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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

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Indonesia hands death sentence to Islamic State-linked cleric for militant attacks

JAKARTA An Indonesian court on Friday sentenced to death a cleric linked to Islamic State, for masterminding from his jail cell a string of deadly militant attacks across the world's largest Muslim-majority country.

10 May 2018

Indonesia ends militant jail siege after five officers 'sadistically' killed

DEPOK, Indonesia A hostage crisis at a high-security jail in Indonesia ended on Thursday after Islamist militant prisoners who killed five police surrendered and released an officer they were holding, authorities said. | Video

09 Nov 2017

South Korea's Moon unveils new focus on Southeast Asia

BOGOR, Indonesia South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Thursday unveiled a new policy aimed at deepening ties with Southeast Asia, as the North Asian economic powerhouse seeks to curb its reliance on traditional trading partners like China and the United States.

04 Oct 2017

Abandoned by tourists, Bali town counts cost of Indonesia volcano

AMED, Indonesia A Balinese town once bustling with holidaymakers has almost emptied of tourists after warnings that nearby Mount Agung could erupt at any time - a snapshot of the growing cost the rumbling volcano poses to Indonesia's economy. | Video

29 Sep 2017

'You look so beautiful!': Indonesians celebrate the dead in ancient ritual

TORAJA, Indonesia Yosefina Tumanan, a resident of the remote Toraja region of Indonesia's island of Sulawesi, was thrilled to see her sister-in-law. | Video

22 Sep 2017

Volcano on Indonesia's Bali island at highest alert level, thousands evacuated

DENPASAR, Indonesia Thousands of residents were evacuated from villages near an active volcano on the Indonesian island of Bali, officials said on Friday, as the alert status was raised to the highest level, meaning an eruption could be imminent.

01 Mar 2017

Saudi king signs range of deals in Indonesia at start of visit

BOGOR, Indonesia Saudi Arabia's King Salman held talks with Indonesia's president on Wednesday and signed a range of cooperation agreements at the beginning of a 12-day visit to the world's largest Muslim-majority country.

08 Dec 2016

Indonesian quake toll passes 100 as rescuers struggle

PIDIE JAYA, Indonesia Indonesian medical teams struggled on Thursday to treat scores of people injured in a 6.5 magnitude earthquake a day after more than 100 people were killed in the worst disaster to hit the province since the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. | Video

09 Mar 2016

Clouds over Indonesia obscure total eclipse of the sun for many

PALEMBANG, Indonesia A solar eclipse enthralled Indonesia on Wednesday but clouds over some parts of archipelago spoiled the view for many of the skywatchers who had the opportunity to see it in totality. | Video

15 Jan 2016

Islamic State claims Jakarta attack, targets Indonesia for first time

JAKARTA Suicide bombers and gunmen attacked the heart of Indonesia's capital on Thursday and the assault was claimed by Islamic state, the first time the radical group has targeted the world's most populous Muslim nation. | Video

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