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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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02 Aug 2018

Southeast Asia seek cybersecurity deal with Russia after series of hacks

SINGAPORE/MANILA Southeast Asian nations hope to strike a joint agreement on cybersecurity in coming days with Russia, accused by the United States of meddling in its elections, after a series of high-profile hacks in the region.

02 Aug 2018

Southeast Asia seeks Russia cybersecurity pact, South China Sea code of conduct

SINGAPORE/MANILA Southeast Asian nations hope to strike a cybersecurity agreement soon with Russia, which the United States has accused of election meddling, after a series of high-profile hacks in the region, according to a draft document seen on Thursday.

31 Jul 2018

Islamic State claims southern Philippine blast that killed 11

MANILA A bomb exploded in a van in the restive southern Philippines on Tuesday, killing 11 people at a military checkpoint in what militant group Islamic State called a suicide attack for which it claimed responsibility.

26 Jul 2018

Philippine leader approves autonomy law for troubled Muslim region

MANILA Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday approved a long-awaited law to allow minority Muslims in the south to start moving towards self-rule by 2022, a bid to tackle extremism and defuse a half-century of separatist conflict.

23 Jul 2018

Duterte ally and ex-Philippine president Arroyo gets house speaker job

MANILA Former Philippine leader Gloria Macapagal Arroyo was elected speaker of the lower house of Congress on Monday, following a dramatic move by lawmakers to replace a loyalist of President Rodrigo Duterte with one of his most influential allies.

18 Jul 2018

Exclusive: Philippines could breach U.S. sanctions if Russia arms deal proceeds

MANILA The Philippines is at risk of breaching sanctions imposed by the United States if it proceeds with the purchase of grenade launchers from a blacklisted Russian firm, a deal that could test its longtime security alliance with Washington.

21 May 2018

Philippines takes 'appropriate action' over Chinese bombers in disputed South China Sea

MANILA The Philippines expressed "serious concerns" over the presence of China's strategic bombers in the disputed South China Sea and its foreign ministry has taken "appropriate diplomatic action", the spokesman of President Rodrigo Duterte said on Monday.

11 May 2018

Philippine Supreme Court removes Duterte 'enemy' judge

MANILA The Philippine Supreme Court voted on Friday to remove its top judge, whom President Rodrigo Duterte called an "enemy" for voting against controversial government proposals, citing violations in the way she was appointed. | Video

26 Apr 2018

Philippines expresses 'great displeasure' as abuse row with Kuwait deepens

MANILA A dispute between Kuwait and the Philippines over reports of abuse of Philippine workers took a turn for the worse on Thursday with the Philippines expressing "great displeasure" about Kuwait's expulsion of its ambassador.

24 Apr 2018

Indonesia investigates reports top Islamic State commander killed

JAKARTA/MANILA Indonesia is investigating reports from Islamic State supporters that the most senior Southeast Asian commander of the militant group was killed by U.S. air strikes in eastern Syria last week, counter-terrorism officials said.

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