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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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13 Oct 2017

Samsung Electronics CEO Kwon announces shock resignation as profits surge

SEOUL Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Friday its CEO and Vice Chairman Kwon Oh-hyun plans to step down from management, deepening concerns over a leadership vacuum at the tech giant after group scion Jay Y. Lee was jailed for bribery. | Video

12 Oct 2017

Lotte says has several suitors for China supermarkets, seeks sale by year-end

SEOUL South Korea's embattled Lotte Group said on Thursday several firms have expressed interest in acquiring its Lotte Mart stores in China and that is aiming for a sale by the end of this year.

29 Sep 2017

Exclusive - From cyber unit to troops, South Korea adds extra layer of Olympics security amid tensions

SEOUL Rattled by rising tensions with North Korea, South Korea is taking extra measures to try to ensure the safety of the 2018 Winter Games, including setting up a crack cyber defence team and doubling the number of troops, according to officials and documents reviewed by Reuters.

28 Sep 2017

Exclusive - From cyber unit to troops, South Korea adds extra layer of Olympics security amid tensions

SEOUL Rattled by rising tensions with North Korea, South Korea is taking extra measures to try to ensure the safety of the 2018 Winter Games, including setting up a crack cyber defence team and doubling the number of troops, according to officials and documents reviewed by Reuters.

25 Sep 2017

Unilever steps up beauty push with $2.7 billion Carver Korea deal

SEOUL/LONDON Unilever has agreed to pay 2.27 billion euros (1.99 billion pounds)to buy fast-growing cosmetics company Carver Korea in its latest move to build a global beauty business. | Video

22 Sep 2017

Tensions with North Korea, China hurt ticket sales for South Korean Olympics - organizer

SEOUL South Korea's political tensions with North Korea and China are depressing ticket sales for the 2018 Winter Olympics in the South Korean city of Pyeongchang, leaving hundreds of thousands of tickets unsold, the organiser said on Friday.

22 Sep 2017

Olympics - France to skip 2018 Winter Games if security not assured

PARIS/SEOUL France's Winter Olympics team will not travel to the 2018 Games in South Korea if its security cannot be guaranteed, France's sports minister said on Thursday, the first major doubts by a participating nation about growing North Korean tensions.

15 Sep 2017

South Korea's Hyundai launches new Genesis sports sedan in SUV-driven market

SEOUL South Korea's Hyundai Motor Co launched its first new sedan under the premium Genesis marque in Seoul on Friday, hoping to cement the brand's place in the luxury segment and make up for its lack of a strong SUV line-up.

08 Sep 2017

Fresh China worries hit Hyundai, suppliers even as plant restarts

SEOUL/SHANGHAI Shares in Hyundai Motor and its suppliers slid on Friday on fresh worries over their position in China after highly critical state newspaper comments, even as the South Korean automaker managed to get a Chinese car plant restarted. | Video

05 Sep 2017

Exclusive: Under pressure, Hyundai clashes with China partner over suppliers - sources

BEIJING/SEOUL Hyundai Motor Co is at loggerheads with its Chinese partner over efforts to cut supplier costs, as they grapple with cut-throat competition and the impact of a stand-off between Beijing and Seoul, four people familiar with the dispute said.

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