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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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23 May 2018

Woodside looks to speed up Scarborough gas development off Australia

MELBOURNE Australia's biggest liquefied natural gas (LNG) producer Woodside Petroleum on Wednesday outlined plans to accelerate and expand its Scarborough gas project off northwestern Australia, now expected to cost $10 billion.

23 May 2018

Woodside looks to speed up Scarborough gas development off Australia

MELBOURNE, May 23 Australia's biggest liquefied natural gas (LNG) producer Woodside Petroleum on Wednesday outlined plans to accelerate and expand its Scarborough gas project off northwestern Australia, now expected to cost $10 billion.

23 May 2018

Santos shares drop 9 percent after snubs $10.8 billion takeover offer

MELBOURNE Shares in Santos Ltd fell 9 percent after the Australian gas producer rejected a $10.8 billion takeover offer from U.S.-based Harbour Energy, holding up slightly better than analysts had expected.

22 May 2018

Catholic archbishop convicted in Australia of concealing child sex abuse

MELBOURNE An Australian archbishop was found guilty on Tuesday of concealing child sex abuse by a priest, which Australian media said made him the most senior Catholic in the world to be convicted on such a charge. | Video

21 May 2018

Race on to boost gas supply to Australia's east coast

MELBOURNE A pipeline across Australia and gas imports from as far away as the United States are on the drawing board as the country races to plug a domestic supply gap that is driving up east coast gas prices and threatening jobs.

21 May 2018

Australia's Santos gets final sweetened $10.8 billion bid from Harbour Energy

U.S.-based Harbour Energy made a final offer of $10.8 billion for Australia's Santos Ltd on Monday, hiking its bid for a fifth time in nine months after a steep rise in oil prices and potentially deterring any rival bids.

17 May 2018

Australia's Santos gets $10.4 billion bid from Harbour; investors may want more

SYDNEY U.S. investment fund Harbour Energy formalised its $10.36 billion bid for Australia's Santos Ltd on Thursday but failed to sweeten its offer, dashing hopes of a higher price and sending the oil and gas producer's shares lower.

02 May 2018

Vatican treasurer's trial on historical sex offences to last 10 weeks, court hears

MELBOURNE The trial of Vatican Treasurer George Pell, who has pleaded not guilty to charges of historical sexual offences, is expected to last 10 weeks, an Australian court heard on Wednesday, with his defence lawyer seeking speedy action.

01 May 2018

Vatican treasurer to face trial in Australia on historical sexual offence charges

MELBOURNE Vatican Treasurer George Pell must face trial on charges of historical sexual offences, an Australian court ruled on Tuesday, making him the most senior Catholic official to be tried on such allegations. He pleaded not guilty. | Video

20 Apr 2018

China says had 'professional' encounter with Australian warships in South China Sea

BEIJING/MELBOURNE Chinese and Australian naval vessels had an "encounter" in the South China Sea this week, and China acted professionally and lawfully, its defense ministry said, rejecting reports China challenged Australian warships.

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