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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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Trump cancels summit with North Korea scheduled for next month

SEOUL U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday called off a planned summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, even after North Korea followed through on a pledge to blow up tunnels at its nuclear test site.

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 16 2018

S.Korea to play "mediator" to resolve N.Korea-U.S. summit doubts - official

SEOUL, May 17 South Korea is seeking to mediate to bridge the gap between the United States and North Korea as they appear to have "some kind of difference in stances" ahead of a planned summit, an official at South Korea's presidential Blue House said on Thursday.

May 15 2018

Samsung in talks with ZTE, others to supply mobile processor chips: executive

HWASEONG, South Korea Samsung Electronics is in talks with several smartphone makers including China's ZTE to supply mobile processor chips, a senior executive said, a move that will bring it in more direct competition with larger rival Qualcomm.

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 09 2018

South Korea says GM deal to ensure it remains in country for at least 10 years

SEOUL South Korea said on Wednesday that an impending deal with General Motors to refinance its local unit will ensure the U.S. automaker remains in the country for at least 10 years, as its rights to sell shares and assets will be curtailed.

May 09 2018

South Korea's Jin Air shares slide on concerns of license cancellation

SEOUL Jin Air Co Ltd , a budget affiliate of Korean Air Lines Co Ltd , saw its shares tumble as much as 9 percent on Wednesday on concerns it may lose its license over the board appointment of a non-Korean member of its controlling family.

May 09 2018

South Korean prosecutors raid LG's head office in tax probe

SEOUL South Korean prosecutors have raided LG Group's head office as part of a probe into alleged tax evasion by family members controlling the conglomerate, the prosecutors' office said on Wednesday.

May 07 2018

Memory boost: How chipmakers are weathering slowing smartphone sales

SEOUL/SINGAPORE Investors in global chipmakers have had a rocky ride in the last few months on worries about a slowing smartphone market, but a clamor for more video content from consumers is underpinning buoyant sales for memory-chip makers.

May 07 2018

South Korea's SK Telecom, partner buy ADT Caps from Carlyle for $1.2 billion

SEOUL South Korea's largest telecom firm, SK Telecom Co Ltd , said on Tuesday it and a partner had decided to wholly buy domestic security systems company ADT Caps for about 1.28 trillion won ($1.2 billion).

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