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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

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Exclusive: Pakistan seeks economic lifeline with fresh China loans

ISLAMABAD Pakistan expects to obtain fresh Chinese loans worth $1-2 billion to help it avert a balance of payments crisis, Pakistani government sources said, in another sign of Islamabad's growing reliance on Beijing for financial support.

May 23 2018

Pakistan hires UAE banks to raise $200 million loan

DUBAI, May 23 The government of Pakistan is raising a $200 million syndicated loan with three United Arab Emirates (UAE) banks, banking sources familiar with the matter said, as Islamabad clings to external funding to stave off the pressure of balance payments.

May 11 2018

Blow after blow dims re-election hopes of Pakistan's ruling party

ISLAMABAD Reeling from clashes with the judiciary and hobbled by media restrictions linked to the powerful military, Pakistan's ruling party's once-wide path to retaining power is narrowing ahead of a general election this summer.

May 01 2018

Pakistan PM inaugurates long-delayed new airport in capital Islamabad

ISLAMABAD Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Tuesday inaugurated the long-delayed new airport in the capital, Islamabad, replacing the cramped Benazir Bhutto airport often criticized by travelers.

Apr 29 2018

Pakistan's Imran Khan woos poor, vows radical change in election pitch

LAHORE, Pakistan Pakistani opposition figure Imran Khan on Sunday vowed to sweep to power in upcoming elections, promising radical change for the poor at a campaign kick-off rally in the city of Lahore that has long been the power base of ousted premier Nawaz Sharif.

Apr 26 2018

Pakistani court disqualifies foreign minister in new blow to ruling party

ISLAMABAD A Pakistani court disqualified Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif from parliament on Thursday, striking another blow to the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) party ahead of a general election due in a few months.

Apr 13 2018

More delays in GE power plants a worry for Pakistan's ruling party

ISLAMABAD A pledge by Pakistan's ruling party to end electricity outages ahead of a general election in mid-2018 is being undermined by the possibility of further delays in new power plants that run on General Electric's flagship gas turbines.

Apr 12 2018

Exclusive: Pakistan could face U.S. aid cuts over human trafficking - sources

ISLAMABAD/WASHINGTON The Trump administration is warning Pakistan it could lose U.S. civilian aid worth tens of millions of dollars this year if Washington finds that the South Asian nation has not done enough to combat human trafficking, U.S. officials said.

Mar 27 2018

Pakistan defends nuclear safety record after U.S. sanctions companies

ISLAMABAD Pakistan has defended its record on nuclear safety after the United States sanctioned seven Pakistani companies over alleged links to the nuclear trade, saying the suspicions over the companies should not be used to discredit it.

Mar 26 2018

U.S. sanctions Pakistani companies over nuclear trade

ISLAMABAD The United States has imposed sanctions on seven Pakistani companies over suspicion they have links to the nuclear trade, potentially hurting Pakistan's ambitions to join the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG).


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