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Agustinus Beo Da Costa

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 07 2018

Indonesian shaman accused of keeping girl as sex slave for 15 years

JAKARTA An elderly village witch doctor in Indonesia entrapped a 12-year-old girl and tricked her into having sex with him for the next 15 years by claiming to be possessed by the "jin", or spirit, of a young boy, police said on Tuesday.

Aug 05 2018

Indonesia lobbies U.S. to maintain special tariff treatment

JAKARTA Indonesia lobbied visiting U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to keep the Southeast Asian nation on a list of countries that receive preferential trade terms, its foreign and trade ministers said on Sunday.

Jul 30 2018

After Indonesian earthquake terror, hundreds trek down from volcano

JAKARTA Nearly 700 trekkers headed down Mount Rinjani on Indonesia's tourist island of Lombok on Monday, a day after a powerful earthquake of magnitude 6.4 terrified the climbers as boulders tumbled down the slopes of the volcano. | Video

Jun 28 2018

Indonesia plans crackdown on condemned cleric's militant network

JAKARTA Indonesia's counter-terrorism police plan to arrest more than 100 suspected militants in a bid to prevent retaliatory attacks after a radical cleric linked to Islamic State was sentenced to death, the country's police chief said on Thursday.

Jun 27 2018

Indonesian election season is a gauge of rise of political Islam

JAKARTA About 100 residents of a gritty commercial district of Indonesia's capital listen intently as a man roars into a microphone: "Are you ready to change our president? Are you ready for new leadership?"

Jun 22 2018

Indonesia hands death sentence to Islamic State-linked cleric for militant attacks

JAKARTA An Indonesian court on Friday sentenced to death a cleric linked to Islamic State, for masterminding from his jail cell a string of deadly militant attacks across the world's largest Muslim-majority country.

Jun 03 2018

Indonesian police raid university over suspected plot to attack assemblies

JAKARTA Indonesian anti-terrorism police have detained a former student and are questioning two others after a raid on a university campus in Pekanbaru, on Sumatra island, where crude bombs and other explosive material were seized, police said.

May 30 2018

Indonesia, India plan to develop strategic Indian Ocean port

JAKARTA Indonesia and India pledged on Wednesday to step up defense and maritime cooperation, with plans to develop a strategic Indonesian naval port in the Indian Ocean, the leaders of the two countries said after meeting in Jakarta.

May 30 2018

Indonesia, India to develop strategic Indian Ocean port

JAKARTA, May 30 Indonesia and India pledged on Wednesday to step up defence and maritime cooperation, with plans to develop a strategic Indonesian naval port in the Indian Ocean, the leaders of the two countries said after meeting in Jakarta.

May 09 2018

Islamist prisoners kill five Indonesian counter-terrorism police

DEPOK, Indonesia Islamist militant prisoners have killed five members of an elite Indonesian counter-terrorism force at a high-security jail and were holding one of them hostage on Wednesday, police said.

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