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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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New Caledonia restricts tourism, bans fishing at Pacific reefs

SYDNEY The French Pacific territory of New Caledonia on Tuesday imposed restrictions on tourists and fishing boats accessing its coral reefs in an effort to protect the underwater ecosystem and create a sanctuary for hump-back whales and other marine life.

15 Jul 2018

Record wool prices deliver Australia's golden fleece

SYDNEY Australian sheep farmers are confident restricted supply will underpin high wool prices for years to come as the fiber continued its stellar run in the last sales before winter recess.

14 Jul 2018

Croatia's dream World Cup run ignites diaspora in Australia

SYDNEY Nothing has united the Croatian diaspora more than qualifying for the country's first World Cup final, with celebrations among ex-pat communities rivalling the excitement felt in Zagreb.

01 Jul 2018

Australian supermarkets work to prevent 'bag rage' as plastics ban takes effect

SYDNEY Australia's biggest supermarket chains are scrambling to combat "bag rage" as frustrated shoppers vent their anger over the removal of single-use plastic bags. One man put his hands around a supermarket worker's throat, the West Australian newspaper reported, while grocery stores are putting on more staff to help customers get used to the change.

17 Jun 2018

ConocoPhillips awards three contracts for Australian offshore gas project

SYDNEY ConocoPhillips has awarded three engineering contracts for the design of the major Barossa gas project intended to supply its Darwin LNG export plant for more than 20 years, the firm said on Sunday.

16 Jun 2018

Australian supermarket giant says 'yes' to mass nude photograph

SYDNEY More than 11,000 Australians who rushed for the chance to strip for American photographer Spencer Tunick will soon wear only smiles after a national supermarket chain changed its mind about allowing the shoot to go ahead on a suburban rooftop carpark.

16 Jun 2018

Papua New Guinea declares state of emergency over riots

SYDNEY Papua New Guinea has declared a state of emergency, suspended a provincial government and is sending armed forces to its rugged highlands to restore order after rioters went on a rampage of looting and burning, the government said.

11 Jun 2018

Major Australian adviser network to shut amid regulator scrutiny

SYDNEY A major Australian financial planning network has closed after being told its licence could be suspended or cancelled, the corporate regulator said on Monday, becoming the latest casualty in the country's scandal-plagued financial sector.

03 Jun 2018

Australian citrus growers fret China trade tension may harm exports

SYDNEY Australia's citrus industry on Sunday called for the government to rebuild the country's fraying relationship with China, fearing trade tension may harm its booming export market.

03 Jun 2018

Australian citrus growers fret China trade tension may harm exports

SYDNEY, June 3 Australia's citrus industry on Sunday called for the government to rebuild the country's fraying relationship with China, fearing trade tension may harm its booming export market.

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