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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

Aug 17 2017

Philippines reports second outbreak of bird flu

MANILA The Philippines has found a second outbreak of bird flu in another province in the main Luzon island, Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Pinol said on Friday, a week after reporting the country's first case of the poultry disease.

Aug 15 2017

Philippines regulator denies Uber's appeal on one-month suspension

MANILA The Philippines' transport regulator on Tuesday denied an appeal by Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] against its order suspending the ride-hailing firm's services for a month in the Southeast Asian nation.

Aug 14 2017

China pressed iron ore traders to halt business even before U.N. sanctions

BEIJING/MANILA China was pressuring its iron ore traders to stop buying the commodity from North Korea even before a United Nations Security Council vote this month to ban the trade as punishment for Pyongyang's missile tests, two traders said.

Aug 11 2017

Philippines reports first avian flu outbreak, to cull 200,000 birds

MANILA The Philippines will cull 200,000 chickens, quails and ducks after confirming the country's first outbreak of bird flu, Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Pinol said on Friday.

Jul 05 2017

Getting scrappy: China iron ore demand may falter as steel recycling grows

MANILA/BEIJING China's supply of steel scrap is surging as aged buildings, bridges and cars produced over decades of rapid economic growth are knocked down, dismantled or crushed.

Jun 21 2017

Philippines says Islamist militants free hostages after day-long drama

MANILA The Philippine military said Islamist militants fled from a primary school in the south on Wednesday, leaving behind 31 hostages unharmed, including 12 children, after a day-long gunbattle with troops.

Jun 14 2017

In reversal of fortune, China's low-value steelmakers beat high-end peers

MANILA/BEIJING Powered by China's infrastructure push, Chinese construction steel producers are seeing their best profits in years, lording it over their high-value counterparts in a setback for Beijing's years-long drive urging steelmakers to move up the value chain.

Jun 08 2017

China May iron ore imports recover from six-month low

BEIJING/MANILA China's iron ore imports rose 5.5 percent in May from a year earlier, recovering from a six-month low in April, as mills in the top steelmaking nation scooped up more raw material as they posted strong profits.

Jun 02 2017

Gunman torches Philippine casino, killing dozens in panic

MANILA A gunman stormed a casino in the Philippine capital on Friday, setting gaming tables alight and killing at least 36 people who mostly suffocated in thick smoke, in an attack claimed by Islamic State but which officials insist was a botched robbery. | Video

Jun 02 2017

Deadly casino attack fuels Philippines security concerns

MANILA Security experts and patrons at a Philippines casino on Friday expressed alarm at the apparent ease with which a lone gunman was able gain entry to the building before opening fire and starting a blaze that killed more than 30 people.

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