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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

05 Sep 2016

Australian teenager gets ten years for ANZAC Day terror plot

SYDNEY An Australian teenager who planned a terror attack which involved beheading a policeman and attaching explosives to a kangaroo at commemorations of the World War One ANZAC landings at Gallipoli was sentenced on Monday to ten years in prison.

31 Aug 2016

Australia's Turnbull hit over same-sex marriage as parliament opens

CANBERRA Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull came under pressure over same-sex marriage and from within his own party on Wednesday as parliament returned for the first time since a poor showing by his coalition government in elections last month.

31 Aug 2016

Australian banks dodge bullet as parliament rejects sweeping probe

SYDNEY Australia announced a limited inquiry into bank misconduct on Wednesday although a motion for a more sweeping investigation into the scandal-ridden financial system was narrowly defeated by the government in parliament.

29 Aug 2016

Australia unveils 'how-to' guide to fight militant propaganda

CANBERRA Australia on Tuesday released what the government says is the world's first ever how-to-guide for combating radical Islamist propaganda in Southeast Asia, which it hopes will help disrupt local recruitment efforts by groups such as Islamic State.

29 Aug 2016

Australia's Turnbull faces tough parliament after election setback

Canberra Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull faces a tooth and nail fight with an emboldened opposition and slew of independent lawmakers when parliament returns on Tuesday for the first time since elections last month in which he took a beating.

26 Aug 2016

Australia warns shipbuilder DCNS after massive security leak

SYDNEY Australian defense officials warned French naval contractor DCNS to beef up security in Australia, where it is preparing to build a A$50 billion ($38.13 billion) fleet of submarines, in the wake of a massive data leak, a government spokesman said on Friday.

24 Aug 2016

France's DCNS says India submarine data leak may be 'economic warfare'

SYDNEY/PARIS French naval contractor DCNS said on Wednesday it may have been the victim of "economic warfare" after secrets about its Scorpene submarines being built in India were leaked. | Video

24 Aug 2016

Frenchman shouts 'Allahu Akbar' as he stabs UK woman to death in Australia - police

SYDNEY A 29-year-old Frenchman shouted "Allahu Akbar" (God is Greatest) as he stabbed a British woman to death and wounded two people at a backpackers' hotel in Australia, police said on Wednesday. | Video

24 Aug 2016

France's DCNS, builder of Australia's new submarines, suffers huge data leak

SYDNEY, Aug 24 The French shipbuilder which earlier this year won a A$50 billion ($38.06 billion) contract to build Australia's next generation submarines has suffered a massive data leak, raising doubts about the security of one of the world's biggest defence projects.

19 Aug 2016

Australia denies banks interim approval to jointly negotiate with Apple on payment apps

SYDNEY Australia's anti-trust regulator on Friday said it would not grant the country's three biggest banks interim approval to collectively negotiate with Apple Inc to install their own electronic payments applications on iPhones.

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