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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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3:14am GMT

South Korea to hold emergency meeting on cryptocurrencies, measures expected Friday

SEOUL South Korea's government has called an emergency meeting to discuss the trading of cryptocurrencies, and measures on the market will be announced on Friday, a central bank official said on Wednesday.

4:37am GMT

Tillerson says U.S. ready to talk to North Korea; Japan wants pressure

WASHINGTON/SEOUL U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson offered to begin direct talks with North Korea without pre-conditions, backing away from a key U.S. demand that Pyongyang must first accept that giving up its nuclear arsenal would be part of any negotiations. | Video

12 Dec 2017

South Korea's Moon, China's Xi to talk North Korea, trade in Beijing summit

SEOUL/BEIJING Curbing North Korea's nuclear ambitions will top South Korean President Moon Jae-in's agenda in Beijing during a visit this week aimed at breaking the ice after a furious row over Seoul's deployment of a U.S. anti-missile system.

12 Dec 2017

S.Korea's Moon, China's Xi to talk N.Korea, trade in Beijing summit

SEOUL/BEIJING, Dec 12 Reining in North Korea's nuclear ambitions will top South Korean President Moon Jae-in's agenda in Beijing during a visit this week aimed at breaking the ice after a furious row with China over Seoul's deployment of a U.S. anti-missile system.

07 Dec 2017

B-1B bomber joins U.S.-South Korea drills as tensions escalate

SEOUL A U.S. B-1B bomber on Wednesday joined large-scale U.S.-South Korean military exercises that North Korea has denounced as pushing the peninsula to the brink of nuclear war, as tension mounts between the North and the United States. | Video

04 Dec 2017

South Korea, U.S. launch air drills amid North Korean warnings of nuclear war

SEOUL/BEIJING The United States and South Korea went ahead with large-scale joint aerial drills on Monday, a move North Korea had said would push the Korean peninsula to "the brink of nuclear war", ignoring calls from Russia and China to call them off.

01 Dec 2017

Seoul says North Korea puts Washington in range, but needs to prove critical technology

SEOUL/MOSCOW North Korea's latest missile test puts Washington within range, but Pyongyang still needs to prove it has mastered critical missile technology, such as re-entry, terminal stage guidance and warhead activation, South Korea said on Friday.

30 Nov 2017

South Korea raises rates for first time in six years, flags job market risks

SEOUL South Korea's central bank raised interest rates for the first time in more than six years on Thursday, yet tempered market expectations for more by raising concerns about the job market and other uncertainties.

29 Nov 2017

Trump kündigt neue Sanktionen gegen Nordkorea an

Seoul/Washington US-Präsident Donald Trump hat Nordkorea nach dem erneuten Test einer Interkontinentalrakete mit zusätzlichen Strafmaßnahmen gedroht.

29 Nov 2017

North Korea says 'breakthrough' puts U.S. mainland within range of nuclear weapons

SEOUL/WASHINGTON North Korea said it successfully tested a new intercontinental ballistic missile on Wednesday in a "breakthrough" that puts the U.S. mainland within range of its nuclear weapons whose warheads could withstand re-entry to the Earth's atmosphere. | Video

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