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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

20 Jul 2018

'Treasure ship' claim raises eyebrows in South Korea

SEOUL A South Korean company's claims that it has discovered the wreck of a Russian warship containing $130 billion (£99.8 billion) in gold "treasure" off South Korea has been met with scepticism from researchers and regulators in Seoul.

19 Jul 2018

"Treasure ship" claim raises eyebrows in South Korea

SEOUL, July 19 A company claiming to have found the wreck of a Russian warship with $130 billion in gold "treasure" off the coast of South Korea has drawn scepticism from researchers and regulators in Seoul.

11 Jul 2018

"Clear evidence of humanitarian need" in North Korea - U.N. aid chief

SEOUL There is "very clear evidence of humanitarian need" in North Korea, the top U.N. aid official has said during the first visit of its kind to the isolated country since 2011.

20 Jun 2018

North Korea scraps anti-American souvenirs after summit, tour operators say

SEOUL In the wake of Kim Jong Un's summit with U.S. President Donald Trump, anti-American souvenirs once sold on the North Korean side of the Demilitarized Zone have disappeared from gift shop shelves, Western tour operators say.

20 Jun 2018

North Korea scraps anti-American souvenirs after summit, tour operators say

SEOUL In the wake of Kim Jong Un's summit with U.S. President Donald Trump, anti-American souvenirs once sold on the North Korean side of the Demilitarized Zone have disappeared from gift shop shelves, Western tour operators say.

17 Jun 2018

South Korea, U.S. to announce suspension of major military drills this week - Yonhap

SEOUL South Korea and the United States are expected to announce the suspension of "large-scale" military drills this week, with the provision that they would restart if North Korea failed to keep its promise to denuclearise, news agency Yonhap said on Sunday.

14 Jun 2018

Factbox - Next steps in U.S.-North Korea diplomacy, including new engagement

U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un have given few details about North Korea's pledge to work towards denuclearisation, American plans to end "war games" with South Korea or security guarantees Washington has promised Pyongyang.

14 Jun 2018

Factbox: Next steps in U.S.-North Korea diplomacy, including new engagement

U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un have given few details about North Korea's pledge to work toward denuclearization, American plans to end "war games" with South Korea or security guarantees Washington has promised Pyongyang.

14 Jun 2018

Factbox - Next steps in U.S.-North Korea diplomacy, including new engagement

U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un have given few details about North Korea's pledge to work towards denuclearisation, American plans to end "war games" with South Korea or security guarantees Washington has promised Pyongyang.

13 Jun 2018

Trump surprises with pledge to end military exercises in South Korea

SEOUL/WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump's declaration on Tuesday that he intended to end joint military exercises with South Korea took South Korean and U.S. military officials by surprise. | Video

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