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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

23 May 2018

A year after extremist siege, Philippine families seek closure

MARAWI CITY, Philippines Mahid Radia's last glimpse of his parents was when he and his children were fleeing their home amid gunfire, explosions and the howl of airplanes bombing the dens of extremists who had taken over Marawi, the Philippines' only Islamic city.

18 May 2018

Asia oil bill to top $1 trillion a year as crude hits $80

By Henning Gloystein, Rajendra Jadhav and Neil Jerome Morales

17 May 2018

Asia oil thirst tab $1 trillion a year as crude rises to $80

By Henning Gloystein, Rajendra Jadhav and Neil Jerome Morales

03 May 2018

ADB chief sees boon for Asia in AIIB collaboration, not competition

MANILA The Asian Development Bank wants to collaborate with the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) to meet the region's growing investment needs and does not see the emerging China-led lender as a rival, the ADB president said on Thursday.

30 Apr 2018

Detractors deride Duterte for asking Filipinos to leave Kuwait

MANILA A Philippine labour group and a senator accused President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday of gambling with the livelihoods of tens of thousands of Filipinos in Kuwait, after he asked them to come home amid a diplomatic dispute over reported labour abuse.

25 Apr 2018

Philippines to allow cryptocurrency operators in economic zone

MANILA The Philippines will allow 10 blockchain and virtual currency companies to operate in an economic zone to take advantage of tax perks while generating employment, a government official said on Wednesday.

06 Apr 2018

Airlines cut back flights as Philippine holiday hotspot braces for closure

MANILA A decision by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to shut the holiday hotspot of Boracay, which he has called a "cesspool", prompted airlines to cut flights on Thursday, as hotels prepared for cancellations and businesses appeared resigned to a move the government said was non-negotiable. | Video

03 Apr 2018

Philippines, Malaysia put Uber-Grab deal under anti-competition scrutiny

MANILA/KUALA LUMPUR The Philippines and Malaysia said on Monday they will look into whether Uber Technologies' move to sell its Southeast Asian business to ride-hailing rival Grab hinders competition, days after Singapore began a probe into the deal on similar concerns.

17 Mar 2018

Small plane crashes outside Philippine capital, killing 10

MANILA Ten people died when a small plane crashed into a house north of the Philippine capital on Saturday, aviation and police officials said.

14 Mar 2018

Duterte to withdraw Philippines from ICC after "outrageous attacks"

MANILA The Philippines said on Wednesday it is withdrawing from the International Criminal Court (ICC) due to what President Rodrigo Duterte called "outrageous" attacks by U.N. officials and violations of due process by the ICC.

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