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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

Jun 13 2018

South Korea's ruling party set for landslide victory in regional polls

SEOUL South Korea's ruling party is expected to win a sweeping victory in Wednesday's regional elections, exit polls suggest, an extra boost for President Moon Jae-in following the summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump.

May 18 2018

North Korea 'declines' South Korea media for nuclear site event; China urges 'stability'

SEOUL North Korea has declined to accept a list of South Korean journalists hoping to observe the closure of its nuclear test site, South Korea said on Friday, raising new questions about the North's commitment to reducing tension.

May 17 2018

North Korea says won't hold talks with 'incompetent' South unless differences settled

SEOUL North Korea's chief negotiator called the South Korean government "ignorant and incompetent" on Thursday, denounced U.S.-South Korean air combat drills and threatened to halt all talks with the South unless its demands are met. | Video

May 11 2018

U.S. activist fund Elliott to vote against Hyundai restructuring plan

SEOUL U.S. activist fund Elliott Management said it will vote against Hyundai Motor Group's restructuring plan and urged other shareholders to reject the proposal to reform South Korea's second-largest conglomerate.

May 10 2018

South Korea regulators step up pressure on Samsung over complex ownership structure

SEOUL South Korean regulators turned up the heat on Samsung Group [SAGR.UL] over its complex ownership structure, with the country's antitrust chief saying on Thursday the arrangement for control at the nation's top conglomerate was "not sustainable".

May 09 2018

North Korean leader Kim visits China, meets President Xi

BEIJING/SEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visited China and met President Xi Jinping, state media of both countries said on Tuesday, their second encounter in two months in a flurry of diplomatic engagement that has eased tensions on the Korean peninsula. | Video

May 05 2018

South Korea faces dilemma over anti-North leaflets as ties thaw

SEOUL/PAJU, South Korea Days after a historic inter-Korean summit Lee Min-bok, a defector who has been flying anti-Pyongyang leaflets into the North for 15 years, received a call from an official at Seoul's Unification Ministry urging him to halt his balloon campaign.

Apr 27 2018

With hug and handshakes, North Korea's smiling Kim lightens summit mood

SEOUL The golden doors on the stately North Korean building swung open and leader Kim Jong Un, in a black Mao suit and surrounded by a gaggle of officials, descended steps towards the border. | Video

Apr 27 2018

With hug and handshakes, North Korea's smiling Kim lightens summit mood

SEOUL The golden doors on the stately North Korean building swung open and leader Kim Jong Un, in a black Mao suit and surrounded by a gaggle of officials, descended steps towards the border. | Video

Apr 26 2018

South Korea to hit pause on Friday to soak in historic summit

SEOUL With a giant TV screen in its capital, and a break from classes for students to watch live coverage, much of South Korea will hit the pause button on Friday to watch history unfold - the first time a North Korean leader crosses the border to visit.

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