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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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19 May 2017

Malaysia first-quarter growth rises strongly on solid exports, domestic demand

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia's economy grew at a better-than-expected 5.6 percent the first quarter, easily beating expectations, as buoyant exports and solid domestic demand produced the fastest growth in two years.

18 May 2017

Malaysia's solid exports, demand likely spurred faster first-quarter growth

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia is expected to report on Friday that its pace of economic growth picked up in the first quarter, thanks to surging exports and resilient domestic demand.

07 May 2017

After facing down scandal, Malaysia's Najib vulnerable on rising costs

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia's 1.6 million public servants have long been one of the most reliable vote banks for Prime Minister Najib Razak's ruling coalition, but as he prepares to seek re-election he faces warnings that soaring living costs risk eroding that support.

31 Mar 2017

Malaysia releases Kim Jong Nam's body, citizens in North Korea return

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysian authorities returned the body of the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Thursday, in a deal that secured the release of nine Malaysian citizens held in Pyongyang after a drawn out diplomatic spat.

22 Mar 2017

Rafale appears in the lead as Malaysia seeks new fighter jets - defence source

LANGKAWI, Malaysia France's Rafale fighter jet is emerging as the frontrunner as Malaysia looks to replace its aging fleet of combat aircraft, a source in the Southeast Asian nation's defence ministry said on Wednesday, despite narrowing its defence spending this year.

20 Mar 2017

Malaysia mulls naval upgrades amid IS threat, South China Sea standoff

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia is gunning for a revamp of its aging naval fleet, as countries in the region prepare to face threats from the influx of Islamic State (IS) militants fleeing Mosul, and from rising tensions in the South China Sea.

14 Mar 2017

One month on, Malaysia embalms Kim Jong Nam's body, awaiting next of kin

KUALA LUMPUR The body of the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was embalmed this week in Kuala Lumpur, with no family member coming forward to claim the remains and as a diplomatic spat with Pyongyang drags on.

28 Feb 2017

South Korea suggests North's suspension from U.N. over airport killing

GENEVA/KUALA LUMPUR South Korea called for "collective measures" to punish North Korea for using chemical weapons to kill the estranged half-brother of its leader Kim Jong Un, as Malaysia said on Tuesday it would charge two women with murder over the airport attack.

28 Feb 2017

Malaysia to charge women with airport murder of North Korean

KUALA LUMPUR Two women - an Indonesian and a Vietnamese - will be charged on Wednesday with murder over the killing in Malaysia of the estranged half-brother of North Korea's leader, Malaysia's attorney general said.

26 Feb 2017

Malaysia declares airport safe for travel after nerve agent attack

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia on Sunday declared its international airport a "safe zone" after completing a sweep of the terminal where the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was assaulted with a deadly chemical last week. | Video

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