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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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Singapore's November export growth slows, weighed by non-electronics goods

SINGAPORE Singapore's on-year non-oil domestic exports (NODX) growth slowed significantly in November from October's double-digit pace, dragged by a high base effect from a year ago and cooling growth of non-electronic products, official data showed on Monday.

13 Dec 2017

Human Rights Watch calls on Singapore to relax free speech, assembly laws

SINGAPORE/KUALA LUMPUR The Singapore government's laws limiting critical speech and peaceful assembly are overly broad and make the country a repressive place severely restricting what can be said and published, Human Rights Watch said on Wednesday.

13 Dec 2017

Human Rights Watch calls on Singapore to relax free speech, assembly laws

SINGAPORE The Singapore government's laws limiting critical speech and peaceful assembly are overly broad and make the country a repressive place severely restricting what can be said and published, Human Rights Watch said on Wednesday.

05 Dec 2017

Stopping militancy spread in ASEAN a priority for Singapore - minister

SINGAPORE Southeast Asian countries must step up their fight against religious militancy taking root in their region, including in Myanmar's troubled Rakhine State, Singapore's foreign minister said on Tuesday.

29 Nov 2017

Singapore charges activist for organising assemblies without permit

SINGAPORE Singapore authorities charged human rights activist Jolovan Wham on Wednesday for organising public assemblies without a police permit, prompting rights groups to call on the government to guarantee the right to peaceful assembly.

28 Nov 2017

Indonesian 'Trump' says has no plans to run for president

SINGAPORE Indonesian business tycoon Hary Tanoesoedibjo said on Tuesday he was not planning to stand in the country's 2019 presidential election, and that he would support current President Joko Widodo if he chose to run again.

23 Nov 2017

Singapore Q3 GDP growth quickest in almost four years, raises tightening prospects

SINGAPORE Singapore's economy grew at its quickest pace in nearly four years in the third quarter, thanks to a boom in manufacturing that some analysts say will encourage tighter monetary policy next year.

17 Nov 2017

Singapore October exports rise most in 2-1/2 years, China sales soar

SINGAPORE Singapore's exports rose the most in 2-1/2 years in October, well over double expectations as surging sales to China helped more than recoup a decline the month before in a boost to the trade-dependent economy.

13 Nov 2017

Singapore founder's grandson names lawyer in contempt case

SINGAPORE/CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts A nephew of Singapore's prime minister said a contempt of court proceeding against him, stemming from comments he made about the country's legal system, was "meritless" and he had appointed a lawyer to represent him.

09 Nov 2017

Singapore detains two for 'terrorism-related' activities

SINGAPORE Singapore said on Thursday it has detained a Singaporean man and a woman for affiliations to radical Islamist groups under the country's tough security law that allows for detention without trial.

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