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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

Dec 13 2017

Tillerson says U.S. ready to talk to North Korea; Japan wants pressure

WASHINGTON/SEOUL U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson offered to begin direct talks with North Korea without pre-conditions, backing away from a key U.S. demand that Pyongyang must first accept that giving up its nuclear arsenal would be part of any negotiations. | Video

Dec 13 2017

South Korea considers cryptocurrency tax as regulators grapple with 'speculative mania'

SEOUL South Korea said on Wednesday it may tax capital gains from cryptocurrency trading as global regulators worried about a bubble, with Australia's central bank chief warning of a 'speculative mania" that has seen the digital asset making rip-roaring gains. | Video

Dec 13 2017

South Korean firms flock to Beijing hoping summit will hasten thaw with China

SEOUL Hoping a thaw in relations with China will reopen opportunities after a diplomatic spat earlier this year cost many of them business, some 300 South Korean executives joined President Moon Jae-in for the start of his four-day trip to China on Wednesday.

Dec 12 2017

South Korea's Moon, China's Xi to talk North Korea, trade in Beijing summit

SEOUL/BEIJING Curbing North Korea's nuclear ambitions will top South Korean President Moon Jae-in's agenda in Beijing during a visit this week aimed at breaking the ice after a furious row over Seoul's deployment of a U.S. anti-missile system.

Dec 11 2017

S.Korea's Moon, China's Xi to talk N.Korea, trade in Beijing summit

SEOUL/BEIJING, Dec 12 Reining in North Korea's nuclear ambitions will top South Korean President Moon Jae-in's agenda in Beijing during a visit this week aimed at breaking the ice after a furious row with China over Seoul's deployment of a U.S. anti-missile system.

Dec 07 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

Dec 04 2017

South Korea, U.S. launch air drills amid North Korean warnings of nuclear war

SEOUL/BEIJING The United States and South Korea went ahead with large-scale joint aerial drills on Monday, a move North Korea had said would push the Korean peninsula to "the brink of nuclear war", ignoring calls from Russia and China to call them off.

Dec 04 2017

WRAPUP 1-S.Korea, U.S. launch air drills amid N.Korean warnings of nuclear war

SEOUL/BEIJING, Dec 4 The United States and South Korea went ahead with large-scale joint aerial drills on Monday, a move North Korea had said would push the Korean peninsula to "the brink of nuclear war", ignoring calls from Russia and China to call them off.

Dec 01 2017

Seoul says North Korea puts Washington in range, but needs to prove critical technology

SEOUL/MOSCOW North Korea's latest missile test puts Washington within range, but Pyongyang still needs to prove it has mastered critical missile technology, such as re-entry, terminal stage guidance and warhead activation, South Korea said on Friday.

Nov 30 2017

South Korea raises rates for first time in six years, flags job market risks

SEOUL South Korea's central bank raised interest rates for the first time in more than six years on Thursday, yet tempered market expectations for more by raising concerns about the job market and other uncertainties.

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