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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

18 Feb 2018

Australia's PM in damage control as scandal undermines deputy

SYDNEY Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull brushed aside suggestions of a rift in his coalition government on Sunday, saying there were "no issues" between the Liberal and National parties in the wake of a sex scandal that has swamped Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce.

18 Feb 2018

Cyclone Kelvin lashes West Australia, no damage reported to mines, gas projects

SYDNEY Tropical Cyclone Kelvin hit the resource-rich north coast of Western Australia on Sunday, lashing it with strong winds and causing floods that could cut the main highway for up to two weeks.

17 Feb 2018

Australia's PM meets deputy to fix sex-scandal split

SYDNEY Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has held crisis talks with his deputy Barnaby Joyce to heal a dangerous rift that is threatening the ruling coalition's one-seat majority.

04 Feb 2018

Australian official confirms no federal financing for Adani mine

SYDNEY There will be no Australian federal financing of a loan facility for Indian conglomerate Adani Enterprises Ltd to build a rail line to its proposed Carmichael coal project, a government frontbencher confirmed on Sunday.

03 Feb 2018

Hundreds of stranded tourists freed as roads reopen in New Zealand

SYDNEY Hundreds of tourists trapped in a remote New Zealand town for 48 hours after a strong storm damaged roads were freed on Saturday after authorities cleared a highway.

14 Jan 2018

People evacuated from Papua New Guinea island after volcano explodes

SYDNEY About 1,500 people are being evacuated from an island off the northern coast of Papua New Guinea (PNG) after a nearby volcano erupted, the local Red Cross said on Sunday.

14 Jan 2018

Bushfires shut Australia's Newcastle airport for second time in 24 hours

SYDNEY The airport for the Australian city of Newcastle has canceled flights for the second time in 24 hours because of bushfires in the area, operator Newcastle Airport said on its Facebook page on Sunday.

07 Jan 2018

Ash-spewing volcano in Papua New Guinea forces villagers to flee

SYDNEY A remote island volcano in Papua New Guinea has begun spewing ash into the air, forcing the evacuation of more than 500 residents, media and non-profit groups have said.

07 Jan 2018

New Zealand's former deputy PM Jim Anderton dies, aged 79

SYDNEY One of New Zealand's senior political figures, former deputy prime minister James Patrick Anderton, has died in a Christchurch hospital, aged 79.

06 Jan 2018

Bushfires destroy buildings in Australia as heatwave melts highway surface

SYDNEY Bushfires in Australia destroyed buildings and threatened lives on Saturday as a heatwave in three states brought temperatures strong enough to melt the bitumen on a highway. | Video

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