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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

16 Dec 2017

Korea's Kim doubles up in historic four-goal thrashing of Japan

TOKYO Kim Shin-wook scored twice as South Korea handed Japan an historic 4-1 thrashing on Saturday to retain the East Asian Championship title at Ajinomoto Stadium.

14 Dec 2017

Soccer - Chinese clubs urged to develop youth or lose licenses - report

TOKYO Chinese soccer authorities are set to impose strict new regulations on the country's clubs, using the threat of losing their professional licenses as a spur to establish a more comprehensive youth development programme.

13 Dec 2017

Halilhodzic urges China to trust 'best coach' Lippi

TOKYO Japan coach Vahid Halilhodzic has backed World Cup-winning manager Marcello Lippi to transform China into a team capable of qualifying for the 2022 finals in Qatar.

12 Dec 2017

Japan, South Korea set up East Asian showdown

TOKYO An own goal from Ri Yong-chol gave South Korea victory over North Korea, while Japan downed China 2-1 to set up a showdown between the World Cup-bound nations for this year's East Asian Championship.

09 Dec 2017

Late Ideguchi winner lifts Japan, South Korea draw with China

TOKYO Yosuke Ideguchi scored deep into injury time as World Cup-bound Japan struggled to a 1-0 win over North Korea at the East Asian Championships on Saturday, after South Korea had been held to a 2-2 draw by China.

08 Dec 2017

Tevez future in Shanghai undecided - Shenhua manager

HONG KONG Shanghai Shenhua remain undecided over the future of Carlos Tevez after the Argentine's disappointing debut season at the Chinese Super League club.

07 Dec 2017

AFC rules can cope with Gulf dispute, says official

HONG KONG Asian Football Confederation regulations can cope with any political issues facing clubs from Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates who meet in next season's Asian Champions League, General Secretary Windsor John said on Thursday.

06 Dec 2017

Former winners Evergrande face tricky test in Asian Champions League

KUALA LUMPUR Two-time champions Guangzhou Evergrande have been handed a potentially bumpy ride to the knockout stages of the 2018 Asian Champions League after the draw for the group phase of next year's competition was made on Wednesday.

02 Dec 2017

Fire me if you don't like my opinions, Queiroz tells Iran

HONG KONG Carlos Queiroz has challenged Iran's football authorities to remove him from his post as head coach of the country's World Cup-bound national team if they do not appreciate his public criticism of preparations for next year's finals in Russia.

29 Nov 2017

Syria's Khrbin named Asia's player of the year

BANGKOK Omar Khrbin became the first player from Syria to be crowned Asia's Player of the Year on Wednesday when the Al Hilal striker was presented with the Asian Football Confederation's most prestigious individual award.

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