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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

16 Oct 2017

Malaysian teacher seen as new "emir" of pro-IS militants

KUALA LUMPUR The battlefield deaths of two leaders of an Islamic State alliance in the southern Philippines could thrust a Malaysian who trained at an Al-Qaeda camp in Afghanistan as the militant group's new regional "emir", experts and officials say.

07 Sep 2017

Malaysia's central bank holds key rate, upbeat on global growth

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia's central bank, leaving its key interest rate unchanged as expected on Thursday, struck a more upbeat tone on the country's and Asia's economic performance this year.

21 Aug 2017

U.S. warship collision exposes Singapore-Malaysia sea dispute

KUALA LUMPUR A collision between a U.S. warship and an oil tanker near the Straits of Malacca on Monday has shone a light on a territorial dispute that has simmered between neighbours Singapore and Malaysia for nearly 40 years.

21 Aug 2017

U.S. warship collision exposes Singapore-Malaysia sea dispute

KUALA LUMPUR A collision between a U.S. warship and an oil tanker near the Straits of Malacca on Monday has shone a light on a territorial dispute that has simmered between neighbors Singapore and Malaysia for nearly 40 years.

21 Aug 2017

U.S. warship collision exposes Singapore-Malaysia sea dispute

KUALA LUMPUR A collision between a U.S. warship and an oil tanker near the Straits of Malacca on Monday has shone a light on a territorial dispute that has simmered between neighbours Singapore and Malaysia for nearly 40 years.

03 Aug 2017

Where summer never ends, Malaysians chase Winter Olympics dream

KUALA LUMPUR In the middle of a sprawling construction site in equatorial Malaysia, over a dozen young men sporting ice skates and protective gear hit the skating rink to do their morning drills.

13 Jul 2017

Exclusive - Malaysia shelves plan to buy new fighter jets: defence source

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia has put on hold a $2 billion (£1.5 billion) plan to replace its ageing fleet of combat aircraft, looking instead to upgrade its aerial surveillance capabilities to confront the growing threat of militancy inspired by the Islamic State group, a source with knowledge of the matter said.

06 Jul 2017

Mahathir's comeback renews Malaysia’s opposition in looming polls

KUALA SIN, Malaysia Prime Minister Najib Razak won Malaysia's last general election, despite losing the popular vote. Since then, he has been embroiled in a corruption scandal that has been investigated in a half-dozen countries.

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.

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