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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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12 Oct 2017

Myanmar army chief says Rohingya Muslims "not natives", numbers fleeing exaggerated

YANGON Rohingya Muslims are not native to Myanmar, the army chief told the U.S. ambassador in a meeting in which he apparently did not address accusations of abuses by his men and said media was complicit in exaggerating the number of refugees fleeing.

07 Oct 2017

Rohingya insurgents open to peace but Myanmar ceasefire ending

YANGON Muslim Rohingya insurgents said on Saturday they are ready to respond to any peace move by the Myanmar government but a one-month ceasefire they declared to enable the delivery of aid in violence-racked Rakhine State is about to end.

07 Oct 2017

U.N. fears "further exodus" of Muslim Rohingya from Myanmar

GENEVA/YANGON The United Nations braced on Friday for a possible "further exodus" of Muslim Rohingya refugees from Myanmar into Bangladesh six weeks after the world's fastest-developing refugee emergency began, U.N. humanitarian aid chief said. | Video

25 Sep 2017

Myanmar finds more bodies in mass grave; U.N. seeks rapid aid increase

YANGON/DHAKA Myanmar's army unearthed the bodies of 17 Hindu villagers on Monday, taking to 45 the number authorities suspect were killed by Muslim insurgents last month at the onset of a wave of violence that has sent 436,000 refugees fleeing to Bangladesh.

17 Mar 2017

Tillerson in South Korea in search of "new approach" on N.Korea

SEOUL, March 17 U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrived in South Korea on Friday for the second leg of an Asian tour focussed on finding a "new approach" for North Korea after what he described as two decades of failed efforts to denuclearize the reclusive state.

21 Oct 2016

Thailand's opposition heartland shelves politics to mourn king

KHON KAEN, Thailand In villages scattered through the green rice fields of northeast Thailand, a stronghold of support for former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra and his opposition "red shirt" movement, people have put politics on hold to mourn King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

13 Oct 2016

Thailand wakes to uncertainty, grief without King Bhumibol

BANGKOK, Oct 14 Thailand's people woke up on Friday to the first day in 70 years without King Bhumibol Adulyadej, a king worshipped as a father-figure who guided the nation through decades of change and turmoil.

07 Dec 2015

Wave of young Afghan migrants seen hurting economy they leave behind

KABUL Afghan software entrepreneur Farshid Ghyasi, chief executive of the Netlinks company, is struggling to keep his best employees, as more plan to join a wave of migrants leaving for Europe that risks causing long-term damage to the country and its economy.

06 Dec 2015

Wave of young Afghan migrants seen hurting economy they leave behind

KABUL Afghan software entrepreneur Farshid Ghyasi, chief executive of the Netlinks company, is struggling to keep his best employees, as more plan to join a wave of migrants leaving for Europe that risks causing long-term damage to the country and its economy.

06 Dec 2015

Wave of young Afghan migrants seen hurting economy they leave behind

KABUL Afghan software entrepreneur Farshid Ghyasi, chief executive of the Netlinks company, is struggling to keep his best employees, as more plan to join a wave of migrants leaving for Europe that risks causing long-term damage to the country and its economy.

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