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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 Jan 2018

Indonesia to swear in new parliament speaker after huge graft case

JAKARTA Indonesia's parliament will swear in Bambang Soesatyo as its new speaker on Monday, his party said, a critic of President Joko Widodo's government who was appointed after the previous speaker was indicted in a $170 million graft scandal.

12 Jan 2018

Protest by Indonesian Islamists accuses Facebook of discrimination

JAKARTA Several hundred Indonesian Islamists held a protest rally outside Facebook's headquarters in Jakarta on Friday, accusing the social media giant of discrimination for blocking some pages operated by hardline groups for allegedly spreading hate.

10 Jan 2018

Indonesian minister urged to stop destroying illegal fishing boats

JAKARTA Senior government and business officials on Wednesday urged Indonesia's fisheries minister to stop blowing up foreign boats caught fishing illegally, saying the policy could hurt diplomatic ties and the fisheries industry.

05 Jan 2018

Indonesia's new cyber agency looks to recruit staff of hundreds

JAKARTA Indonesia's recently established cyber security agency will recruit hundreds of personnel in the coming months, its chief said on Friday.

31 Dec 2017

Hundreds of Indonesian couples ring in the new year at mass wedding

JAKARTA Hundreds of Indonesian couples celebrated New Year's Eve on Sunday night by tying the knot in a mass wedding in the capital Jakarta.

29 Dec 2017

Indonesia to add hundreds of counter-terrorism police to monitor IS

JAKARTA Indonesia's counter-terrorist police force is to get 600 extra personnel next year to monitor Islamic State networks and head off so-called lone wolf attacks, the chief of police in the world's largest Muslim-majority country said on Friday.

14 Dec 2017

Indonesia court rejects petition to bar consensual sex outside marriage

JAKARTA Indonesia's constitutional court on Thursday narrowly rejected a petition by a conservative group to make extramarital sex illegal, but rights activists braced for a renewal of the battle in parliament and other state institutions. | Video

11 Dec 2017

Hardline Indonesian Muslim groups burn U.S., Israeli flags over Trump's Jerusalem move

JAKARTA Hardline Muslim groups in Indonesia burned photos of U.S. President Donald Trump, as well as U.S. and Israeli flags, on Monday during a protest outside the U.S. embassy against Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. | Video

11 Dec 2017

Hardline Indonesian Muslim groups burn U.S., Israeli flags over Trump's Jerusalem move

JAKARTA Hardline Muslim groups in Indonesia burned photos of U.S. President Donald Trump, as well as U.S. and Israeli flags, on Monday during a protest outside the U.S. embassy against Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

08 Dec 2017

Muslims in Asia protest against Trump's Jerusalem plan

KABUL/JAKARTA Thousands of protesters in Muslim-majority countries in Asia rallied on Friday to condemn the U.S. decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital, as authorities tightened security outside U.S. embassies.

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