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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 12 2017

U.N. envoy told North Korea urgent need to open channels to cut conflict risk

((This Dec. 9 story corrects year in 2nd paragraph to 2011 from 2012)) | Video

Dec 06 2017

South Korea's KEPCO picked as preferred bidder for UK nuclear project

SEOUL South Korea's state utility Korea Electric Power Corp (KEPCO) said on Wednesday that it had been picked as a preferred bidder for Toshiba's NuGen nuclear project in Britain, throwing the troubled project a lifeline.

Nov 30 2017

South Korea's nuclear reactor surge to hamper Moon's renewable push

SEOUL South Korean President Moon Jae-in has vowed to lead his country to a "nuclear-free era", but in an ironic twist nuclear capacity is on track to hit a record during his five-year term.

Nov 24 2017

South Korea says could boost metal stockpiles amid drive to electric cars

SEOUL The South Korean agency that manages state stockpiles of commodities says it could ramp up its inventories of non-ferrous metals next year amid growing demand for such materials in churning out products like electric vehicles.

Nov 14 2017

South Korea's October crude oil imports from Iran down 9.5 on-month

SEOUL South Korea's imports of Iranian crude oil fell 9.5 percent in October from the previous month as the Middle Eastern country cut crude and condensate exports to Asia due to production setbacks.

Nov 01 2017

Back from the abyss: South Korea's shipbuilders begin ascent to growth

BUSAN/SEOUL Sparks light up the night-shift at giant shipyards on Korea's southeast coast, as welders and fitters at some of the world's biggest marine engineers forge next-generation container ships, oil rigs and even ice-breaking tankers in a bid to clamber out of a global industry abyss.

Nov 01 2017

Olympics: It's ready but will they come? South Korea counts down to Winter Games

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea Workers in the South Korean resort town of Pyeongchang are making final preparations for the Winter Olympics, remaking roads, renovating buildings and preparing menus in English, Chinese and Japanese, a burst of activity that masks a big problem. | Video

Nov 01 2017

It's ready but will they come? South Korea counts down to Winter Games

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea Workers in the South Korean resort town of Pyeongchang are making final preparations for the Winter Olympics, remaking roads, renovating buildings and preparing menus in English, Chinese and Japanese, a burst of activity that masks a big problem.

Oct 24 2017

South Korea to resume building two new nuclear reactors, but scraps plans for 6 others

SEOUL South Korea will resume the suspended construction of two new nuclear reactors from midnight, its energy ministry said on Tuesday, but has torn up plans to build six more reactors as Seoul seeks to meet pledges to cut reliance on nuclear power.

Oct 20 2017

South Koreans' support for nuclear projects deals blow to government energy plan

SEOUL South Korean public support for nuclear power on Friday sucker punched a government policy to steer the country away from nuclear-generated electricity as Seoul said it would bow to a demand to resume construction of two new reactors.

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