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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.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

07 Dec 2017

B-1B bomber joins U.S.-South Korea drills as tensions escalate

SEOUL A U.S. B-1B bomber on Wednesday joined large-scale U.S.-South Korean military exercises that North Korea has denounced as pushing the peninsula to the brink of nuclear war, as tension mounts between the North and the United States. | Video

01 Dec 2017

Long road ahead to a new life for wounded North Korean defector

SEOUL The North Korean soldier critically wounded when making a dash to the south last month may have cheated death, but even as his health improves, he is months if not years away from finding a normal life in South Korea, officials and other defectors say.

30 Nov 2017

The thinking behind Kim Jong Un's 'madness'

SEOUL On an icy December day in 2011, North Korea's new leader Kim Jong Un was accompanied by seven advisers as they escorted the hearse that carried his father, Kim Jong Il, through the streets of Pyongyang. | Video

21 Nov 2017

Once inside Kim Jong Un's inner circle, top aide's star fades

SEOUL When Kim Jong Un sat down in September to order the sixth and largest of North Korea's nuclear tests, Hwang Pyong So sat by his side, his khaki military uniform conspicuous among the suits at the table, photos released by state media at the time showed.

20 Nov 2017

South Korea fears further missile advances by North this year in threat to U.S.

SEOUL North Korea may conduct additional missile tests this year to polish up its long-range missile technology and ramp up the threat against the United States, South Korea's spy agency said on Monday, adding that it was monitoring developments closely.

17 Nov 2017

Injured defector's parasites and diet hint at hard life in North Korea

SEOUL Parasitic worms found in a North Korean soldier, critically injured during a desperate defection, highlight nutrition and hygiene problems that experts say have plagued the isolated country for decades.

15 Nov 2017

North Korea's Kim trades missiles for tractors during testing lull

SEOUL After a summer filled with flaming rockets and an earth-shaking nuclear blast, North Korea's state media is portraying Kim Jong Un as a leader who has temporarily traded weapons for workshops.

15 Nov 2017

North Korea's Kim trades missiles for tractors during testing lull

SEOUL, Nov 15 After a summer filled with flaming rockets and an earth-shaking nuclear blast, North Korea's state media is portraying Kim Jong Un as a leader who has temporarily traded weapons for workshops.

13 Nov 2017

North Korean soldier, shot and wounded, defects to South

SEOUL A North Korean soldier defected to the South on Monday after being shot and wounded by the North Korean military, South Korea said.

07 Nov 2017

China detains 10 North Koreans amid possible defector crackdown - sources

SEOUL Ten North Koreans, including a four-year-old child, have been detained in China, where they face being deported back to the North, two sources with direct knowledge of the situation told Reuters.

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