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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

Apr 13 2018

Shell asks Indonesia to reconsider new fuel pricing policy

JAKARTA Royal Dutch Shell has asked Indonesia to rethink a policy allowing the government to control domestic fuel pricing, a company official said, an area "fundamental" to its fuel distribution business.

Apr 06 2018

Indonesia peatland swap plan questioned over deforestation risk

JAKARTA An Indonesian plan to curb the commercial use of peatlands, by swapping nearly 1 million hectares of forestry concessions on carbon-rich peat, risks simply displacing environmental destruction to other parts of the archipelago, green groups say.

Mar 29 2018

Indonesian prosecutors seek at least 16 years prison for ex-parliament speaker

JAKARTA Indonesian prosecutors on Thursday sought a jail term of at least 16 years for former parliament speaker Setya Novanto if found guilty in a graft scandal and demanded that he also repay more than $7 million he is suspected of plundering.

Mar 16 2018

Indonesia pushes for Southeast Asian patrols of disputed waters

SYDNEY Indonesia has lobbied Southeast Asian countries to carry out maritime patrols in the disputed South China Sea, claimed in most part by China, to improve security, Defence Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu said on Friday.

Mar 09 2018

Indonesia caps domestic coal price for power stations, could hit miners

JAKARTA Indonesia has capped the price of domestic coal for power stations at $70 per ton for two years, in new rules issued this week, a government spokesman said on Friday.

Mar 02 2018

Indonesia aims to banish toxic waste from lifeline river

MAJALAYA, Indonesia Indonesia's Citarum river burbles past terraced rice paddies and quiet farming villages in the highlands of West Java, as it begins to wind its way hundreds of kilometers toward the sea. | Video

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.

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