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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

15 Jan 2018

Scores injured as Indonesia stock exchange building lobby floor collapses

JAKARTA A mezzanine floor overlooking the main lobby of the Indonesian Stock Exchange building collapsed on Monday, injuring scores of people, many of them students, under slabs of concrete and other debris. | Video

06 Dec 2017

Indonesia plan to buy Rio copper stake could be win-win

JAKARTA Indonesia said on Tuesday it plans to acquire Rio Tinto's stake in the Grasberg copper mine operated by Freeport-McMoRan Inc, potentially solving a drawn-out problem for all three parties.

27 Nov 2017

Speaker's arrest puts Indonesia parliament in graft spotlight, again

JAKARTA Implicated in five corruption scandals since the 1990s but never convicted, the speaker of Indonesia's parliament Setya Novanto is a political survivor.

24 Nov 2017

Indonesia has 'no clear structure' for a Freeport deal yet

JAKARTA Indonesia's Ministry of State-Owned Enterprises, tipped to oversee an acquisition of a majority stake in the local unit of Freeport-McMoRan Inc, has "no clear structure" yet for the deal, a ministry official said on Friday.

20 Nov 2017

Indonesia parliament speaker taken into custody by anti-graft agency

JAKARTA Indonesia's parliament speaker, Setya Novanto, has been taken into custody by the anti-corruption agency after being arrested over his alleged role in causing state losses of $170 million linked to a national electronic identity card scheme.

17 Nov 2017

Indonesia evacuates villagers after shootings near Freeport copper mine

JAKARTA/TIMIKA, Indonesia Indonesia on Friday began evacuating villages that authorities said had been occupied by armed separatists after a string of shootings near a huge copper mine operated by Freeport McMoRan Inc.

17 Nov 2017

Indonesia evacuates villagers after shootings near Freeport mine

JAKARTA/TIMIKA, Indonesia, Nov 17 Indonesia on Friday began evacuating villages that authorities said had been occupied by armed separatists after a string of shootings near the giant Grasberg copper mine operated by Freeport McMoRan Inc in the eastern province of Papua.

17 Nov 2017

Suspected of graft, Indonesian parliament speaker under guard in hospital

JAKARTA Indonesian anti-graft investigators have put the speaker of parliament, who they have identified as a suspect in a $170 million corruption case, under armed guard in hospital after he was involved in a car accident, his lawyer said on Friday.

13 Nov 2017

Freeport Indonesia reopens mine access after shootings

JAKARTA The Indonesian unit of Freeport-McMoRan Inc has reopened the main supply route to its huge copper mine in Papua, the company said on Monday, after the road was closed on Sunday following a shooting incident in the area.

10 Nov 2017

Indonesia warns of tough response after Papuan rebels threaten Freeport

JAKARTA Indonesia's military said on Friday it was prepared to take tough measures against rebels who have threatened to "destroy" the mining operations of Freeport-McMoRan Inc in the eastern province of Papua in their independence struggle.

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