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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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Sep 12 2017

Under EU attack, top palm oil producers rethink trade strategy

By Bernadette Christina Munthe, Fransiska Nangoy and Emily Chow

Aug 16 2017

Deaths rise among Indonesian drug dealers amid fears of Philippines-style campaign

JAKARTA The number of suspected drug dealers killed by Indonesian police has more than tripled so far this year from the whole of 2016, activists said on Wednesday, raising concerns the country may be headed towards a bloody Philippines-style war on narcotics.

Aug 16 2017

Indonesia president pledges to tackle extremism, wealth distribution

JAKARTA Indonesia's president said on Wednesday that the world's most populous Muslim-majority country needed to pull together to meet the threat of extremism and safeguard a constitution that enshrines religious freedom and diversity.

Aug 02 2017

Indonesia detains rice company official for alleged false labelling

JAKARTA Indonesian police have detained the chief executive of rice company PT Indo Beras Unggul (IBU), over allegations of false product labelling, police said on Wednesday, as the government moves to rein in prices of the staple.

Aug 02 2017

Indonesia detains rice company official for alleged false labelling

JAKARTA, Aug 2 Indonesian police have detained the chief executive of rice company PT Indo Beras Unggul (IBU), over allegations of false product labelling, police said on Wednesday, as the government moves to rein in prices of the staple.

Jul 25 2017

Indonesia palm oil output, exports likely fell in June: Reuters survey

JAKARTA Indonesia's crude palm oil output and exports likely declined in June as Ramadan celebrations in the Muslim majority country curtailed palm harvesting and processing, a Reuters survey showed.

Jul 14 2017

Asserting sovereignty, Indonesia renames part of South China Sea

JAKARTA Indonesia renamed the northern reaches of its exclusive economic zone in the South China Sea as the North Natuna Sea on Friday, the latest act of resistance by Southeast Asian nations to China's territorial ambitions in the maritime region.

Jul 12 2017

Indonesia unlikely to need imported LNG until 2020 as output to rise

JAKARTA Indonesia is unlikely to need to import liquefied natural gas (LNG) until at least 2020 due to robust gas production at home, a senior government official said on Wednesday, even as the government has pushed increased domestic gas consumption.

Jul 12 2017

Indonesia finance minister says to tackle tax avoidance by MNCs

JAKARTA Indonesia will sharply lift its tax collection and work with other nations to develop new rules to tackle the "aggressive" tax planning by multinational corporations, the Southeast Asian country's finance minister said on Wednesday.

Jun 19 2017

Indonesia says not worried about slumping rubber prices

JAKARTA, June 19 Indonesia is not worried about a recent slump in prices for rubber as market fundamentals remain strong, the industry body in the world's No.2 producer of the commodity said on Monday.

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