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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

Nov 16 2017

Fear and loathing in South Korea as university exam postponed by quake

SEOUL South Korean test-takers expressed confusion and dejection on Thursday as the country's highly competitive annual university entrance exam, called a "life assignment exam" by some, was postponed a week for the first time ever due to safety concerns. | Video

Nov 15 2017

North Korea defector 'stabilized' after second surgery: South Korean surgeon

SEOUL A North Korean soldier who suffered critical gunshot wounds during a defection dash over the border to South Korea this week stabilized on Wednesday after a second round of surgery, a doctor treating him said.

Nov 13 2017

South Korea celebrity appears in Chinese ad in subtle sign of thawing diplomatic tension

SEOUL A South Korean actress is promoting cosmetics on China's biggest online mall, in a subtle sign of easing diplomatic tension that has seen once-ubiquitous South Korean celebrities vanish from Chinese marketing campaigns.

Nov 08 2017

South Korean firms woo China's Singles Day shoppers as detente boosts hopes

SEOUL South Korean companies, after all but giving up on marketing in China during a diplomatic spat this year, are rolling out major promotions for Saturday's Singles Day shopping extravaganza, hoping Chinese consumers - and their big bucks - will return.

Nov 05 2017

Lotte gets approval for China property project as bilateral tensions ease

SEOUL Lotte Corp said on Monday that a major property development in China had received approval from local authorities to start a second phase of construction - the latest sign that tension between Beijing and Seoul is easing.

Nov 02 2017

Samsung Electronics names new CFO to manage its $68 billion cash pile

SEOUL Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Thursday announced a new chief financial officer (CFO) to be in charge of one of Asia's biggest corporate cash piles, and said it will create a body within the firm to coordinate with tech affiliates.

Oct 31 2017

Samsung Electronics names new-generation leaders as profit soars

SEOUL South Korean technology giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd named a new generation of top managers on Tuesday and promised to reward shareholders with $26 billion in payouts to 2020, as it reported record third-quarter profit. | Video

Oct 31 2017

Samsung names new business heads in changing of guard

SEOUL Samsung Electronics Co Ltd named a new generation of leaders at its three main businesses on Tuesday as it seeks to steady the ship following the arrest of group scion Jay Y. Lee earlier this year on charges including bribery.

Oct 31 2017

Samsung Electronics names new business heads in changing of guard

SEOUL Samsung Electronics Co Ltd named a new generation of leaders at its three main businesses on Tuesday as it seeks to steady the ship following the arrest of group scion Jay Y. Lee earlier this year on charges including bribery.

Oct 30 2017

South Korea's Lotte Corp soars in debut, investors look ahead to more restructuring

SEOUL Shares in Lotte Corp , the new holding firm for South Korea's No. 5 conglomerate, soared almost 50 percent above their issue price in their debut, as investors welcomed the group's streamlined ownership structure and bet on more restructuring.

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