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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

Sep 15 2018

At least three dead in Philippines as typhoon heads toward Hong Kong

MANILA A strong typhoon tore across the northern tip of the Philippines on Saturday, killing at least three people, wrecking homes and triggering landslides before heading toward Hong Kong and southern China by evening. | Video

Sep 14 2018

Super Typhoon 'Mangkhut' arrives in Philippines

MANILA, Sept 15 A fierce typhoon bringing winds of over 200 km per hour made landfall in the northern Philippines on Saturday, bringing powerful gusts, heavy rainfall and causing power outages in some areas.

Sep 04 2018

Philippines' Duterte scraps amnesty of chief critic, orders arrest

MANILA Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday withdrew amnesty for an opposition senator involved in a failed coup 15 years ago and ordered his arrest, in what would be the second detention of a lawmaker critical of him. | Video

Sep 01 2018

In Israel visit, Philippines' Duterte dogged by past rhetoric

MANILA/JERUSALEM When Rodrigo Duterte makes the first visit to Israel by a president of the Philippines next week, officials on both sides will try to play down his record of jarring invective while promoting commercial and military ties.

Aug 28 2018

Philippines' Duterte hit by new ICC complaint over deadly drug war

MANILA Activists and families of eight victims of the Philippines' "war on drugs" filed a complaint on Tuesday with the International Criminal Court (ICC), a second petition accusing President Rodrigo Duterte of murder and crimes against humanity.

Aug 20 2018

As Philippines' Duterte starts to flag, his daughter reaches out to a Marcos

MANILA Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte thinks political dynasties are bad. But the way the prevailing political winds are blowing, it looks like a dynasty of his own might be taking shape. | Video

Jul 24 2018

Thousands of Philippine poor nabbed in Duterte's latest war - on loitering

MANILA Each night, police in teams of about a dozen fan out across the most rundown areas of the Philippine capital, rounding up slum-dwellers who linger in the streets, or teenagers who play in makeshift computer gaming shops. | Video

Jun 20 2018

In Vietnam, distrust of government's China policy fuels protests

(This version of the June 19 story corrects gender attribution in paragraph 26)

Apr 27 2018

Flashes of past paradise as Philippines' Boracay empties for makeover

BORACAY, Philippines Volunteers combed near-empty beaches and workers boarded up shops on the island of Boracay on Thursday, as the Philippines' top tourist spot closed for a six-month makeover aimed at rescuing it from ruin. | Video

Apr 26 2018

Flashes of past paradise as Philippines' Boracay empties for makeover

BORACAY, Philippines, April 26 Volunteers combed near-empty beaches and workers boarded up shops on the island of Boracay on Thursday, as the Philippines' top tourist hotspot closed for a six-month makeover aimed at rescuing it from ruin.

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