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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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Peace plays: How foreign companies have lost a bundle in North Korea

SEOUL Months before the first summit between leaders of two Koreas in 2000, South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics Inc invested $730,000 in Pyongyang's top computer lab. North Korean programmers there would develop online chess games and food recipes for Samsung to sell outside the North.

19 Jun 2018

Crisis-plagued Pyongyang university seeks revival after Trump-Kim summit

SEOUL When the only private university in North Korea held a commencement in March, the school's American president wasn't there, blocked by Washington’s ban on travel to the country.

12 Jun 2018

Read all about it: North Korea state media plasters front pages with leader's Singapore trip

SEOUL Just hours after Kim Jong Un wrapped up a surprise evening sightseeing tour of Singapore on Monday, the North Korean newspaper Rodong Sinmun crammed its front page with photographs snapped of the reclusive leader.

12 Jun 2018

Read all about it: North Korea state media plasters front pages with leader's Singapore trip

SEOUL Just hours after Kim Jong Un wrapped up a surprise evening sightseeing tour of Singapore on Monday, the North Korean newspaper Rodong Sinmun crammed its front page with photographs snapped of the reclusive leader.

05 Jun 2018

China launches DRAM chip price probe into Samsung Elec, SK Hynix and Micron

SEOUL China has launched a probe into Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, SK Hynix Inc and Micron Technology Inc, the three semiconductor makers who control the market for DRAM memory chips.

30 May 2018

Samsung firms sell $1.3 billion Samsung Electronics stock to maintain compliance

SEOUL Samsung Group's two insurance firms said on Wednesday they will sell $1.3 billion worth of stock in the conglomerate's biggest earner, Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, to maintain regulatory compliance.

29 May 2018

Apple said to have chosen OLED for new iPhones; Japan Display shares plunge

TOKYO/SEOUL Apple Inc has decided to use OLED screens in all three new iPhone models planned for next year, according to South Korea's Electronic Times - a report that sent shares in Japan Display tumbling 10 percent. | Video

20 May 2018

South Korea's LG Group chairman dies from illness at 73

SEOUL The chairman of LG Group, Koo Bon-moo, who helped transform South Korea's fourth-largest conglomerate into a global brand, passed away on Sunday after a battle with a brain disease.

15 May 2018

Samsung in talks with ZTE, others to supply mobile processor chips: executive

HWASEONG, South Korea Samsung Electronics is in talks with several smartphone makers including China's ZTE to supply mobile processor chips, a senior executive said, a move that will bring it in more direct competition with larger rival Qualcomm.

09 May 2018

South Korean prosecutors raid LG's head office in tax probe

SEOUL South Korean prosecutors have raided LG Group's head office as part of a probe into alleged tax evasion by family members controlling the conglomerate, the prosecutors' office said on Wednesday.

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