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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

Mar 08 2018

Australia probes company tied to illicit North Korea coal sale - U.N.

UNITED NATIONS/SYDNEY Australian authorities are investigating a Sydney-based property company accused of breaching United Nations sanctions on North Korea by brokering an illicit sale of coal, according to a confidential U.N. report seen by Reuters.

Mar 05 2018

Vatican treasurer faces Australian court for hearing on sex offence charges

MELBOURNE Lawyers for Vatican treasurer Cardinal George Pell asked an Australian court on Monday to allow a support person to sit with him through a four-week pre-trial hearing into charges of historical sexual offences because of his age and ill health.

Mar 04 2018

Poll shows Australian leader's popularity slides over sex scandal

SYDNEY Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's personal popularity has slumped to a level seen only once before, a widely watched poll showed on Monday, hit by criticism for his handling of an affair between his former deputy and a staffer.

Feb 27 2018

Virgin Australia scraps plans to go private, raising questions of stakeholder sale

SYDNEY Virgin Australia Holdings Ltd , Australia's second biggest airline, scrapped plans to potentially go private on Wednesday, sparking concerns that a major Chinese shareholder, HNA Tourism, may be about to exit, and leading to a sharp fall in its share price.

Feb 26 2018

Amazon takes on delivery challenge for Australian merchants

SYDNEY/SAN FRANCISCO Amazon.com Inc began selling its in-house delivery service to third-party vendors in Australia on Tuesday, taking on a major logistical challenge in the continent that invented the expression "tyranny of distance".

Feb 26 2018

Australia media firms join fight against Rebel Wilson's record $3.6 million defamation payout

SYDNEY Australian media companies on Monday sought to join German magazine publisher Bauer Media in fighting a record A$4.56 million ($3.6 million) defamation payout to Hollywood actress Rebel Wilson, arguing it set a dangerous precedent.

Feb 21 2018

Australia's Wesfarmers sees signs of grocery recovery as H1 profit slumps

SYDNEY Australian retail giant Wesfarmers Ltd said it saw signs of a recovery in its core grocery business after a price war with rival Woolworths Ltd, sending its shares sharply higher despite an 87 percent slump in first-half profit.

Feb 20 2018

Australia's deputy PM loses support of state branch amid sex scandal

SYDNEY A state branch of the Australian National Party has pulled its support for Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce because of his extramarital affair, its leader said on Tuesday, opening a new rift in the ruling coalition.

Feb 07 2018

Australia gives regulator sweeping powers over bank bosses' pay

SYDNEY Australia has given its financial regulator sweeping powers to cap bank bosses' pays, delay their bonuses and even ban them from the industry if found guilty of non-compliance, as it scrambles to restore trust in the scandal-hit sector.

Feb 06 2018

Australia's financial regulator has failed to drive competition - government body

SYDNEY, Feb 7 Australia's financial regulator has failed to stimulate competition in the country's finance sector, creating an environment that promotes record profits over the interests of customers, the government's chief economic advisory body said.


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