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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

Feb 16 2018

Pakistan could face economic pain from return to terrorist financing 'gray list'

ISLAMABAD/WASHINGTON/HONG KONG The prospect of Pakistan being placed back on a global terrorist financing watchlist could endanger its handful of remaining banking links to the outside world, causing real financial pain to the economy just as a general election looms.

Feb 13 2018

Exclusive: U.S. pushes motion to put Pakistan on global terrorist - financing watchlist

ISLAMABAD The United States has put forward a motion to place Pakistan on a global terrorist-financing watchlist with an anti-money-laundering monitoring group, according to a senior Pakistani official.

Feb 13 2018

Exclusive - U.S. tables motion to put Pakistan on global terrorist-financing watchlist

ISLAMABAD The United States has put forward a motion to place Pakistan on a global terrorist-financing watchlist with an anti-money laundering monitoring group, according to a senior Pakistani official.

Jan 22 2018

Pakistan's PM says confident GE will fix 'technical' issues with gas turbines

ISLAMABAD Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said on Monday that some of General Electric's flagship new gas turbines in Pakistan were still suffering from technical issues such as "vibration" but he was confident the American company will fix the problems.

Jan 22 2018

Pakistani PM says 'committed' to seizing Islamist charities

ISLAMABAD Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Monday said his government will push ahead with plans to seize control of charities run by an Islamist designated a terrorist by Washington, and warned the United States not to weaken Pakistan.

Jan 16 2018

Pakistan clerics issue fatwa against suicide bombings

ISLAMABAD More than 1,800 Pakistani Muslim clerics have issued an Islamic directive, or fatwa, forbidding suicide bombings, in a book unveiled by the government on Tuesday.

Jan 14 2018

Pakistan aims to sell national airline before election

ISLAMABAD Pakistan will try to privatize its national airline before general elections due this year, privatization minister Daniyal Aziz said, as the ruling party seeks to restart sales of state-run businesses.

Jan 10 2018

Pakistani journalist critical of military escapes kidnap attempt

ISLAMABAD A Pakistani journalist, known for criticizing his country's military establishment, said on Wednesday he had narrowly escaped being kidnapped by armed men, in an incident that came months after he complained of being harassed by security services.

Jan 10 2018

Anti-establishment Pakistani journalist escapes kidnap attempt

ISLAMABAD, Jan 10 A Pakistani journalist, known for criticising his country's military establishment, said on Wednesday he had narrowly escaped being kidnapped by armed men, in an incident that came months after he complained of being harassed by the security services.

Jan 05 2018

Pakistani minister decries U.S. as 'friend who always betrays'

ISLAMABAD/LAHORE Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif said the United States was behaving towards Pakistan as "a friend who always betrays" after Washington suspended aid and President Donald Trump accused Islamabad of lies and deceit over many years.

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