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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

Dec 14 2017

Indonesia court rejects petition to bar consensual sex outside marriage

JAKARTA Indonesia's constitutional court on Thursday narrowly rejected a petition by a conservative group to make extramarital sex illegal, but rights activists braced for a renewal of the battle in parliament and other state institutions. | Video

Dec 14 2017

Indonesia corruption court indicts ex-parliament speaker after delays

JAKARTA Indonesian prosecutors charged a former parliament speaker Setya Novanto on Wednesday in connection with a $170 million graft scandal after he held up proceedings for hours at the opening of his trial, saying he was ill.

Dec 13 2017

Indonesia corruption court indicts ex-parliament speaker after delays

JAKARTA Indonesian prosecutors charged a former parliament speaker on Wednesday in connection with a $170 million graft scandal after he held up proceedings for hours at the opening of his trial, saying he was ill.

Dec 11 2017

Indonesian parliament speaker quits amid graft investigation

JAKARTA The speaker of Indonesia's parliament, who is being investigated for his suspected involvement in a $170 million graft scandal, has tendered his resignation, two members of the assembly said on Monday.

Nov 15 2017

Indonesian police officer killed in shooting near Freeport mine

JAKARTA/TIMIKA, Indonesia An Indonesian police officer was killed and a second wounded on Wednesday, after both were shot in the back in an area near Freeport-McMoRan Inc's giant Grasberg copper mine in the eastern province of Papua, police said.

Nov 15 2017

Indonesia group pinpoints suspected mass graves from 1965 massacres

JAKARTA The head of an Indonesian group representing victims of the mass killings of alleged communists in the mid-1960s said he had pinpointed 16 suspected mass grave sites in central Java that could contain about 5,000 bodies.

Nov 10 2017

Indonesia warns of tough response after Papuan rebels threaten Freeport

JAKARTA Indonesia's military said on Friday it was prepared to take tough measures against rebels who have threatened to "destroy" the mining operations of Freeport-McMoRan Inc in the eastern province of Papua in their independence struggle.

Nov 10 2017

Indonesia's army plans tough response to separatists threatening mine

JAKARTA, Nov 10 Indonesia's military is ready to take tough measures, if needed, to combat separatists who, it said, were holding civilian hostages in villages in the eastern province of Papua, but will pursue dialogue first.

Nov 09 2017

Armed separatists occupy villages near Freeport's Indonesia mine

JAKARTA/TIMIKA, Indonesia Armed separatists have occupied five villages in Indonesia's Papua province, threatening to disrupt Freeport-McMoRan Inc's giant Grasberg copper mine, which has already been hit this year by labor unrest and a dispute over operating rights.

Nov 09 2017

Separatist violence threatens to disrupt Freeport's Indonesia mine

JAKARTA/TIMIKA, Indonesia, Nov 9 Armed separatists have occupied five villages in Indonesia's Papua province, threatening to disrupt Freeport-McMoRan Inc's giant Grasberg copper mine, which has already been hit this year by labour unrest and a dispute over operating rights.

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