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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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29 Aug 2017

Brazil regulator rejects Total study on drilling at Amazon River basin

BRASILIA Brazil's environmental regulator Ibama said on Tuesday it has rejected Total SA's environmental study on drilling in the Foz do Amazonas basin, warning it needs more information or it will suspend the French oil firm's license application.

29 Aug 2017

Brazil to redo Amazon mining decree after criticism

BRASILIA Brazil's government will revise a decree that opened up a vast mineral reserve in the Amazon rainforest to mining, ministers told journalists on Monday, responding to overwhelming criticism from lawmakers and activists.

26 Aug 2017

Brazil government fires back at activists, supermodel on Amazon decree

BRASILIA Brazil's government defended the opening of a vast Amazon area to mining on Friday after criticism from lawmakers, environmental groups and supermodel Gisele Bundchen that it threatened the world's largest rainforest.

26 Aug 2017

Brazil president fires back at activists, supermodel on Amazon decree

BRASILIA President Michel Temer defended his opening of a vast Amazon area to mining, responding to criticism from lawmakers, environmental groups and supermodel Gisele Bundchen that it threatened the world's largest rainforest.

27 Jul 2017

Brazil mining reforms seen passing Congress despite opposition

BRASILIA/RIO DE JANEIRO Mining reforms decreed by Brazilian President Michel Temer are likely to pass Congress, a legislative leader told Reuters on Wednesday, despite opposition from an industry trade group.

27 Jul 2017

Brazil mining reforms seen passing Congress despite opposition

BRASILIA/RIO DE JANEIRO, July 26 Mining reforms decreed by Brazilian President Michel Temer are likely to pass Congress, a legislative leader told Reuters on Wednesday, despite opposition from an industry trade group.

26 Jul 2017

Brazil hikes mining royalties to ease budget deficit

BRASILIA Brazil unveiled plans on Tuesday to raise revenue from mining royalties by 80 percent, the latest measure to shore up government finances, and cut red tape in attempt to attract more foreign investment amid a weak economic recovery.

06 Jul 2017

Ford's China sales bounce back in June as tax impact fades

BEIJING Ford Motor Co said its China sales surged 15 percent in June, their strongest pace of the year, and it was optimistic about the outlook for the second half as the industry puts the phasing out of a tax cut behind it.

15 Jun 2017

China freezes green car licences amid ongoing quality issues

BEIJING China has put approvals for new electric vehicle ventures on hold until next year, three people familiar with the matter told Reuters, as quality issues continue to dog the world's largest market for green cars.

13 Jun 2017

Ex-NBA star Rodman heads to North Korea as private citizen

BEIJING Former National Basketball Association star Dennis Rodman said on Tuesday he was on his way to North Korea as a private citizen, returning to the isolated country where he has previously met leader Kim Jong Un.

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