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Jonathan Barrett

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 04 2017

Australia to probe Facebook, Google over media disruption

SYDNEY Australia's competition regulator said on Monday it would investigate whether U.S. online giants Facebook and Alphabet Inc's Google have disrupted the news media market to the detriment of publishers and consumers.

Nov 27 2017

Queensland result leaves Australian PM closer to edge

SYDNEY The loss of a state election in Queensland has stepped up pressure on Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, who risks losing control of parliament at a by-election next month.

Nov 26 2017

Nationalists facing wipe out in Australian state election

SYDNEY The resurgence of Australian nationalist politics has been halted at a state election in coal-rich Queensland, with Pauline Hanson's One Nation party at risk of being almost completely wiped from the state assembly.

Nov 24 2017

Papua New Guinean police evict asylum-seekers from Australian-run camp, UNHCR decries force used

SYDNEY Papua New Guinean police cleared the remaining asylum-seekers from a shuttered Australian-run detention complex on Friday, ending a three-week protest which started with some 600 people surviving on rain water and smuggled food and supplies. | Video

Nov 23 2017

Papua New Guinea police order protesting asylum seekers out of Australian-run camp

SYDNEY About fifty asylum seekers departed an Australian-run detention camp in Papua New Guinea on Thursday after police moved into the complex, confiscating food, water and personal belongings from the roughly 310 who remained. | Video

Nov 19 2017

Small tsunamis detected in New Caledonia and Vanuatu after magnitude 7 undersea quake

SYDNEY A powerful magnitude 7 undersea earthquake struck east of New Caledonia's Loyalty Islands in the South Pacific on Monday, sending small tsunamis towards New Caledonia and neighboring Vanuatu, where authorities ordered evacuations.

Nov 16 2017

Hanson's 'battler bus' takes the anti-immigrant road in Australia

TOWNSVILLE, Australia It was early morning last Thursday when Pauline Hanson's rented "battler" bus started hissing so loudly the election campaign was halted at a petrol station on a stretch of desolate highway near a remote edge of Australia. | Video

Nov 02 2017

National Australia Bank to slash headcount as profit breaks record

SYDNEY National Australia Bank (NAB) flagged thousands of job cuts as it posted a record annual cash profit of A$6.64 billion ($5.1 billion) on Thursday, underpinned by surging home loan volumes and higher business lending margins.

Oct 25 2017

New Zealand protectionist Winston Peters appointed deputy PM, foreign minister

WELLINGTON Veteran protectionist politician Winston Peters was appointed New Zealand's new deputy prime minister and foreign minister on Wednesday, saying he would seek a greater voice in international affairs, including North Korea.

Oct 24 2017

Incoming New Zealand government to review central bank objectives

WELLINGTON New Zealand's new government plans to review and reform the Central Bank Act to possibly include employment, alongside inflation, as a dual target, Labour Prime Minister-elect Jacinda Ardern said on Tuesday. | Video

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