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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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3:12am EDT

South Korean 'swordsman' leads prosecution against impeached ex-leader Park

SEOUL A high-flying prosecutor, who was demoted under impeached former president Park Geun-hye, is overseeing the case against her as Park made her first appearance in court on Tuesday to face criminal charges over the corruption scandal that ousted her.

2:50am EDT

South Korean 'swordsman' leads prosecution against impeached ex-leader Park

SEOUL A high-flying prosecutor, who was demoted under impeached former president Park Geun-hye, is overseeing the case against her as Park made her first appearance in court on Tuesday to face criminal charges over the corruption scandal that ousted her.

2:50am EDT

South Korean 'swordsman' leads prosecution against impeached ex-leader Park

SEOUL A high-flying prosecutor, who was demoted under impeached former president Park Geun-hye, is overseeing the case against her as Park made her first appearance in court on Tuesday to face criminal charges over the corruption scandal that ousted her.

May 20 2017

U.S. regulators open probe into recall of nearly 1.7 million Hyundai, Kia models

WASHINGTON/SEOUL U.S. safety regulators have opened a formal investigation into the recall of nearly 1.7 million vehicles by Hyundai Motor Co and affiliate Kia Motor Corp over engine defects, according to filings published Saturday.

May 18 2017

South Korea lowers hopes for drastic reform of chaebol

SEOUL South Korea's prospective antitrust chief on Thursday said there no hurry to unravel the complex and opaque structures behind the powerful family-run conglomerates that dominate Asia's fourth-largest economy.

May 15 2017

Blowing the whistle in South Korea: Hyundai Man takes on chaebol culture

YONGIN, South KoreaSouth Korean engineer Kim Gwang-ho flew 7,000 miles to Washington last year to do something he never dreamed he would: he reported alleged safety lapses at Hyundai Motor Co - his employer of 26 years - to U.S. regulators.

May 12 2017

South Korea orders major Hyundai, Kia recall after whistleblower report

SEOUL South Korea ordered Hyundai Motor Co and affiliate Kia Motors Corp to recall 240,000 vehicles over safety defects flagged by a whistleblower - a sharp slap on the wrist that will exacerbate reputational woes for the automakers.

May 10 2017

South Korean business groups say will work with new president on job creation

SEOUL Business groups representing South Korea's largest companies said on Wednesday they will work with new President Moon Jae-in in creating jobs and boosting investment, and fix their "past wrongdoings."

May 10 2017

South Korean business groups say will work with new president on job creation

SEOUL Business groups representing South Korea's largest companies said on Wednesday they will work with new President Moon Jae-in in creating jobs and boosting investment, and fix their "past wrongdoings."

May 09 2017

South Korea's shy new President Moon hits the spotlight

SEOUL South Korean human rights lawyer Moon Jae-in never felt comfortable being at the Blue House when he was a top aide to the president. He quit in 2004, a year into the job, and went on a long hike in the Himalayas.

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