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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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15 Dec 2017

U.S. says identified target for sanctions over Myanmar crackdown

WASHINGTON/YANGON The United States has identified one person it might impose sanctions on over the brutal crackdown in Myanmar against minority Rohingya Muslims and is examining others, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Friday.

30 Nov 2017

EU calls for 'equal rights' for all in Myanmar's troubled Rakhine

YANGON Myanmar must guarantee "equal rights" for everyone in troubled Rakhine state as talks on repatriation of more than 620,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled to Bangladesh gather steam, the new EU ambassador to the country said on Thursday.

23 Nov 2017

U.S. calling Rohingya operation 'ethnic cleansing' unhelpful: Russian envoy

YANGON The U.S. labeling of a Myanmar army crackdown on Rohingya Muslims as "ethnic cleansing" is unhelpful and could aggravate the situation, Russia's ambassador to the southeast Asian nation said on Thursday, criticizing "excessive external intervention".

23 Nov 2017

U.S. calling Rohingya operation 'ethnic cleansing' unhelpful: Russian envoy

YANGON The U.S. labelling of a Myanmar army crackdown on Rohingya Muslims as "ethnic cleansing" is unhelpful and could aggravate the situation, Russia's ambassador to the southeast Asian nation said on Thursday, criticising "excessive external intervention".

23 Nov 2017

U.S. calling Rohingya operation 'ethnic cleansing' unhelpful - Russian envoy

YANGON The U.S. labelling of a Myanmar army crackdown on Rohingya Muslims as "ethnic cleansing" is unhelpful and could aggravate the situation, Russia's ambassador to the southeast Asian nation said on Thursday, criticising "excessive external intervention".

21 Nov 2017

U.S. Congress members decry 'ethnic cleansing' in Myanmar; Suu Kyi doubts allegations

YANGON/NAYPYITAW Members of the U.S. Congress said on Tuesday operations carried out against the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar had "all the hallmarks" of ethnic cleansing, while the country's leader Aung San Suu Kyi expressed doubts about allegations of rights abuses.

16 Nov 2017

Tillerson, in Myanmar, calls for credible probe of atrocities

NAYPYITAW U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called on Wednesday for a credible investigation into reports of human rights abuses against Rohingya Muslims committed by Myanmar's security forces after a meeting with its civilian and military leaders. | Video

08 Nov 2017

Myanmar cardinal urges Pope Francis to avoid use of the term 'Rohingya'

YANGON Myanmar's most senior Catholic prelate has urged Pope Francis to avoid using the term 'Rohingya' during a visit this month, when he is expected to raise the humanitarian crisis faced by the Muslim minority after a Myanmar army offensive in August.

17 Oct 2017

Exclusive: Woodside delays Myanmar gas drilling as early results disappoint - sources

YANGON Australia's Woodside Petroleum and its partners have deferred gas exploration plans in Myanmar until 2018 after some disappointing drilling results, according to four people familiar with the situation.

16 Oct 2017

Exclusive: Woodside delays Myanmar gas drilling as early results disappoint - sources

YANGON Australia's Woodside Petroleum and its partners have deferred gas exploration plans in Myanmar until 2018 after some disappointing drilling results, according to four people familiar with the situation.

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