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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

Hundreds march in Sydney for asylum seekers ahead of PNG camp closure

SYDNEY Hundreds of protesters marched through Sydney on Sunday to call for detainees, being held in controversial centres for asylum seekers on remote Pacific islands, to be allowed to stay in Australia as a resettlement deadline approaches.

14 Oct 2017

Copyright restored to poor family of Australian Aboriginal artist

SYDNEY The impoverished family of Australia's most famous Aboriginal artist, Albert Namatjira, has been given copyright to his works after years of fruitless campaigning triggered the intervention of a philanthropist.

14 Oct 2017

Etihad flight from Abu Dhabi makes emergency landing in Australia

SYDNEY An Etihad Airways flight travelling from Abu Dhabi to Sydney made an emergency landing at Australia's Adelaide Airport early on Saturday after a warning indicator activated in the cockpit.

14 Oct 2017

Etihad flight from Abu Dhabi to Sydney makes emergency landing

SYDNEY, Oct 14 An Etihad Airways flight travelling from Abu Dhabi to Sydney has made an emergency landing at Australia's Adelaide Airport after a warning indicator activated in the cockpit early on Saturday.

02 Oct 2017

Dunkirk-style evacuation as Vanuatu volcano pollutes drinking water

SYDNEY Vanuatu has launched a Dunkirk-style evacuation on the northern island of Ambae as a flotilla of boats rescues islanders from an erupting volcano that has polluted many of the island's sources of drinking water.

01 Oct 2017

U.S. rapper sings gay anthem to Australian rugby fans amid same-sex marriage vote

SYDNEY American rap artist Macklemore performed a gay anthem at a rugby league final in Sydney on Sunday, thanks to the sport's bosses rejecting pressure from opponents of same-sex marriage as Australia votes on liberalising its marriage laws.

01 Oct 2017

Courting Chinese, Australian realtors hope new rules don't spoil Golden Week

SYDNEY Australia's real estate industry is hoping recent rule changes for foreign buyers haven't dimmed Chinese appetites too much, as they eagerly awaited an influx of big-spending tourists during China's Golden Week holiday beginning on Sunday.

01 Oct 2017

US rapper to sing 'Same Love' to Australian rugby fans amid same-sex marriage vote

SYDNEY, Oct 1 American rap artist Macklemore will perform a gay anthem at a rugby league final in Sydney on Sunday, thanks to the sport's bosses rejecting pressure from opponents of same-sex marriage as Australia votes on liberalising its marriage laws.

30 Sep 2017

Australia, New Zealand send help for Vanuatu volcano evacuation

SYDNEY Australia dispatched a naval vessel to Vanuatu on Saturday to help the South Pacific nation evacuate all 11,000 inhabitants from the northern island of Ambae as an erupting volcano threatens to shower down burning ash and acid rain.

17 Sep 2017

Protesters set to rally against Australia's biggest coal project

SYDNEY Environmental activists are due to start a week of protests on Sunday against a major coal mining project they say will damage Australia's Great Barrier Reef and contribute to global warming.

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