have been from North Korea and described it as a "grave provocation" that violated the Korean War truce.

16 Jun 2017

Their life disrupted, South Korean grannies vow to fight THAAD till the end

SOSEONG-RI, South Korea In Soseong-ri, a small farming village of about 80 residents in southern South Korea, a band of elderly women is at the forefront of protests against the deployment of a U.S. anti-missile system next to their neighbourhood. | Video

16 Jun 2017

'Happy Mrs Jung-sook' begins work as South Korea's first lady among equals

SEOUL She shops for fish for her family and is not afraid to go out in public in her slippers without a fancy hairdo, but one thing sets "Happy Mrs Jung-sook" apart from other South Korean housewives.

13 Jun 2017

South Korea's Moon asks for Japan's patience in resolving 'past history'

SEOUL South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Monday ties with Japan are being blocked by historical issues that will take time to resolve and asked for Japan's understanding on the issue.

12 Jun 2017

South Korea President Moon asks lawmakers for swift approval of extra budget

SEOUL South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Monday unemployment was "very serious" and it could turn into a national catastrophe unless addressed, and urged parliament to pass a proposed extra budget to put more people to work.

11 Jun 2017

South Korea names new defence minister to counter North's arms threat

SEOUL South Korea's President Moon Jae-in on Sunday nominated a former navy chief as his defence minister, the president's office said, as the government faces challenges tackling North Korea's rapidly developing weapons programme.

09 Jun 2017

South Korea does not aim to change U.S. missile defence deal - security adviser

SEOUL/WASHINGTON South Korea does not aim to change its agreement on the deployment of a U.S. anti-missile system to protect against North Korea, in spite of a decision to delay its full installation, Seoul's top national security adviser said on Friday.

04 Jun 2017

North Korea says rejects new sanctions, to continue nuclear program

SEOUL North Korea "fully rejects" the latest U.N sanctions against its citizens and entities as a "hostile act" and will continue its nuclear weapons development without a delay, its foreign ministry spokesman said on Sunday.

04 Jun 2017

South Korea says extra budget aimed at job creation, not economic stimulus

SEOUL An extra budget to be announced by South Korea on Monday is intended to create more jobs, not to boost economic growth, the president's secretary for policy said on Sunday.

02 Jun 2017

South Korea's Moon struggles to form a cabinet meeting his ethics standards

SEOUL South Korean President Moon Jae-in's quest for a squeaky-clean government is leading to delays in forming his cabinet more than three weeks into office, as efforts to find candidates free of even the slightest of ethics issues have proved challenging.

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