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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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14 Nov 2017

Tillerson to press Myanmar army chief to halt violence so Rohingya can return

YANGON U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will stress the need to halt violence and stabilise Rakhine State when he meets the head of Myanmar's military on Wednesday in a bid to ease the Rohingya refugee crisis, a senior State Department official said.

26 Oct 2017

U.N. rejects Myanmar claim that it agreed to help build housing for refugees

YANGON A UN settlement programme, UN-Habitat in Myanmar, on Thursday rejected a state media report that it had agreed to help build housing for people fleeing violence in the northern Myanmar state of Rakhine, where an army operation has displaced hundreds of thousands.

17 Oct 2017

China to take 70 percent stake in strategic port in Myanmar - official

YANGON China has agreed take a 70 percent stake in a strategically important sea port in Myanmar, at the lower end of a proposed range amid local concerns about Beijing's growing economic clout in the country, a senior government official said.

22 Sep 2017

Rohingya crisis dents Myanmar hopes of Western investment boom

YANGON/HONG KONG When officials from Myanmar's commercial capital Yangon toured six European countries in June, they were hoping to drum up investment in transport, energy and education.

14 Sep 2017

In a first, Myanmar's 'ethnic cleansing' unites Suu Kyi's party, army and public

YANGON If there's one thing that unites Aung San Suu Kyi's party, the army that once tried to crush her, and the majority of people in mostly Buddhist Myanmar, it is their vehement dislike of the Rohingya Muslims, seen as a threat to national security.

14 Sep 2017

In a first, Myanmar's 'ethnic cleansing' unites Suu Kyi's party, army and public

YANGON If there's one thing that unites Aung San Suu Kyi's party, the army that once tried to crush her, and the majority of people in mostly Buddhist Myanmar, it is their vehement dislike of the Rohingya Muslims, seen as a threat to national security.

14 Sep 2017

In a first, Myanmar's 'ethnic cleansing' unites Suu Kyi's party, army and public

YANGON If there's one thing that unites Aung San Suu Kyi's party, the army that once tried to crush her, and the majority of people in mostly Buddhist Myanmar, it is their vehement dislike of the Rohingya Muslims, seen as a threat to national security.

18 Aug 2017

Myanmar retains tough clause in communications law despite calls for repeal

YANGON Myanmar's parliament on Friday made minor changes to a controversial telecommunications law, amendments rights monitors say will do little to address concern the law is used to curb criticism of the authorities and reporting of corruption.

16 Aug 2017

Suu Kyi's man in Yangon under fire over transit deal with China

YANGON Aung San Suu Kyi's first major infrastructure project could hardly be more visible - hundreds of new yellow buses now plying the streets of Yangon in what her ruling party hopes will be a potent symbol of how it is transforming peoples' lives.

07 Aug 2017

Insight: Suu Kyi's man in Yangon under fire over transit deal with China

YANGON Aung San Suu Kyi's first major infrastructure project could hardly be more visible - hundreds of new yellow buses now plying the streets of Yangon in what her ruling party hopes will be a potent symbol of how it is transforming peoples' lives.

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