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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 19 2018

Trade war could have 'big, negative impact' on Singapore - PM Lee

SINGAPORE Singapore is very vulnerable to an escalation of a trade dispute between the world's two major economies, the United States and China, the city-state's prime minister said in an opinion piece published by the Washington Post.

Apr 19 2018

Trade war could have 'big, negative impact' on Singapore: PM Lee

SINGAPORE Singapore is very vulnerable to an escalation of a trade dispute between the world's two major economies, the United States and China, the city-state's prime minister said in an opinion piece published by the Washington Post.

Apr 13 2018

Singapore to test facial recognition on lampposts, stoking privacy fears

SINGAPORE In the not too distant future, surveillance cameras sitting atop over 100,000 lampposts in Singapore could help authorities pick out and recognize faces in crowds across the island-state.

Apr 06 2018

Southeast Asia's idyllic islands buckle under tourism strain

SINGAPORE/BANGKOK The six-month closure of the Philippine tourism island of Boracay for a revamp after the country's president branded it a "cesspool" reflects the growing pressures on beach resorts across Southeast Asia as visitor numbers surge.

Apr 05 2018

Singapore police say plane threat a hoax, passenger arrested

SINGAPORE Two Singapore fighter jets escorted a civilian plane bound for Thailand safely back to the city-state on Thursday after a bomb threat by a passenger that police said was a hoax.

Mar 28 2018

Singapore lowers bar for proposed dual-class share listings

SINGAPORE Singapore stock exchange plans to allow firms with an expected market capitalization of S$300 million ($229 million) to list with dual-class shares, versus an earlier proposed minimum of S$500 million, a move that could give the city-state an edge over rival Hong Kong.

Mar 26 2018

Singapore pharma on recovery path after worst output in decades

SINGAPORE Singapore's pharmaceuticals business, among the pillars of the city-state's manufacturing sector, is set to return to strength this year as big global drugmakers ramp up output and advance automation at their production sites across the country.

Mar 14 2018

Singapore investigating firms accused of selling luxury goods to North Korea

SINGAPORE Singapore said on Wednesday it was investigating two local companies accused of supplying luxury goods to North Korea in violation of U.N. sanctions.

Feb 27 2018

Singapore seeks to bar communications from terror attack sites

SINGAPORE Singapore on Tuesday proposed a new law to prevent people at terror attack sites from taking photographs or videos or communicating about police operations, a measure security experts say would be among the first of its kind worldwide.

Feb 26 2018

Singapore PM says will reshuffle cabinet to support his successor

SINGAPORE Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Tuesday he will reshuffle his cabinet once parliament enters a mid-term break in coming months to give more responsibility to the next generation of leaders who will support his eventual successor.

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