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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

Jun 04 2018

Vietnam sets out green ambitions with bold targets for solar, rare earth

HANOI Vietnam plans to more than triple the amount of electricity it produces from renewable sources and push for a 26 percent increase in household solar energy usage by 2030, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc told Reuters in an interview.

May 30 2018

Vietnam court upholds key decision in landmark 'Super Swindler' fraud case

HANOI A court has upheld a key judgment in Vietnam's biggest-ever fraud case, spotlighting the country's ability to tackle financial crime at a time when foreign banks are heeding government calls to invest.

May 29 2018

Vietnam set to make key ruling on country's biggest-ever fraud case

HANOI A Vietnamese court is set to make a key ruling in the country's biggest-ever fraud case, in a trial that has spotlighted Vietnam's ability to tackle financial crime at a time when foreign banks are heeding government calls to invest.

May 24 2018

U.S. raises concerns about Vietnam's proposed cybersecurity law

HANOI The United States has raised concerns with Vietnam about its proposed cybersecurity law, the U.S. Embassy said on Thursday, amid activists' fears the new legislation will cause economic harm and crackdown on online dissent in the communist-ruled country.

May 23 2018

Drilling down: Risky hunt for oil in Vietnam's South China Sea blocks

HANOI/HONG KONG Some oil blocks off Vietnam's sprawling coastline fall within an area of the South China Sea demarcated by China's "nine-dash line", the basis for Beijing's controversial claims to most of the resource-rich waterway.

May 17 2018

As Rosneft's Vietnam unit drills in disputed area of South China Sea, Beijing issues warning

HANOI Rosneft Vietnam BV, a unit of Russian state oil firm Rosneft, is concerned that its recent drilling in an area of the South China Sea that is claimed by China could upset Beijing, two sources with direct knowledge of the situation told Reuters on Wednesday.

May 07 2018

Vietnamese ex-oil executive withdraws from appeal trial

HANOI A Vietnamese state oil executive who Germany says was kidnapped from a Berlin park in scenes reminiscent of the Cold War has withdrawn an appeal against a Hanoi court's decision to imprison him for life, his lawyer told Reuters on Monday.

Apr 20 2018

'No job, no money' - Life in Vietnam for immigrants deported by U.S.

HO CHI MINH CITY It wasn't until Pham Chi Cuong saw the plane waiting to deport him from the United States that it sunk in that he was about to be sent back to Vietnam, the country he fled in 1990. | Video

Apr 19 2018

'No job, no money': Life in Vietnam for immigrants deported by U.S.

HO CHI MINH CITY It wasn't until Pham Chi Cuong saw the plane waiting to deport him from the United States that it sunk in that he was about to be sent back to Vietnam, the country he fled in 1990.

Apr 12 2018

U.S. seeks to deport thousands of Vietnamese protected by treaty: former ambassador

HO CHI MINH CITY The United States is seeking to send thousands of immigrants from Vietnam back to the communist-ruled country despite a bilateral agreement that should protect most from deportation, according to Washington's former ambassador to Hanoi.

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