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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

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Indonesia court rejects petition to bar consensual sex outside marriage

JAKARTA Indonesia's constitutional court on Thursday narrowly rejected a petition by a conservative group to make extramarital sex illegal, but rights activists braced for a renewal of the battle in parliament and other state institutions. | Video

Dec 11 2017

Hardline Indonesian Muslim groups burn U.S., Israeli flags over Trump's Jerusalem move

JAKARTA Hardline Muslim groups in Indonesia burned photos of U.S. President Donald Trump, as well as U.S. and Israeli flags, on Monday during a protest outside the U.S. embassy against Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. | Video

Dec 11 2017

Hardline Indonesian Muslim groups burn U.S., Israeli flags over Trump's Jerusalem move

JAKARTA Hardline Muslim groups in Indonesia burned photos of U.S. President Donald Trump, as well as U.S. and Israeli flags, on Monday during a protest outside the U.S. embassy against Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Dec 08 2017

Muslims in Asia protest against Trump's Jerusalem plan

KABUL/JAKARTA Thousands of protesters in Muslim-majority countries in Asia rallied on Friday to condemn the U.S. decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, as authorities tightened security outside U.S. embassies.

Dec 07 2017

Scientists watch and wait as Bali's menacing volcano rumbles

KARANGASEM, Indonesia The question Indonesian volcanologist Devy Kamil Syahbana gets most is the one he cannot answer - when, or if, rumbling Mount Agung on Bali island will blow up in a major eruption.

Dec 02 2017

More Bali flights canceled on forecast of volcanic ash

DENPASAR, Indonesia Airlines canceled more flights departing the Indonesian holiday island of Bali on Saturday, citing forecasts of deteriorating flying conditions due to a risk of volcanic ash from the erupting Mount Agung volcano.

Nov 30 2017

Playing with fire: tens of thousands refuse to leave Bali volcano homes

KARANGASEM, Indonesia Tens of thousands of villagers on the Indonesian holiday island of Bali are refusing to evacuate a 10-km (six-mile) danger zone around an erupting volcano, putting their fate in the hands of the gods or simply staying put to protect homes and livestock.

Nov 30 2017

Stranded tourists depart Bali as volcanic ash cloud shifts

KARANGASEM, Indonesia, Nov 30 Airlines laid on extra flights to Bali on Thursday to allow some of the thousands of passengers stranded by the eruption of Mount Agung to fly out, as a switch in wind direction sent volcanic ash away from the holiday island's airport.

Nov 29 2017

Bali volcano stops flights again as tourists struggle to get out

KARANGASEM, Indonesia Indonesia shut the airport on its holiday island of Bali for a third consecutive day on Wednesday, as the erupting Mount Agung volcano spewed ash that blocked flight paths and spurred authorities to hasten evacuation efforts.

Nov 28 2017

Tourists, authorities feel the heat as Bali volcano keeps airport closed

KARANGASEM, Indonesia Indonesia kept the airport on Bali closed on Tuesday as ash from an erupting volcano swept the holiday island, leaving thousands of tourists stranded as authorities tried to persuade villagers living nearby to leave their homes. | Video

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