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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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03 Aug 2016

Suu Kyi tackles military land grabs in test of new Myanmar government

HTA NI, Myanmar By the standards of her village in Myanmar's swampy Ayeyarwady Delta, Than Shin was a prosperous woman. She had 20 acres of farmland on which her family grew rice.

28 Apr 2016

Myanmar protesters denounce term 'Rohingya' outside U.S. Embassy

Hundreds of demonstrators, including Buddhist monks, denounced the United States for its use of the term Rohingya to describe Myanmar's stateless Muslim community during a protest outside of the U.S. embassy in Yangon on Thursday. 

19 Apr 2016

As economy booms, children toil in Myanmar

YANGON When a boat stacked with gravel moors at a jetty in Yangon, 14-year-old Aung Htet Myat fills a basket he then carries on his back to trucks that whisk the load to construction sites springing up across Myanmar's booming biggest city. | Video

01 Apr 2016

Myanmar's ruling party, military clash over Suu Kyi role

NAYPYITAW/YANGON Myanmar's upper house of parliament approved a bill on Friday that gives Aung San Suu Kyi a powerful government role, despite opposition from the military on the second day of her party's new administration.

31 Mar 2016

Myanmar's NLD seeks to bolster Suu Kyi's dominant cabinet role

NAYPYITAW/YANGON Myanmar's majority National League for Democracy (NLD) moved on Thursday to consolidate the dominant role of Aung San Suu Kyi in the new cabinet, underscoring the divide between the party and the powerful army over the junta-drafted constitution.

30 Mar 2016

Tears flow as Myanmar swears in first president with no army ties in more than 50 years

NAYPYITAW/YANGON Members of Aung San Suu Kyi's victorious National League for Democracy (NLD) were in tears on Wednesday as Myanmar swore in its first president with no military ties in more than half a century.

22 Mar 2016

Myanmar to push for rural development, equality, says minister-elect

NAYPYITAW Myanmar's first freely elected cabinet in more than half a century will focus on income equality, rural development and boosting budget revenue, the finance minister-elect said in his first interview since being picked for the job.

22 Mar 2016

Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi set to steer cabinet from within

NAYPYITAW/YANGON Myanmar's president-elect nominated Aung San Suu Kyi to join the incoming cabinet on Tuesday, giving the National League for Democracy (NLD) leader a formal role in the government that the constitution bars her from leading.

21 Mar 2016

Myanmar's Suu Kyi unlikely to take formal role in new government

NAYPYITAW Myanmar democracy champion Aung San Suu Kyi is unlikely to take a formal position in the incoming government of her National League for Democracy (NLD), a senior official said, and will control the administration through her position as party leader.

15 Mar 2016

Myanmar parliament elects Suu Kyi confidant as president

NAYPYITAW Myanmar's parliament elected a close friend and confidant of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi as president on Tuesday, making Htin Kyaw the first head of state since the 1960s who does not hail from a military background. | Video

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