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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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22 Jan 2018

Rio Tinto digs deeper into Mongolia

MELBOURNE/ULAANBAATAR Global miner Rio Tinto will set up a new office in the Mongolian capital, separate from its giant Oyu Tolgoi project, to focus on exploration and local ties, strengthening its commitment to one of the world's greatest copper prospects.

18 Jan 2018

Players and fans swelter in Melbourne, brace for worse on Friday

MELBOURNE Tennis players and fans sweltered in scorching conditions at the Australian Open on Thursday, braced for a two-day heat wave to worsen with the mercury set to exceed 40 degrees on Friday.

23 Dec 2017

Australian PM says nine foreigners among those hurt when driver ploughs into crowd

MELBOURNE Nearly half the 19 people injured when a driver with no known extremist links ploughed into pedestrians in the southern city of Melbourne were foreign nationals, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said on Friday. | Video

21 Dec 2017

Australia police say don't suspect terrorism after car ploughs into pedestrians

MELBOURNE An Australian man of Afghan descent with a history of mental health issues drove a car into Christmas shoppers in the city of Melbourne on Thursday, injuring 19 people, but police said they did not believe the attack was terror-related. | Video

15 Dec 2017

Australia cobalt rush accelerates on electric vehicle demand, DRC troubles

MELBOURNE Australia, home to the world's second-biggest cobalt reserves, is seeing a rush of interest in projects still years from production as makers of batteries used in electric vehicles (EVs) seek supplies of the metal from a more costly but less risky source than top miner, the Democratic Republic of Congo.

14 Dec 2017

Steel tycoon considers bid for Rio Tinto's Dunkirk aluminium smelter - sources

SYDNEY/LONDON Liberty House, the industrial and commodities group buying a number of steel assets around the world, is considering a bid for Rio Tinto's aluminium smelter in northern France, the largest in Europe, three sources with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

13 Dec 2017

Steel tycoon considers bid for Rio Tinto's Dunkirk aluminum smelter - sources

SIDNEY/LONDON, Dec 13 Liberty House, the industrial and commodities group buying a number of steel assets around the world, is considering a bid for Rio Tinto's aluminium smelter in northern France, the largest in Europe, three sources with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

16 Nov 2017

China's copper smelters insist no concentrate deficit after surprise Shanghai meeting

(This November 15 story corrects ninth paragraph to show that TCRC deals referred to were miner to trading house, not to Chinese smelters.)

07 Nov 2017

Anglo American considers bid for Louis Dreyfus metals unit: sources

MELBOURNE/LONDON Mining giant Anglo American is among several companies interested in buying commodity trader Louis Dreyfus's [AKIRAU.UL] metals business, three trading and banking sources told Reuters.

01 Nov 2017

Iran seeks $50 billion in mining investment for five-year plan - deputy minister

MELBOURNE Iran is seeking $50 billion in investment for its mining industries out to 2022 and has signed agreements with several European and Asian banks in the past few months, the country's deputy mining minister said on Wednesday.

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