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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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21 Aug 2017

Exclusive - Hyundai Motor Group faces government calls to address 'big governance risk'

SEOUL South Korea's new antitrust chief said he has been in talks with the autos-to-steel conglomerate Hyundai Motor Group about overhauling its complex ownership structure, which critics say gives too much power to its controlling family at the expense of shareholders.

10 Aug 2017

North Korea releases jailed Canadian pastor amid standoff with U.S.

SEOUL/TORONTO North Korea freed a Canadian pastor serving a life sentence on humanitarian grounds, the Canadian prime minister and North Korea's KCNA news agency said, just hours after the United States warned it would counter any threat from the North with "fire and fury."

09 Aug 2017

North Korea will develop Guam strike plan by mid-August: KCNA

SEOUL North Korea will develop a plan by mid-August to launch four intermediate range missiles at the U.S. territory of Guam before presenting it to leader Kim Jong Un who will make a decision on whether to proceed, the North's state media said on Thursday.

09 Aug 2017

North Korea will develop Guam strike plan by mid-August: KCNA

SEOUL North Korea will develop a plan by mid-August to launch four intermediate range missiles at the U.S. territory of Guam before presenting it to leader Kim Jong Un who will make a decision on whether to proceed, the North's state media said on Thursday.

09 Aug 2017

North Korea will develop Guam strike plan by mid-August - KCNA

SEOUL North Korea will develop a plan by mid-August to launch four intermediate range missiles at the U.S. territory of Guam before presenting it to leader Kim Jong Un who will make a decision on whether to proceed, the North's state media said on Thursday.

09 Aug 2017

North Korea says seriously considering plan to strike Guam: KCNA

SEOUL North Korea said on Wednesday it is "carefully examining" plans for a missile strike on the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam, just hours after U.S. President Donald Trump told the North that any threat to the United States would be met with "fire and fury".

09 Aug 2017

North Korea says seriously considering plan to strike Guam - KCNA

SEOUL North Korea said on Wednesday it is "carefully examining" plans for a missile strike on the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam, just hours after U.S. President Donald Trump told the North that any threat to the United States would be met with "fire and fury".

22 Jun 2017

Exclusive: South Korea president calls on China's Xi to do more on North Korea nuclear program

SEOUL South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Thursday China should do more to rein in North Korea's nuclear program and he would call on President Xi Jinping to lift measures against South Korean companies taken in retaliation against Seoul's decision to host a U.S. anti-missile defense system. | Video

22 Jun 2017

Exclusive - South Korea president calls on China's Xi to do more on North Korea nuclear programme

SEOUL South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Thursday China should do more to rein in North Korea's nuclear programme and he would call on President Xi Jinping to lift measures against South Korean companies taken in retaliation against Seoul's decision to host a U.S. anti-missile defence system. | Video

16 Jun 2017

Low interest rates not sole cause of South Korea's big household debt

South Korea's new finance chief said rock-bottom interest rates aren't the sole factor behind record household debt, indicating his support for the nation's current easy money policy even as Asia's fourth-largest economy shows signs of strengthening, propelled by robust exports.

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