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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 18 2018

In Shanghai, Australian minister sees limits to tackling irritants in ties

SHANGHAI/SYDNEY Australia's trade minister said on Friday there was "limited scope" to resolve irritants in ties with major trading partner China, including customs delays for an Australian wine maker, during his visit to Shanghai this week.

May 17 2018

Australia-China rift spills into customs delays for Treasury Wine exports

SYDNEY Australia's Treasury Wine Estates Ltd, the world's biggest listed winemaker, said it faced delays getting some products through Chinese customs, sending its shares tumbling amid fears it may be affected by a diplomatic dispute.

May 16 2018

Australia toughens welfare standards for live animal exports after death of 2,400 sheep

SYDNEY Australia will require ships carrying live cattle and sheep exports to have an independent observer to ensure welfare standards, after 2,400 sheep died from heat stress, sparking calls for a ban on the A$1.3 billion industry ($977.47 million).

May 16 2018

Australia's trade minister says China ties a priority after recent 'differences'

SYDNEY Australia's trade minister will use a visit to China this week to reinforce ties with his country's largest trading partner, he said on Wednesday, following a recent souring in relations.

May 15 2018

Australia looking into claim Google harvests data while consumers pay

SYDNEY Google is under investigation in Australia following claims that it collects data from millions of Android smartphone users, who unwittingly pay their telecom service providers for gigabytes consumed by the activity, regulators said on Tuesday.

May 15 2018

Australia probes claim Google harvests data, consumers pay

SYDNEY, May 15 Google is under investigation in Australia following claims that it collects data from millions of Android smartphones users, who unwittingly pay their telecom service providers for gigabytes consumed during the harvesting, regulators said on Tuesday.

May 14 2018

Australia government trails opposition after voter-friendly budget: polls

SYDNEY Australia's center-right government trailed the opposition in two opinion polls released on Monday, suggesting that last week's voter-friendly budget had not delivered a much-needed boost for the ruling coalition, an analyst said.

May 12 2018

Australian police find seven dead in rural town, guns seized

SYDNEY Australian police found seven dead people on Friday, including four children, in a rural town in the Margaret River wine-growing region, and said guns were involved in the killings. | Video

May 08 2018

Australia to use aid funds to build internet connections for two Pacific nations

CANBERRA, May 8Australia will use a significant portion of its annual Pacific aid budget unveiled on Tuesday to build high-speed internet cables for Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands, amid fears about China's growing influence in the region.    

May 08 2018

Australia to spend A$300 million to upgrade airport security amid heightened terror fears

SYDNEY Australia announced plans in its annual budget on Tuesday to spend nearly A$300 million to upgrade airport security amid heightened fears of lone wolf terror attacks.

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