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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

Dec 08 2017

Mauritius turns to Saudi fuel cargoes after court bans Indian supplies

PORT LOUIS/NEW DELHI The island-nation of Mauritius has started buying fuel from Saudi Arabia's state-owned oil company Saudi Aramco after a court ordered a ban on Indian fuel supplies because of a dispute between the country and a shipping firm.

Sep 25 2017

Mauritius police search journalists' homes after money laundering story

PORT LOUIS Mauritian police searched the homes of three journalists from L’Express newspaper on Monday, less than a week after the paper published a story leading to the resignation of the country's attorney general.

Sep 25 2017

Mauritius police search journalists' homes after money laundering story

PORT LOUIS, Sept 25 Mauritian police searched the homes of three journalists from L’Express newspaper on Monday, less than a week after the paper published a story leading to the resignation of the country's attorney general.

Aug 28 2017

Mauritius Lux Island Resorts' annual pretax profit jumps 21 pct

PORT LOUIS, Aug 28 Mauritius hotels group Lux Island Resorts reported a 21.1 percent jump in pretax profit for the year ended June, benefiting from a rise in visitors to the island and the sale and lease back of one of its resorts.

Jan 23 2017

New Mauritius PM takes over from father, opponents cry foul

PORT LOUIS The son of the outgoing Mauritius prime minister was appointed as the new premier on Monday, prompting accusations of nepotism and calls for a referendum from opponents.

Jan 21 2017

Mauritius prime minister resigns in favor of his son

PORT LOUIS The 86-year-old prime minister of Mauritius said on Saturday that he would resign on Jan. 23 and hand power to his son, who is the current finance minister.

Sep 01 2016

Mauritius' Lux Island Resorts eyes Asia for growth, profit up 6.4 pct

PORT LOUIS, Sept 1 Mauritius hotels group Lux Island Resorts is targeting Asia for future growth, its CEO said, after the firm reported a 6.4 percent rise in its pre-tax profit for the full-year ended June.

May 30 2016

Mauritius ramps up security after gunshots fired on French embassy

PORT LOUIS Mauritius police said on Monday it had stepped up security after gunshots were fired at the French embassy and a hotel in the capital city.

Mar 14 2016

Mauritius finance minister quits, PM says takes role

PORT LOUIS Mauritius' Finance Minister Seetanah Lutchmeenaraidoo has asked to be relieved of his post and his position will now be taken by the prime minister, the premier told reporters on Monday.

Dec 11 2015

Mauritius says investigating Islamic State video

PORT LOUIS Mauritius is investigating an Islamic State video which purports to show a Mauritian man urging people from the tiny Indian Ocean island to travel to the Middle East and join the Islamist group, a senior official said on Friday.

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