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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

23 Feb 2018

Australian deputy prime minister resigns after new harassment claim

SYDNEY Australia's deputy prime minister said on Friday he will resign as leader of his party after weeks of pressure over an affair with a staffer that brought him into open conflict with his premier and a new allegation of sexual harassment emerged. | Video

22 Feb 2018

Australian leader to raise China, Trans-Pacific trade deal in Trump talks

SYDNEY China's rising power and a resurgent trans-Pacific trade pact will be at the top of the agenda when Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and U.S. President Donald Trump meet in Washington this week, an Australian official said on Thursday.

21 Feb 2018

Final version of Trans-Pacific trade deal released, rules pushed by U.S. on ice

WELLINGTON/SYDNEY The final version of a landmark deal aimed at cutting trade barriers in some of Asia-Pacific's fastest-growing economies was released on Wednesday, signalling the pact was a step closer to reality even without its star member the United States. | Video

21 Feb 2018

Final version of Trans-Pacific trade deal released, rules pushed by U.S. on ice

WELLINGTON/SYDNEY The final version of a landmark deal aimed at cutting trade barriers in some of the Asia-Pacific's fastest-growing economies was released on Wednesday, signalling the pact was a step closer to reality even without its star member the United States. | Video

16 Feb 2018

Sex scandal exposes faultlines in Australia coalition

SYDNEY A major rift opened up in Australia's fragile ruling coalition on Friday as Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce refused to quit over an affair with a staff member and derided Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's condemnation of his behaviour as "inept". | Video

13 Feb 2018

Australian deputy PM denies breaking parliamentary rules over affair

SYDNEY Australia's Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce said on Tuesday that he did not break any parliamentary rules while conducting an extramarital affair with a former staffer as he faced down calls for his resignation.

07 Feb 2018

Australia amends proposed foreign interference law to offer protections for journalists - minister

SYDNEY Australia will amend its proposed new laws designed to prevent further meddling from China in its domestic politics to offer protections to journalists amid concerns that reporters could be imprisoned for receiving classified information.

07 Feb 2018

Australia gives regulator sweeping powers over bank bosses' pay

SYDNEY Australia has given its financial regulator sweeping powers to cap bank bosses' pays, delay their bonuses and even ban them from the industry if found guilty of non-compliance, as it scrambles to restore trust in the scandal-hit sector.

07 Feb 2018

Australia's financial regulator has failed to drive competition - government body

SYDNEY, Feb 7 Australia's financial regulator has failed to stimulate competition in the country's finance sector, creating an environment that promotes record profits over the interests of customers, the government's chief economic advisory body said.

29 Jan 2018

Australia to spend $3.1 billion to increase stake in global arms exports

SYDNEY Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said on Monday Australian military equipment manufacturers will be offered government-backed loans as part of a A$3.8 billion ($3.1 billion) package to become one of the world's top 10 defence exporters.

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