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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.

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11 Nov 2016

Myanmar detains two newspaper officials in defamation case

YANGON Police on Friday detained the chief executive and the chief editor of Myanmar's largest daily newspaper over a defamation case by a powerful politician following a Facebook posting.

28 Oct 2016

Yangon women 'should avoid pregnancy' in next six months due to Zika

NAYPYITAW/YANGON Myanmar said on Friday it will advise women in Yangon to avoid getting pregnant in the next six months to protect them from the Zika virus after the first case was confirmed in Myanmar's largest city.

21 Oct 2016

Death toll hits 73 in Myanmar ferry disaster

YANGON The death toll in a Myanmar ferry sinking has reached 73, authorities said on Friday, as they wrapped up a week-long search and rescue operation for survivors and prepared to launch an inquiry into the cause of the disaster.

17 Oct 2016

Myanmar fires border police chief over deadly insurgent attacks

Yangon Myanmar has fired the police official charged with guarding its troubled border with Bangladesh, officials said on Monday, after deadly attacks that sparked fighting with insurgents allegedly inspired by Islamist militants.

17 Oct 2016

Myanmar ferry sinks, killing at least 32, with scores missing

YANGON A ferry sank in a river in northwestern Myanmar, killing at least 32 people with scores missing, a rescue official said on Monday.

17 Oct 2016

Myanmar ferry sinks, killing at least 14, with scores missing

YANGON, Oct 17 A ferry sank in a river in northwestern Myanmar, killing at least 14 people with scores missing, a rescue official said on Monday.

10 Oct 2016

New China refinery faces delay as Myanmar seeks extra oil tax: sources

BEIJING/YANGON A newly built Chinese refinery near its border with Myanmar is facing a delayed start-up after state firm PetroChina balked at paying an extra tax for piping crude oil through the Southeast Asian nation, two senior Chinese industry sources said.

10 Oct 2016

New China refinery faces delay as Myanmar seeks extra oil tax -sources

BEIJING/YANGON, Oct 10 A newly built Chinese refinery near its border with Myanmar is facing a delayed start-up after state firm PetroChina balked at paying an extra tax for piping crude oil through the Southeast Asian nation, two senior Chinese industry sources said.

09 Oct 2016

Myanmar says nine police killed by insurgents on Bangladesh border

Yangon Myanmar said at least nine police officers were killed and four were wounded Sunday in multiple assaults on border guard posts along the Southeast Asian nation's troubled frontier with Bangladesh.

06 Oct 2016

Myanmar court jails Dutchman for three months for disrupting Buddhist sermon

Yangon A Myanmar court on Thursday sentenced a Dutch tourist to three months in prison and a fine after he unplugged a public address system that was relaying a Buddhist sermon, his lawyer said.

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