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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

May 05 2017

Exclusive: China seeks up to 85 percent stake in strategic port in Myanmar

YANGON China is looking to take a stake of up to 85 percent in a strategically important sea port in Myanmar, according to documents reviewed by Reuters, in a move that could heighten tensions over China's growing economic clout in the country.

Apr 07 2017

About 20 wedding guests dead as boat sinks in southwestern Myanmar

YANGON Some 20 people died and about a dozen were missing on Friday after a wooden boat carrying about 60 wedding guests hit a cargo ship and sank in southwestern Myanmar, local officials said, in the third big marine accident in the country in as many years.

Apr 05 2017

China may scrap divisive dam in Myanmar to advance other interests: sources

NAYPYITAW China has shifted its position in a lengthy dispute with Myanmar over the building of a $3.6 billion dam, seven sources said, signaling its willingness to abandon the project in exchange for other economic and strategic opportunities in Myanmar.

Mar 21 2017

Beset by delays, Myanmar-China oil pipeline nears start-up

YANGON/BEIJING Nearly a decade in the making, a project to pump oil 770 km (480 miles) across Myanmar to southwest China is set for imminent start-up, with a supertanker nearing the port of Kyauk Phyu, marking the opening of a new oil trading route.

Mar 08 2017

Thousands flee Myanmar army clashes with insurgents near China border, official says

YANGON Thousands of people have fled clashes between the Myanmar military and ethnic rebels along the border with China, a Chinese official said, as fighting threatened leader Aung San Suu Kyi's top goal of reaching peace with minorities.

Mar 07 2017

H&M factory in Myanmar damaged in violent labor dispute

YANGON Workers demanding better conditions and benefits have destroyed the production line of a Chinese-owned factory making clothes for Swedish fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz, in one of the most violent labor disputes in Myanmar in years.

Feb 21 2017

Exclusive: Myanmar probing police 'cover-up' of deaths of two Rohingya Muslims

YANGON Myanmar's army-controlled home ministry is investigating a cover-up by the country's border force of the deaths in custody of two Rohingya Muslims in troubled Rakhine State, according to a police report reviewed by Reuters and interviews with two senior security officials.

Feb 15 2017

Former Myanmar armyman suspected in killing of lawyer: president's office

YANGON The office of Myanmar's civilian president on Wednesday said a former military officer is suspected to have hired the killer of a prominent lawyer advising Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi's ruling party, in a likely bid to destabilize the country.

Feb 03 2017

Myanmar's probe of lawyer's killing beset by leaks, confusion

YANGON Myanmar's national police chief has taken personal charge of an investigation into the killing of a prominent lawyer and adviser to Aung San Suu Kyi's ruling party, police sources said, after leaks and conflicting comments by officers about its progress.

Feb 03 2017

Myanmar's probe of lawyer's killing beset by leaks, confusion

YANGON Myanmar's national police chief has taken personal charge of an investigation into the killing of a prominent lawyer and adviser to Aung San Suu Kyi's ruling party, police sources said, after leaks and conflicting comments by officers about its progress.

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