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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

07 Mar 2018

Philippines' Duterte says 'not in a million years' does ICC have right to try him

MANILA Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has said there is no chance of him going on trial at the International Criminal Court (ICC), because "not in a million years" would it have jurisdiction to indict him.

20 Feb 2018

Philippine leader bans news site from covering his events over 'fake news'

MANILA Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has "lost trust" in local news site Rappler and barred it from covering his official events, his spokesman said on Tuesday, in the latest blow for an outlet known for its tough scrutiny of his government.

18 Feb 2018

Threatened and vilified, but Philippine lawyer says he wants "death squad president" in court

MANILA Philippine attorney Jude Sabio says he hasn't been home for a year, steers clear of public events and is forever looking over his shoulder after accusing President Rodrigo Duterte of crimes against humanity.

08 Feb 2018

Hague court opens examination into Philippines drugs war deaths

MANILA International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutors have opened a preliminary examination into Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte's "war on drugs", which has led to the death of thousands since it began in July 2016.

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.


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