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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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17 Jan 2018

Philippines orders further probes into news site that angered Duterte

MANILA The Philippines' justice department ordered investigations on Wednesday into possible criminal liability of Rappler, a news site known for challenging the government that has been dubbed a "fake news outlet" by the country's controversial president.

25 Dec 2017

Vietnam braces for typhoon as Philippine toll rises to 230 dead

HANOI/MANILA Authorities in Vietnam prepared to move a million people from low-lying areas along the south coast on Monday as a typhoon approached after it battered the Philippines with floods and landslides that killed more than 230 people. | Video

24 Dec 2017

Rescuers search for Philippine storm victims as toll rises to 200

MANILA Rescuers in the Philippines searched on Sunday for survivors of a storm that triggered floods and landslides and killed about 200 people, left scores missing and thousands homeless, most of whom apparently ignored warnings to move to safety.

24 Dec 2017

More than 100 dead in Philippine mudslides, flooding: officials

MANILA A tropical storm in the southern Philippines triggered mudslides and flash floods that killed more than 100 people, while dozens are missing, police and disaster officials said on Saturday. | Video

13 Nov 2017

Human rights skirted at Asia summit as Trump rounds off tour

MANILA Leaders of Asian nations meeting in Manila on Monday skirted around the mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims triggered by Myanmar's military crackdown, disappointing human rights groups who were hoping for a tough stand on the humanitarian crisis.

13 Nov 2017

Southeast Asia not taking South China Sea thaw for granted - summit draft

MANILA Southeast Asian nations will not take a relative calm in the dispute over the South China Sea for granted, according to a draft of a statement to be issued during a summit meeting in Manila on Monday.

10 Nov 2017

Philippine militants sought July deal to end Marawi conflict, intermediaries say

MANILA Islamic State-inspired militants who battled troops in a southern Philippine city for 154 days sought a way out two months into the fierce conflict, but the government ignored their proposal, a separatist negotiator and a minister said.

08 Nov 2017

Philippines to ask China to clarify its intentions in disputed sea

MANILA Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, in an apparent policy shift, said on Wednesday he planned to ask China to make clear its intentions in the disputed South China Sea during Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meetings in Vietnam.

08 Nov 2017

China, Philippines to draft protocol to avoid maritime 'miscalculations'

MANILA, Nov 8 China and the Philippines will negotiate a military protocol to avoid maritime "miscalculations", Manila's defence minister said on Wednesday, following a brief standoff near a Philippine-occupied island in a disputed part of the South China Sea.

06 Nov 2017

Philippines hunts for possible new Islamic State 'emir' in South East Asia

MANILA Philippine authorities were on the lookout on Monday for a Malaysian who could be the new leader of pro-Islamic State groups in Southeast Asia, security chiefs said, following the deaths of several high-profile regional extremists.

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