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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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13 Feb 2018

Malaysia further downgrading ties with North Korea a year after airport assassination: sources

KUALA LUMPUR One year after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's half-brother was assassinated at Kuala Lumpur's airport, Malaysia is further downgrading once-close ties with Pyongyang, sources familiar with the government's plans said.

08 Feb 2018

Exclusive: Uighur Thai jail escapees detained in Malaysia and China wants them back - sources

KUALA LUMPUR Eleven ethnic Uighur Muslims from China, missing since their dramatic escape from a Thai jail last year, have been detained in Malaysia and Beijing wants them back, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

08 Feb 2018

Exclusive - Uighur Thai jail escapees detained in Malaysia and China wants them back- sources

KUALA LUMPUR Eleven ethnic Uighur Muslims from China, missing since their dramatic escape from a Thai jail last year, have been detained in Malaysia and Beijing wants them back, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

24 Jan 2018

Malaysian makeover: At 92, Mahathir seeks to be PM again

KUALA LUMPUR At 92, Mahathir Mohamad will become the world's oldest person to be voted prime minister if he wins Malaysia's upcoming general election. But to do that, he needs to woo people in their 20s and 30s, the country's dominant - and mostly undecided - vote block. | Video

11 Nov 2017

Asia-Pacific leaders say to fight 'unfair trade' in nod to Trump

DANANG, Vietnam Asia-Pacific leaders agreed on Saturday to address "unfair trade practices" and "market distorting subsidies" in a statement that bore the imprint of U.S. President Donald Trump's efforts to reshape the global trade landscape. | Video

02 Nov 2017

Leaked data from massive Malaysian breach "likely available online for long time"

KUALA LUMPUR/SINGAPORE, Nov 2 Personal details of tens of millions of Malaysians obtained from a 2014 data breach have likely been available for sale for a long time, according to the founder of an online portal who revealed the massive data breach this week.

02 Nov 2017

Indian hardline preacher Zakir Naik finds refuge in Malaysia as politicised Islam grows

KUALA LUMPUR When Zakir Naik emerged from a prominent Malaysian mosque last month fans swarmed about him, seeking selfies with the Indian Muslim televangelist whose hardline views have sparked a criminal investigation back in his home country.

13 Oct 2017

Former friend Malaysia halts all imports from North Korea, data shows

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia, which until recently had been one of Pyongyang's closest friends, has halted all imports from North Korea, as part of global efforts to cut off funding over its nuclear and missile programs.

13 Oct 2017

Former friend Malaysia halts all imports from North Korea, data shows

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia, which until recently had been one of Pyongyang's closest friends, has halted all imports from North Korea, as part of global efforts to cut off funding over its nuclear and missile programmes.

06 Oct 2017

From food to cosmetics, Japan firms eye Malaysia's halal industry: SMBC

KUALA LUMPUR Japan's Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp (SMBC) is looking to back a push by Japanese firms planning to invest in Malaysia's Sharia-compliant halal market, an SMBC official said.

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