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Raju Gopalakrishnan

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 10 2018

North Korea's Kim lands in Singapore, on cusp of making history

SINGAPORE, June 10 North Korean leader Kim Jong Un landed in Singapore on Sunday ahead of a summit with U.S. President Donald Trump that could end a nuclear stand-off between the old foes and transform his secretive, impoverished country.

Jun 03 2018

With ports, ships and promises, India asserts role in Southeast Asia

SINGAPORE Almost lost in the din of the upcoming U.S-North Korea summit and fresh tension between Washington and Beijing last week, India cemented its diplomatic and security ties across Southeast Asia in a clear challenge to China.

May 30 2018

At Singapore regional defense dialogue, it won't be all North Korea

HONOLULU/SINGAPORE When senior defense officials from around the world, including U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, meet in Singapore this weekend, it won't be all about the U.S.-North Korea summit scheduled to be held in the same city later in June.

Apr 27 2018

Indian journalists say they intimidated, ostracized if they criticize Modi and the BJP

NEW DELHI India has constitutional guarantees of freedom of speech and by some measures the biggest and most diverse media industry in the world. But journalists here say they are increasingly facing intimidation aimed at stopping them from running stories critical of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his administration.

Apr 24 2018

ASEAN summit to focus on Myanmar, South China Sea but little progress expected

SINGAPORE Southeast Asian leaders will focus on trade wars, the crisis in Myanmar and security tensions in the disputed South China Sea at a summit this weekend, but it's highly unlikely there will be any headline-grabbing progress on the issues.

Oct 02 2017

Bollywood icon Aamir Khan says next film will be biggest yet

SINGAPORE Aamir Khan, the Bollywood superstar with a conscience, says his next movie about a small town teenage girl who uses the Internet to become a singing sensation will be much bigger than his last film, which was India's highest grossing ever.

Jun 23 2017

The Mautes of the Philippines: from monied family to Islamic State

MANILA/MARAWI CITY, Philippines Before they formed one of the most dreaded militant groups in the Philippines and pledged loyalty to Islamic State, the Mautes were a wealthy, political family in the southern region of Mindanao, largely influenced by the matriarch, Farhana.

Jun 04 2017

Unsure of U.S., Asia builds new alliances to counter China

SINGAPORE Several Asian nations are seeking to bolster informal alliances among themselves, regional diplomats and officials said, unsettled by growing fears that the United States could not be relied on to maintain a buffer against China's assertiveness.

Aug 31 2016

Thirteen Indians among Zika infected people in Singapore - source

SINGAPORE Thirteen Indian citizens are among those infected in an outbreak of the Zika virus in Singapore, according to a person at the Indian High Commission in the city-state.

Aug 31 2016

Thirteen Indians among Zika infected people in Singapore -source

SINGAPORE, Aug 31 Thirteen Indian citizens are among those infected in an outbreak of the Zika virus in Singapore, according to a person at the Indian High Commission in the city-state.

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