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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

26 May 2018

Malaysia renegotiating terms of major Belt-and-Road rail project: PM Mahathir

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia is haggling over the terms of a $14 billion rail deal with its Chinese partners and can reduce its ballooning national debts by $50 billion by doing away with mega projects, its prime minister said in an interview published on Saturday.

25 May 2018

Corrected: Telling truth to power still no easy task for Malaysia's revved up media

(Corrects paragraph 20 to show party won one seat in election, not zero)

22 May 2018

Over $40 million of fuel stolen from Shell refinery, Singapore court documents show

SINGAPORE Singapore authorities have levied new charges against a group of fuel thieves operating at Royal Dutch Shell's oil refinery in the city-state, raising the value of the stolen fuel to over $40 million from around $10 million in earlier charges, according to court documents reviewed by Reuters on Tuesday.

01 May 2018

Singapore airport may use facial recognition systems to find late passengers

SINGAPORE Ever been delayed on a flight because of straggling fellow passengers?

24 Apr 2018

Singapore PM reshuffles cabinet with succession question looming

SINGAPORE Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong reshuffled his cabinet on Tuesday, naming one of his potential successors, Chan Chun Sing, as trade minister and giving additional duties to two other ministers tipped as contenders.

23 Apr 2018

Singapore PM's job: Once decided over cake and coffee, now mulled over for months

SINGAPORE Singaporeans are not used to uncertainty when it comes to their future political leaders.

19 Apr 2018

Trade war could have 'big, negative impact' on Singapore - PM Lee

SINGAPORE Singapore is very vulnerable to an escalation of a trade dispute between the world's two major economies, the United States and China, the city-state's prime minister said in an opinion piece published by the Washington Post.

19 Apr 2018

Trade war could have 'big, negative impact' on Singapore: PM Lee

SINGAPORE Singapore is very vulnerable to an escalation of a trade dispute between the world's two major economies, the United States and China, the city-state's prime minister said in an opinion piece published by the Washington Post.

13 Apr 2018

Singapore to test facial recognition on lampposts, stoking privacy fears

SINGAPORE In the not too distant future, surveillance cameras sitting atop over 100,000 lampposts in Singapore could help authorities pick out and recognise faces in crowds across the island-state.

06 Apr 2018

Analysis: Southeast Asia's idyllic islands buckle under tourism strain

SINGAPORE/BANGKOK The six-month closure of the Philippine tourism island of Boracay for a revamp after the country's president branded it a "cesspool" reflects the growing pressures on beach resorts across Southeast Asia as visitor numbers surge. | Video

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