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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.

17 Jan 2018

Philippines' Duterte blasts news site Rappler, but denies stifling media

MANILA Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte denied on Tuesday influencing a regulator's decision to revoke the license of a news website known for challenging his government, but lashed out strongly at what he called a "fake news outlet". | Video

13 Dec 2017

Philippine Congress gives Duterte green light to extend martial law in south

MANILA Philippine lawmakers on Wednesday overwhelmingly backed President Rodrigo Duterte's plan to extend martial law for all of next year in Mindanao, an island he called a "flashpoint for trouble" and atrocities by Islamist and communist rebels.

15 Nov 2017

Philippines' Duterte lauds China's help at 'crucial moment' in Marawi battle

MANILA Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday heaped praise on visiting Chinese Premier Li Keqiang for what he said was China's "critical" role in expediting the end of a five-month war with Islamist insurgents in a Philippine town.

14 Nov 2017

U.S., Philippines ties back on track as Trump, Duterte make up and bond

MANILA Mutual praise, warm handshakes and even an impromptu love song at a lavish dinner suggest U.S. President Donald Trump and Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte want a fresh start after the biggest breakdown in U.S.-Philippine ties in years.

11 Nov 2017

Ahead of Trump's visit to Philippines, a big thumbs up from U.S. veterans

SUBIC, Philippines U.S. President Donald Trump is no stranger to controversy and he has often come in for sharp criticism both at home and overseas, but in the town of Subic in the Philippines, he's a hero.

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.

29 Oct 2017

Losses, looting as Philippine war's fortunate few return home

MARAWI CITY, Philippines Khaliluddin Ismail returned home on Sunday after five months of war in the southern Philippines to find his house ransacked. But he's still smiling.

28 Oct 2017

Exclusive: Koran, boots and scarves all that remain in Philippine rebel leader's lair

MARAWI CITY, Philippines Prayer mats, chequered scarves, black fatigues, and bullet-ridden walls mark the hideout where the "emir" of Islamic State in Southeast Asia spent months preparing the most brazen and devastating militant attack in the region.

27 Oct 2017

Copies of Koran, boots and scarves all that remain in Philippine rebel leader's lair

MARAWI CITY, Philippines Prayer mats, chequered scarves, black fatigues, and bullet-ridden walls mark the hideout where the "emir" of Islamic State in Southeast Asia spent months preparing the most brazen and devastating militant attack in the region.

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