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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

Nov 22 2016

Vietnam abandons plan for first nuclear power plants

HANOI Vietnam's National Assembly voted on Tuesday to abandon plans to build two multi-billion-dollar nuclear power plants with Russia and Japan, after officials cited lower demand forecasts, rising costs and safety concerns.

Nov 18 2016

Japan's nuclear export ambitions hit wall as Vietnam set to rip up reactor order

TOKYO/HANOI Vietnam is poised to abandon plans for Japanese firms to build a multi-billion dollar nuclear power plant, damaging Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's drive to begin exporting reactors after the Fukushima disaster left the industry in deep-freeze at home.

Nov 17 2016

Vietnam, neighbors told to close illegal wildlife markets

HANOI Vietnam and neighboring countries should shut down illegal wildlife markets and step up their fight against the trafficking of rhino horn, ivory and tiger parts, international conservationists said on Thursday. | Video

Nov 17 2016

Vietnam PM backs off from U.S-led TPP, emphasizes independent foreign policy

HANOI Vietnam will shelve ratification of a U.S.-led Pacific trade accord due to political changes ahead in the United States, but wants to maintain good relations with Washington as much as it does all other countries, its prime minister said on Thursday.

Oct 15 2016

Floods kill 11 people in central Vietnam, storm approaching

HANOI Floods in Vietnam's four central provinces have killed at least 11 people and displaced thousands, with a storm in the South China Sea approaching the central coast.

Sep 16 2016

Blow for Obama's TPP as Vietnam parliament defers ratification

HANOI Vietnam will not include ratification of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) on its agenda for its next parliament session, an official said on Friday, adding to uncertainty over the future of U.S. President Barack Obama's signature trade deal.

Sep 06 2016

Vietnamese airlines order 40 Airbus jets worth $6.5 billion

HANOI Vietnamese airlines plan to order 40 Airbus jets in deals worth an estimated $6.5 billion, the European planemaker said on Tuesday, as they expand their fleets for a small but fast-growing market.

Sep 03 2016

India offers $500 million defense credit as Vietnam seeks arms boost

HANOI Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi offered Vietnam a credit line on Saturday of half a billion dollars for defense cooperation, giving a lift to a country rapidly pursing a military deterrent as discord festers in the South China Sea.

Sep 01 2016

Big-drinking Vietnam to wholly divest from its sought after beer assets

HANOI Vietnam's government said it will fully divest from its two biggest breweries and target to raise $2.2 billion over the next 16 months, loosening its tight grip over one of Asia's most sought-after beer markets.

Aug 30 2016

Trade lacklustre ahead of fresh crop arrival

HANOI Trading in Vietnamese coffee was lacklustre this week as buyers waited on the sidelines ahead of the arrival of the country's new crop, which is expected to begin in about two months, traders said on Tuesday.

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