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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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6:45pm IST

Philippine leader says drugs war 'trivialised' by human rights concerns

MANILA Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday promised an unrelenting war on drugs, defying critics who were "trivialising" his campaign with human rights concerns and unjustly blaming the authorities for the bloodshed.

3:10pm IST

Marawi standoff enters third month, underlining crisis in Philippines

MANILA Two months after Islamist militants launched an assault on one of the biggest southern cities in the Philippines, the fighting is dragging on, and President Rodrigo Duterte says he is prepared to wait for a year for it to end. | Video

2:28pm IST

Marawi standoff enters third month, underlining crisis in Philippines

MANILA Two months after Islamist militants launched an assault on one of the biggest southern cities in the Philippines, the fighting is dragging on, and President Rodrigo Duterte says he is prepared to wait for a year for it to end. | Video

18 Jul 2017

Philippine president asks Congress to keep martial law until end of year

MANILA Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday asked Congress to extend martial law on the southern island of Mindanao until the end of the year, to grant him time to crush a rebel movement inspired by the Islamic State group. | Video

17 Jul 2017

Philippine leader to expedite bill for self-rule in Muslim region

MANILA Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte vowed on Monday to fast-track new legislation for autonomy in the country's most volatile region, advancing a protracted process to end decades of rebellion and thwart rising Islamist militancy.

07 Jul 2017

アングル:比大統領、マラウィ奪回へ取引を用意 後に撤回

[マラウィ(フィリピン) 5日 ロイター] - フィリピンのドゥテルテ大統領が、「イスラム国(IS)」系武装勢力が南部ミンダナオ島のマラウィを占拠した直後に、武装勢力側と取引する用意を進めたものの、説明なく取りやめていたことが分かった。交渉に関わった仲介者が明らかにした。

06 Jul 2017

Exclusive: Philippines' Duterte proposed deal to end city siege, then backed out

MARAWI CITY, Philippines Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte was preparing to make a deal with Islamic State-inspired militants in the days after they laid siege to a southern city, but aborted the plan without explanation, an intermediary involved in the process said. | Video

06 Jul 2017

Exclusive: Philippines' Duterte proposed deal to end city siege, then backed out

MARAWI CITY, Philippines Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte was preparing to make a deal with Islamic State-inspired militants in the days after they laid siege to a southern city, but aborted the plan without explanation, an intermediary involved in the process said. | Video

04 Jul 2017

Philippine top court upholds martial law in south as fighting drags on

MANILA/MARAWI, Philippines The Philippine Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld as constitutional President Rodrigo Duterte's imposition of 60 days of military rule on a southern island, a ruling that would reinforce unity in the fight against militancy, his spokesman said.

24 May 2017

Philippine leader halts Russia trip, imposes martial law on restive island

MANILA Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte cut short a visit to Russia and imposed martial law on the island of Mindanao on Tuesday after a fierce bout of fighting erupted during a raid by security forces at a hideout of Islamic State-linked militants.

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