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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

Feb 23 2018

Indonesia president says toxic river should be clean enough to drink within seven years

JAKARTA Indonesia's president on Thursday said water from the Citarum River should be made drinkable within seven years under a new cleanup project for the Java island river often ranked among the world's most polluted.

Feb 22 2018

Indonesia president says toxic river should be clean enough to drink

JAKARTA, Feb 22 Indonesia's president on Thursday said water from the Citarum River should be made drinkable within seven years under a new cleanup project for the Java island river often ranked among the world's most polluted.

Feb 15 2018

Freeport, Amman awaiting green light on 2018 Indonesia copper exports

JAKARTA The Indonesian unit of Freeport-McMoRan Inc and fellow copper miner Amman Mineral Nusa Tenggara (AMNT) are waiting for last-minute mining ministry approvals to their applications to extend copper concentrate exports, company officials said.

Feb 12 2018

Less headwinds for renewables now says Indonesia pioneer

JAKARTA The developer of Indonesia's first commercial-scale wind farm says conditions for renewable energy investors are better now than ever before, but more work is still needed for the country to achieve its wind energy targets.

Jan 15 2018

Scores injured as Indonesia stock exchange building lobby floor collapses

JAKARTA A mezzanine floor overlooking the main lobby of the Indonesian Stock Exchange building collapsed on Monday, injuring scores of people, many of them students, under slabs of concrete and other debris. | Video

Dec 05 2017

Indonesia plan to buy Rio copper stake could be win-win

JAKARTA Indonesia said on Tuesday it plans to acquire Rio Tinto's stake in the Grasberg copper mine operated by Freeport-McMoRan Inc, potentially solving a drawn-out problem for all three parties.

Nov 26 2017

Speaker's arrest puts Indonesia parliament in graft spotlight, again

JAKARTA Implicated in five corruption scandals since the 1990s but never convicted, the speaker of Indonesia's parliament Setya Novanto is a political survivor.

Nov 24 2017

Indonesia has 'no clear structure' for a Freeport deal yet

JAKARTA Indonesia's Ministry of State-Owned Enterprises, tipped to oversee an acquisition of a majority stake in the local unit of Freeport-McMoRan Inc, has "no clear structure" yet for the deal, a ministry official said on Friday.

Nov 20 2017

Indonesia parliament speaker taken into custody by anti-graft agency

JAKARTA Indonesia's parliament speaker, Setya Novanto, has been taken into custody by the anti-corruption agency after being arrested over his alleged role in causing state losses of $170 million linked to a national electronic identity card scheme.

Nov 17 2017

Indonesia evacuates villagers after shootings near Freeport copper mine

JAKARTA/TIMIKA, Indonesia Indonesia on Friday began evacuating villages that authorities said had been occupied by armed separatists after a string of shootings near a huge copper mine operated by Freeport McMoRan Inc.

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