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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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19 Jan 2018

Tillerson hopes to visit controversial new U.S. London embassy next week

WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said he hopes to visit the controversial new U.S. embassy during a trip to London next week, but the State Department said it had not been decided whether he would formally open the building.

18 Jan 2018

Tillerson: Evidence sanctions 'really starting to hurt' North Korea

ABOARD U.S. GOVERNMENT AIRCRAFT U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Wednesday the United States is getting evidence that international sanctions are "really starting to hurt" North Korea, even as he accused Russia of not implementing all of the measures. | Video

18 Jan 2018

Nations to consider more North Korea sanctions, U.S. warns on military option

VANCOUVER Twenty nations agreed on Tuesday to consider tougher sanctions to press North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned Pyongyang it could trigger a military response if it did not choose negotiations. | Video

18 Jan 2018

Tillerson: Evidence sanctions 'really starting to hurt' North Korea

ABOARD U.S. GOVERNMENT AIRCRAFT U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Wednesday the United States is getting evidence that international sanctions are "really starting to hurt" North Korea, even as he accused Russia of not implementing all of the measures. | Video

17 Jan 2018

U.S. signals open-ended presence in Syria, seeks patience on Assad's removal

PALO ALTO, Calif. The United States on Wednesday signaled an open-ended military presence in Syria as part of a broader strategy to prevent Islamic State's resurgence, pave the way diplomatically for the eventual departure of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and curtail Iran's influence.

16 Jan 2018

Vancouver meeting focuses on sanctions as Koreas explore detente

VANCOUVER A meeting of states that backed South Korea in the Korean war will look at ways to better implement sanctions to push North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons, officials said, even as the North and South explore detente ahead of next month's Winter Olympics.

11 Jan 2018

Korea talks ease war fears in Washington, but for how long?

WASHINGTON Talks between North and South Korea ahead of next month's Winter Olympics have eased fears of war over Pyongyang's development of nuclear missiles capable of hitting the United States - at least for now.

10 Jan 2018

U.S. hails Korea talks, despite North's rejection of denuclearisation

SEOUL/WASHINGTON North and South Korea held their first talks in over two years on Tuesday, which Washington welcomed as a first step to solving the North Korean nuclear weapons crisis, even though Pyongyang said those were aimed only at the United States and not up for discussion. | Video

06 Jan 2018

North Korea agrees to talk to South after U.S.-South Korea postpone drills

SEOUL/WASHINGTON North Korea agreed on Friday to hold official talks with South Korea next week, the first in more than two years, hours after Washington and Seoul delayed a military exercise amid a standoff over Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programmes.

05 Jan 2018

Trump credits his firmness for potential Korea talks, signals Olympic concession

WASHINGTON/SEOUL U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday called potential talks between North and South Korea "a good thing" and agreed with South Korea there would be no joint military drills, which North Korea bitterly opposes, during next month's Winter Olympics.

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