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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

Aug 31 2017

South Korea draw with Iran, miss chance to seal 2018 spot

SEOUL South Korea squandered a chance to book their spot at next year's World Cup finals on Thursday after a 0-0 draw with 10-man Iran left their qualification hopes precariously balanced.

Aug 25 2017

Samsung leader Jay Y. Lee given five-year jail sentence for bribery

SEOUL The billionaire head of South Korea's Samsung Group, Jay Y. Lee, was sentenced to five years in jail for bribery on Friday in a watershed for the country's decades-long economic order dominated by powerful, family-run conglomerates. | Video

Aug 25 2017

Supporters of ousted South Korea leader outraged over jail for Samsung chief

SEOUL Hundreds of diehard supporters of ousted South Korean President Park Geun-hye reacted with outrage on Friday after Samsung Group leader Jay Y. Lee was found guilty of bribing Park, and they vowed to fight on against what they see as injustice.

Aug 25 2017

Supporters of ousted South Korea leader outraged over jail for Samsung chief

SEOUL Hundreds of diehard supporters of ousted South Korean President Park Geun-hye reacted with outrage on Friday after Samsung Group leader Jay Y. Lee was found guilty of bribing Park, and they vowed to fight on against what they see as injustice.

Aug 25 2017

Supporters of ousted South Korea leader outraged over jail for Samsung chief

SEOUL Hundreds of diehard supporters of ousted South Korean President Park Geun-hye reacted with outrage on Friday after Samsung Group leader Jay Y. Lee was found guilty of bribing Park, and they vowed to fight on against what they see as injustice.

Aug 25 2017

Loyal supporters of ousted S.Korean president root for Samsung leader

SEOUL, Aug 25 Hundreds of rowdy, diehard supporters of ousted South Korean President Park Geun-hye rallied on Friday outside a court demanding the acquittal of Samsung Group leader Jay Y. Lee, as his fate in a bribery was about to be announced inside.

Jul 04 2017

Shin replaces Stielike as Korea national team coach

SEOUL South Korea hope Shin Tae-yong's familiarity with the squad, good communication skills and ability to get the best out of young players will help get their World Cup campaign back on track after naming him the new national team coach on Tuesday.

Jun 26 2017

North Korea dismiss Moon call for united Pyeongchang team

SEOUL A leading North Korean sports official believes it is too late to consider South Korean President Moon Jae-in's proposal to form a unified team for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, saying that political tension must be resolved first.

Jun 15 2017

Soccer: South Korea sack coach Stielike after Qatar defeat

SEOUL South Korea coach Uli Stielike was sacked on Thursday, two days after a 3-2 loss to Qatar put the country's hopes of automatic qualification for next year's World Cup finals in jeopardy.

Jun 08 2017

Two rescued North Koreans ask to defect to South: South Korea

SEOUL Two North Koreans have decided to defect to South Korea after being rescued last week from waters off the east coast of the peninsula, South Korea said on Thursday.

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