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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

Mar 19 2018

South Korea fuel oil imports soar as coal, nuclear plants shut

(This story corrects name in paragraph 11 to North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation, not U.S. Commission for Environmental Cooperation in March 15 story.)

Mar 14 2018

South Korea's February crude imports from Iran drop over 30 percent year-on-year

SEOUL South Korea's crude oil imports from Iran dropped 31.2 percent in February from a year ago to 1.12 million tonnes, or 294,274 barrels per day (bpd), customs data showed on Thursday.

Mar 10 2018

LG Chem CEO expects stable 2018 petrochemical market

DAESAN, South Korea LG Chem, South Korea's largest chemical company, sees the global petrochemical market being stable this year, and is diversifying its products to guard against falling plastic usage, the company's chief executive said. Asian petrochemical makers typically use crude-oil derived naphtha as a feedstock to produce ethylene and other basic petrochemicals, which are mostly used to make plastics.

Mar 02 2018

Asia fears trade war after Trump plans hefty steel, aluminum tariffs

SEOUL/SYDNEY U.S. President Donald Trump's planned tariffs on steel and aluminum risk retaliation from other economies and could cost jobs, Australia's trade minister said on Friday, while China predicted harm to trade if other countries follow the example of the United States. | Video

Feb 26 2018

South Korea brings curtain down on 'Peace Games'

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea South Korea brought the curtain down on its "Peace Games" on Sunday, with winter sports athletes dancing and singing together at a vibrant closing ceremony, though there was little warmth between dignitaries from the United States and North Korea. | Video

Feb 25 2018

South Korea's final Olympic challenge: keep the lights on

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea Olympic officials have showered praise on South Korea's Winter Games organizers for staging a successful event against the odds, but they have also left it with a warning: don't leave any white elephants behind.

Feb 24 2018

Canadian athlete charged with a stealing car: South Korean police

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea Canadian skier David Duncan was arrested on charges of stealing a car in South Korea, where he was competing at the Winter Olympics, officials and Canadian media said on Saturday.

Feb 24 2018

Speed skating: Lee storms to Olympic glory in men's mass start

GANGNEUNG, South Korea South Korean crowd favorite Lee Seung-hoon stormed to Olympic gold in the men's mass start race at the Gangneung Oval on Saturday with a perfectly timed breakaway on the final lap.

Feb 24 2018

Olympics - The first 5G Olympics? Not quite, say bemused spectators

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea The Pyeongchang Winter Games was supposed to be the coming-out party for 5G, the next generation of wireless technology -- but few people noticed. And some of those who did were unimpressed.

Feb 24 2018

Olympics: Curling - Sth Koreans pray Garlic Girls can score crushing victory

sUISEONG/GANGNEUNG, South Korea Ninety-two-year-old Kim Won-hee doesn't know much about the sport of curling, but she and millions of other South Koreans are counting on her granddaughter, skipper of the "Garlic Girls", to lead the nation to an historic gold medal on Sunday.


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