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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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In Vietnam, distrust of government's China policy fuels protests

MANILA Protests by thousands of people in cities across Vietnam are showing just how easy it is to unite public opinion and mobilize dissent when an issue has one key ingredient: China.

27 Apr 2018

Flashes of past paradise as Philippines' Boracay empties for makeover

BORACAY, Philippines Volunteers combed near-empty beaches and workers boarded up shops on the island of Boracay on Thursday, as the Philippines' top tourist spot closed for a six-month makeover aimed at rescuing it from ruin. | Video

26 Apr 2018

Flashes of past paradise as Philippines' Boracay empties for makeover

BORACAY, Philippines, April 26 Volunteers combed near-empty beaches and workers boarded up shops on the island of Boracay on Thursday, as the Philippines' top tourist hotspot closed for a six-month makeover aimed at rescuing it from ruin.

25 Apr 2018

Strained by tourism, Philippines' once idyllic Boracay checks in for rehab

BORACAY, Philippines With postcard-perfect views of the Philippines' most treasured island behind them, labourers hammer away at the walls of the Boracay West Cove resort, demolishing them one chunk at a time.

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

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