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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.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

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Drone rescues swimmers in Australia in world first

SYDNEY A drone rescued two swimmers off an Australian beach on Thursday, a world first for the fast-developing technology that seems perfectly suited to saving lives at sea, authorities said. | Video

21 Dec 2017

Australia police say don't suspect terrorism after car ploughs into pedestrians

MELBOURNE An Australian man of Afghan descent with a history of mental health issues drove a car into Christmas shoppers in the city of Melbourne on Thursday, injuring 19 people, but police said they did not believe the attack was terror-related. | Video

19 Dec 2017

Australia's Turnbull goes rural in a cabinet reshuffle aimed at widening appeal

SYDNEY Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Tuesday named a new attorney general and promoted two junior lawmakers from rural Queensland state to his cabinet in a reshuffle he hopes will bolster his flagging popularity.

18 Dec 2017

Australia's embattled Turnbull seen weighing cabinet reshuffle to exploit poll win

SYDNEY Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will reshuffle his cabinet within a day, media said on Monday, a sign the embattled leader hopes to capitalise on a weekend by-election win to refresh his ministry.

16 Dec 2017

Australian abuse report calls for end to sanctity of confession

SYDNEY Australia should introduce a law forcing religious leaders to report child abuse, including Catholic priests told of abuse during confession, said a report on Friday which detailed institutional abuse, particularly in the Catholic Church.

14 Dec 2017

Online shopping won't grow forever, says Unibail boss creating malls giant

SYDNEY/PARIS Online shopping has its limits and physical stores will never go out of fashion, says the CEO of Unibail-Rodamco which is betting $16 billion on buying Westfield to create a global mall giant.

13 Dec 2017

Westfield $16 billion Unibail-Rodamco sale rings the bell on retail's next chapter

SYDNEY/MELBOURNE For investors in Australia's Westfield Corp , its $16 billion sale to European property giant Unibail-Rodamco may mark a turning point for a mall industry under pressure to reinvent itself amid fierce online competition.

13 Dec 2017

Europe's Unibail bids $16 billion for Westfield to counter online threat

SYDNEY/MELBOURNE/PARIS Europe's biggest property firm Unibail-Rodamco is to buy U.S. and UK mall operator Westfield Corp for $16 billion, in a defensive move to create a global leader in a sector grappling with the online shopping challenge led by Amazon . | Video

12 Dec 2017

With Westfield sale, Frank Lowy calls time on rags-to-riches story

SYDNEY Australian billionaire Frank Lowy, co-founder of global retail property group Westfield Corp, said on Tuesday he looks forward to being an investor rather than an executive, nearly six decades after opening a small shopping centre on Sydney's outskirts.

12 Dec 2017

France's Unibail-Rodamco bids $15.7 billion for Australia's Westfield

SYDNEY/MELBOURNE France's Unibail-Rodamco has agreed to buy shopping mall owner Westfield Corp for $15.7 billion (£11.8 billion), in what would be the biggest takeover of an Australian company on record.


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