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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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12 Dec 2017

U.S. soldier who deserted to North Korea in 1965 dies aged 77

TOKYO A U.S. soldier who deserted to North Korea more than half a century ago, but who was eventually allowed to leave the secretive state, has died in Japan aged 77.

09 Dec 2017

Russia's Zagitova takes gold in debut Grand Prix Final

NAGOYA, Japan Russian teenager Alina Zagitova took gold in the women's skate at her debut Grand Prix Final on Saturday, while French ice dancers Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron ended the winning streak of Canadian team Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir.

08 Dec 2017

Figure skating - American Chen overcomes mistakes to win final

NAGOYA, Japan Nathan Chen of the United States overcame an error-filled programme including a fall to win the men's Grand Prix Final on Friday, beating hometown favourite Shoma Uno by half a point as Canada's Kaetlyn Osmond led the women's event.

08 Dec 2017

Figure skating: American Chen overcomes mistakes to win Grand Prix Final

NAGOYA, Japan Nathan Chen of the United States overcame an error-filled program including a fall to win the men's Grand Prix Final on Friday, beating hometown favorite Shoma Uno by half a point.

08 Dec 2017

Figure skating: Chen edges Uno for lead in Grand Prix final

NAGOYA, Japan Nathan Chen of the United States edged Japan’s Shoma Uno in the men’s short programme to take the lead at the Grand Prix final on Thursday, setting up a showdown between the two jumping powerhouses two months before the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.

07 Dec 2017

Figure skating: Chen edges Uno for lead in Grand Prix final

NAGOYA, Japan Nathan Chen of the United States edged Japan’s Shoma Uno in the men’s short program to take the lead at the Grand Prix final on Thursday, setting up a showdown between the two jumping powerhouses two months before the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.

01 Dec 2017

Factbox: Japanese emperor Akihito worked to console the people, reconcile with Asia

TOKYO A special panel to debate the timing of Emperor Akihito's abdication, Japan's first in nearly two centuries, meets on Friday, setting the stage for a formal decision by the government.

01 Dec 2017

Factbox: Japanese emperor Akihito worked to console the people, reconcile with Asia

TOKYO A special panel to debate the timing of Emperor Akihito's abdication, Japan's first in nearly two centuries, meets on Friday, setting the stage for a formal decision by the government.

01 Dec 2017

Factbox - Japanese emperor Akihito worked to console the people, reconcile with Asia

TOKYO A special panel to debate the timing of Emperor Akihito's abdication, Japan's first in nearly two centuries, meets on Friday, setting the stage for a formal decision by the government.

17 Nov 2017

Japan health ministry to water down proposal on restaurant smoking: media

TOKYO Japan's health ministry is likely to drastically water down a proposal restricting smoking in restaurants, media said on Friday, a move that risks Tokyo becoming one of the unhealthiest hosts of the Olympic Games hosts in years.

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