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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

15 Sep 2018

Indonesia's quake-hit Lombok declares health emergency over malaria

JAKARTA Indonesia's tourist island of Lombok is battling malaria, authorities said on Saturday, declaring a health emergency after a series of earthquakes in July and August forced hundreds of thousands to flee their homes.

31 Aug 2018

Indonesia-Australia push economic ties, trade deal soon

BOGOR, Indonesia The leaders of Indonesia and Australia on Friday concluded talks on an economic partnership to boost trade in areas ranging from cars to cattle, as well as relaxing controls on investing in services such as education in the Southeast Asian nation.

31 Aug 2018

Indonesian family questions police killings in run-up to Asian Games

JAKARTA While many Indonesians have been cheering on the athletes at the Asian Games, which began in their country on Aug. 18, some have been mourning loved ones killed in a security crackdown aimed at ensuring a trouble-free sports festival.

23 Aug 2018

Australian consulate in Indonesian city boosts security after threat

JAKARTA Australia's consulate in the Indonesian city of Surabaya boosted security measures on Thursday after a social media post urged militants to "kill" one of its diplomats there.

23 Aug 2018

Australian consulate in Indonesian city boosts security after threat

JAKARTA Australia's consulate in the Indonesian city of Surabaya boosted security measures on Thursday after a social media post urged militants to "kill" its officials there.

07 Aug 2018

Indonesian shaman accused of keeping girl as sex slave for 15 years

JAKARTA An elderly village witch doctor in Indonesia entrapped a 12-year-old girl and tricked her into having sex with him for the next 15 years by claiming to be possessed by the "jin", or spirit, of a young boy, police said on Tuesday.

05 Aug 2018

Indonesia lobbies U.S. to maintain special tariff treatment

JAKARTA Indonesia lobbied visiting U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to keep the Southeast Asian nation on a list of countries that receive preferential trade terms, its foreign and trade ministers said on Sunday.

30 Jul 2018

After Indonesian earthquake terror, hundreds trek down from volcano

JAKARTA Nearly 700 trekkers headed down Mount Rinjani on Indonesia's tourist island of Lombok on Monday, a day after a powerful earthquake of magnitude 6.4 terrified the climbers as boulders tumbled down the slopes of the volcano. | Video

28 Jun 2018

Indonesia plans crackdown on condemned cleric's militant network

JAKARTA Indonesia's counter-terrorism police plan to arrest more than 100 suspected militants in a bid to prevent retaliatory attacks after a radical cleric linked to Islamic State was sentenced to death, the country's police chief said on Thursday.

27 Jun 2018

Indonesian election season is a gauge of rise of political Islam

JAKARTA About 100 residents of a gritty commercial district of Indonesia's capital listen intently as a man roars into a microphone: "Are you ready to change our president? Are you ready for new leadership?"

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