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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

May 17 2018

Eritrea 'poison pill' complicates miner Lundin's aspirations: sources

VANCOUVER/TORONTO The weak human rights record of one of Africa's poorest countries is coming between Lundin Mining Corp and its pursuit of a prized European copper and gold asset. Cash-rich Lundin's latest run at fellow Canadian miner Nevsun Resources Ltd is designed to bag the Timok project in Serbia, but it had to bring on a partner to pick up Nevsun's Bisha mine in Eritrea.

May 08 2018

Nevsun's No. 2 shareholder says takeover proposal 'pretty fair'

VANCOUVER Nevsun Resources' second biggest shareholder said on Tuesday it is "positively inclined" to an unsolicited C$1.5 billion ($1.16 billion) takeover proposal for the Canadian copper-zinc miner, whose shares rose as much as 24 percent on the approach.

Apr 24 2018

Freeport slides on Indonesia environment demands, weaker outlook

Shares of Freeport-McMoRan Inc fell more than 14 percent on Tuesday after the miner revealed onerous environmental demands from Indonesia's government that could delay a new contract for its massive Grasberg copper mine.

Apr 23 2018

Barrick Gold says focus on growth after deep debt cuts

Barrick Gold Corp said on Monday it was done selling assets to cut debt and would instead use funds from future sales for growth or to pay dividends, as it looks set to lose its rank as the world's biggest gold producer due to declining production.

Apr 18 2018

B.C. to file legal challenge of contentious Canada oil pipe expansion

VANCOUVER The government of British Columbia said on Wednesday it would file a legal challenge of Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd's contentious Trans Mountain pipeline expansion by month-end, even as a poll showed mounting public support for the project.

Apr 16 2018

Alberta readies to cut B.C. fuel shipments in Canada pipeline row

VANCOUVER Canada's Alberta province on Monday edged closer to cutting off fuel shipments to neighboring British Columbia in an escalation of a row over the stalled C$7.4 billion ($5.9 billion) expansion of the Kinder Morgan Canada Trans Mountain pipeline.

Apr 16 2018

Alberta seeks to cut oil to British Columbia in Canada pipeline row

VANCOUVER, April 16 Alberta officials will introduce legislation on Monday expected to give the provincial government power to cut oil shipments to neighboring British Columbia in an escalation of a row over the stalled expansion of a Kinder Morgan Canada pipeline, which the Pacific province opposes.

Apr 10 2018

Rio Tinto reviewing Rusal ties, mum on Queensland venture

Rio Tinto Plc is reviewing its dealings with Russian aluminum producer United Co Rusal to ensure compliance with U.S. sanctions, a top executive said on Tuesday, but added it was too soon to discuss the future of its Australian venture with Rusal.

Apr 06 2018

As China ties up global lithium, Asian rivals must bet big on South America

SANTIAGO/VANCOUVER South America's lithium triangle is the lowest-cost place to produce the vital battery ingredient, but political hurdles will require Japanese and South Korean companies to make big investments to crack into the region as they chase Chinese rivals who have tied up resources in other parts of the world.

Apr 06 2018

SoftBank's first lithium deal raises prospects for junior miners

TORONTO/VANCOUVER SoftBank Group Corp's entry into the lithium sector, a hot commodity for electric car batteries, is raising hopes that small miners struggling to secure bank funding can tap alternative financing to cash in on booming demand.

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