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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 11 2018

Vegoils: Malaysian palm oil extends losses, hits one-month low

JAKARTA Malaysian palm oil futures extended a downward trend, closing 0.3 percent lower on Monday as weak demand weighed on prices.

May 17 2018

Indonesia suicide bomber mum 'chatted to neighbors about schools, swapped recipes'

SURABAYA, Indonesia The mother of an Indonesian family of six who launched suicide bomb attacks on three churches chatted to neighbors about schooling and swapped recipes, leading what appeared to be a regular middle-class life and eluding counter-terrorism forces.

May 15 2018

Indonesian children who joined suicide attacks kept isolated by parents

SURABAYA, Indonesia The parents of Indonesian children and young adults who took part in deadly suicide bombings in Surabaya had isolated them within a tightly knit circle of militant Islamists, police said on Tuesday.

May 14 2018

Militant family uses child in suicide bomb attack on Indonesian police

SURABAYA, Indonesia A family of Islamist militants in Indonesia carried an eight-year-old into a suicide bomb attack against police in Surabaya on Monday, a day after another militant family killed 13 people in suicide attacks on three churches in the same city. | Video

May 13 2018

Family of IS-inspired suicide bombers attack Indonesian churches, at least 13 dead

SURABAYA, Indonesia A family of six launched suicide attacks on Christians attending Sunday services at three churches in Indonesia's second-largest city of Surabaya, killing at least 13 people and wounding 40, officials said.

Apr 25 2018

Indonesian president turns to populist policies ahead of tough 2019 election

JAKARTA Soon after taking office in 2014, Indonesian President Joko Widodo made a landmark decision to cut subsidies on politically sensitive fuel prices to boost the economy, but a year out from a tough re-election campaign, his reformist zeal may be waning.

Apr 24 2018

Indonesia jails former parliament speaker for 15 years for graft

JAKARTA An Indonesian court on Tuesday jailed a former speaker of parliament for 15 years for his role in causing state losses of around $170 million linked to a national electronic identity card scheme.

Apr 12 2018

Indonesia to ensure stability during elections, says president's chief of staff

JAKARTA A string of Indonesian regional elections this year followed by a presidential and parliamentary vote in 2019 should not deter foreign investment in Southeast Asia's biggest economy, President Joko Widodo's chief of staff told Reuters.

Apr 06 2018

Indonesia peatland swap plan questioned over deforestation risk

JAKARTA An Indonesian plan to curb the commercial use of peatlands, by swapping nearly 1 million hectares of forestry concessions on carbon-rich peat, risks simply displacing environmental destruction to other parts of the archipelago, green groups say.

Apr 04 2018

Islamic groups report Indonesian politician for reciting 'blasphemous' poem

JAKARTA Hardline Islamic groups on Wednesday filed a blasphemy complaint against a daughter of Indonesia's first president, accusing her of reciting a poem insulting Islam and prompting fresh concerns over intolerance in the world's most populous Muslim-majority country.

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