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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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South Korea keeps rates unchanged, flags policy caution

SEOUL South Korea's central bank kept interest rates unchanged on Thursday, as expected, and upgraded its 2018 growth forecast but flagged concerns about economic uncertainties and soft inflation, which remain hurdles to policy tightening this year.

17 Jan 2018

Koreas to form unified ice hockey team, march together in Olympics

SEOUL The two Koreas will field a combined women's ice hockey team and march together under one flag at next month's Winter Olympics in the South, Seoul said on Wednesday, after a new round of talks amid a thaw in cross-border ties. | Video

15 Jan 2018

North Korean orchestra to perform in South during Olympics amid easing tensions

SEOUL North Korea agreed during rare talks on Monday to send a 140-strong orchestra to perform during the Winter Olympics in South Korea next month, Seoul said, amid easing tensions after a months-long standoff over the North's weapons programmes. | Video

11 Jan 2018

Trump, on possibility of North Korea talks, says: 'Who knows where it leads?'

WASHINGTON/SEOUL U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday after the first intra-Korean talks in over two years that the United States was willing to speak to North Korea "under the right circumstances," although it was far from clear whether this would pay dividends. | Video

10 Jan 2018

U.S. hails Korea talks, despite North's rejection of denuclearisation

SEOUL/WASHINGTON North and South Korea held their first talks in over two years on Tuesday, which Washington welcomed as a first step to solving the North Korean nuclear weapons crisis, even though Pyongyang said those were aimed only at the United States and not up for discussion. | Video

09 Jan 2018

Vorsichtige Annäherung zwischen Nord- und Südkorea

Seoul Angesichts der Eiszeit zwischen Nord- und Südkorea setzen beide Staaten auf die Olympischen Spiele als Mittel zur politischen Klimaerwärmung.

09 Jan 2018

In rare inter-Korean talks, North pledges 'invaluable' gift

SEOUL The last North Korean to cross this heavily militarized border was shot by his own comrades, and barely escaped with his life.

09 Jan 2018

In rare inter-Korean talks, North pledges 'invaluable' gift

SEOUL The last North Korean to cross this heavily militarised border was shot by his own comrades, and barely escaped with his life.

09 Jan 2018

North, South Korea begin talks as Winter Olympics help break ice

SEOUL North and South Korea kicked off their first formal talks in more than two years on Tuesday, with both sides expressing optimism ahead of discussions on how the North's athletes can attend the Winter Olympics in the South despite tensions.

08 Jan 2018

South Korea inspects six banks over virtual currency services to clients

SEOUL South Korean financial authorities on Monday said they are inspecting six local banks that offer virtual currency accounts to institutions, amid concerns the increasing use of such assets could lead to a surge in crime.

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