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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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U.S. official says not ruling out eventual direct talks with North Korea

TOKYO/UNITED NATIONS The United States is not ruling out the eventual possibility of direct talks with North Korea, Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan said on Tuesday, hours after Pyongyang warned nuclear war might break out at any moment.

13 Oct 2017

Boeing passenger jets have falsely-certified Kobe Steel products - source

TOKYO Boeing Co , the world's biggest maker of passenger jets, has used Kobe Steel products that include those falsely certified by the Japanese company, a source with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

13 Oct 2017

Boeing passenger jets have falsely-certified Kobe Steel products-source

TOKYO, Oct 13 Boeing Co, the world's biggest maker of passenger jets, has used Kobe Steel products that include those falsely certified by the Japanese company, a source with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

10 Oct 2017

Election campaigning underway in Japan as Abe takes on Hope

TOKYO Election campaigning in Japan began in earnest on Tuesday with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe seeking to repel an upstart new party that has pledged to rid the government of cronyism in a challenge to Abe's near-five year hold on power.

26 Sep 2017

U.S. Navy Pacific commander misses promotion, retiring after collisions

TOKYO/WASHINGTON U.S. Pacific Fleet commander Admiral Scott Swift said he plans to retire after being passed over for promotion to the chief of all military forces in the region in the wake of two deadly collisions involving U.S. warships.

06 Sep 2017

Allowing nuclear weapons in Japan could defuse North Korean threat, say some policy makers

TOKYO As Japan looks for a quick, resolute response to North Korea's growing missile threat, some defence policy makers in Tokyo say it may be time to reconsider non-nuclear pledges and invite U.S. nuclear weapons on to its soil.

06 Sep 2017

Allowing nuclear weapons in Japan could defuse North Korean threat, say some policy makers

TOKYO As Japan looks for a quick, resolute response to North Korea's growing missile threat, some defence policy makers in Tokyo say it may be time to reconsider non-nuclear pledges and invite U.S. nuclear weapons on to its soil.

06 Sep 2017

Allowing nuclear weapons in Japan could defuse North Korean threat, say some policy makers

TOKYO As Japan looks for a quick, resolute response to North Korea's growing missile threat, some defense policy makers in Tokyo say it may be time to reconsider non-nuclear pledges and invite U.S. nuclear weapons on to its soil.

31 Aug 2017

Japan seeks funds to boost missile ranges days after North Korea threat

TOKYO Japan's defence ministry on Thursday sought $160 million in a record budget request to develop swift, longer-range missiles to extend its military punch in East Asia, countering growing Chinese strength and an increasing North Korean threat.

31 Aug 2017

Japan seeks funds to boost missile ranges days after North Korea threat

TOKYO Japan's defense ministry on Thursday sought $160 million in a record budget request to develop swift, longer-range missiles to extend its military punch in East Asia, countering growing Chinese strength and an increasing North Korean threat.

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