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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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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.

25 Oct 2017

Troops and strays, the only signs of life in ruined Marawi

MARAWI CITY, Philippines With vehicles crushed and overturned and buildings reduced to skeletons of mangled steel and rubble, the Philippine city of Marawi resembles the aftermath of a war that lasted years, rather than months.

22 Sep 2017

Islamists lure youngsters in the Philippines with payments, promise of paradise

MARAWI CITY, Philippines When he saw his commander holding the severed head of one of his neighbours, teenage Islamist fighter Jalil knew it was time to escape from Marawi City. | Video

24 Aug 2017

Philippine police say teen was killed before drugs links known

MANILA Philippine police on Thursday told a Senate inquiry that a high school student killed last week by anti-drugs officers had been involved in narcotics, but officers only learned of that the day after they shot him dead.

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