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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

08 Feb 2018

Earthquake-hit Taiwan city still on edge as rescuers hunt survivors

HUALIEN, Taiwan Scores of aftershocks hampered rescue efforts on Thursday as emergency personnel combed through collapsed buildings in search of survivors after a powerful earthquake killed at least 10 people near Taiwan's tourist city of Hualien. | Video

02 Feb 2018

Reuters reporters arrested under Myanmar Secrets Act denied bail

YANGON A court in Myanmar declined to grant bail on Thursday for two Reuters journalists accused of violating the country's Official Secrets Act, although their defence lawyer said information in documents at the centre of the case was publicly available. | Video

31 Jan 2018

Myanmar to double electricity capacity by 2021 to fill power shortages

YANGON, Jan 31 Myanmar is planning to double its electric power capacity by 2021 by building natural gas-fired power plants, two senior officials told Reuters on Wednesday, in an ambitious move to tackle chronic power shortages in the energy-starved country.

26 Jan 2018

Richardson denies being asked to leave Myanmar advisory panel on Rohingya crisis

YANGON Veteran U.S. diplomat Bill Richardson denied he was asked by Myanmar's government to step down from an international advisory board on the Rohingya crisis, his spokesman said on Friday. | Video

11 Dec 2017

Exclusive: Myanmar to delay law that would have allowed more foreign investment

YANGON Myanmar will delay a long-awaited reform that would open the door further to foreign investment, two officials told Reuters, a move likely to disappoint cash-starved businesses amid growing doubts over the management of the economy by the country's leader, Aung San Suu Kyi.

05 Dec 2017

Myanmar banks cheer central bank's compromise on loan deadline

YANGON, Dec 5 Private banks have welcomed a move by Myanmar's central bank to allow them more time to clear most of their loan books, giving breathing space to lenders who had warned of a cliff-edge scenario that could have destabilised the financial system.

30 Nov 2017

Pope heads for Bangladesh after diplomatic balancing act in Myanmar

YANGON Pope Francis flew to Bangladesh on Thursday after a visit to Myanmar where he made no direct reference to the plight of Muslim Rohingya people to avoid a diplomatic incident with a Buddhist-majority country some have accused of ethnic cleansing. | Video

29 Nov 2017

Vatican defends pope's avoidance of term "Rohingya" in Myanmar

YANGON The Vatican on Wednesday defended Pope Francis's decision not to use the word "Rohingya" in public during his visit to Myanmar, saying his moral authority was unblemished and that his mere presence drew attention to the refugee crisis. | Video

28 Nov 2017

Pope urges respect for human rights in Myanmar, avoids 'Rohingya' row

NAYPYITAW Pope Francis on Tuesday urged the leaders of majority-Buddhist Myanmar, mired in a crisis over the fate of Muslim Rohingya people, to commit themselves to justice, human rights and respect for "each ethnic group and its identity". | Video

27 Nov 2017

Pope meets Myanmar's military chief in shadow of Rohingya crisis

YANGON Pope Francis held talks on Monday with Myanmar's military chief at the start of a delicate visit to a majority-Buddhist country that the United States has accused of "ethnic cleansing" against its Muslim Rohingya people. | Video


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