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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

Aug 10 2018

Exclusive: As Trump cracks down on Pakistan, U.S. cuts military training programs

ISLAMABAD/WASHINGTON President Donald Trump's administration has quietly started cutting scores of Pakistani officers from coveted training and educational programs that have been a hallmark of bilateral military relations for more than a decade, U.S. officials say. | Video

Jul 28 2018

Pakistan's Khan in coalition talks with small party, independents

ISLAMABAD Pakistan's likely new prime minister Imran Khan opened coalition talks with at least one smaller party and independent politicians on Saturday, a spokesman said, after the announcement of full results of an election disputed by rivals.

Jul 27 2018

Main parties concede Pakistan election to Imran Khan; protests threatened by others

ISLAMABAD Pakistan's former ruling party conceded defeat to cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan ahead of final results from the country's disputed election, which European Union monitors said on Friday had not been fought on a level playing field. | Video

Jul 27 2018

Pakistan's Khan talks of U.S. ties, but anti-American rhetoric has many wary

ISLAMABAD Over the years, Pakistan's Imran Khan has been known for his anti-American rhetoric, once even suggesting he might, as prime minister, order the shooting down of U.S. drones targeting al Qaeda figures along the Pakistan-Afghan border.

Jul 26 2018

Pakistan's Imran Khan declares victory as rivals cry foul

ISLAMABAD Pakistani cricket legend Imran Khan declared victory on Thursday in a divisive general election, and said he was ready to lead the nuclear-armed nation despite a long delay in ballot counting and allegations of vote-rigging from his main opponents. | Video

Jul 26 2018

'Kaptaan' Khan's slog from sports icon to Pakistan's likely new leader

ISLAMABAD For Pakistani cricket legend-turned-politician Imran Khan, his party's first place in a national election, putting him on the brink of becoming the country's next prime minister, is the culmination of a battle that started more than two decades ago.

Jul 26 2018

'Kaptaan' Khan's slog from sports icon to Pakistan's likely new leader

ISLAMABAD For Pakistani cricket legend-turned-politician Imran Khan, his party's first place in a national election, putting him on the brink of becoming the country's next prime minister, is the culmination of a battle that started more than two decades ago.

Jul 26 2018

'Kaptaan' Khan's slog from sports icon to Pakistan's likely new leader

ISLAMABAD For Pakistani cricket legend-turned-politician Imran Khan, his party's first place in a national election, putting him on the brink of becoming the country's next prime minister, is the culmination of a battle that started more than two decades ago.

Jul 23 2018

Pakistan military calls for probe into judge's claims against spy agency

ISLAMABAD Pakistan's top court on Sunday said it had begun reviewing statements made by a judge alleging the country's spy agencies were influencing judicial proceedings, as the powerful military called for an investigation.

Jul 20 2018

Pakistan gives army broad election powers at polling stations

ISLAMABAD Pakistan's election authorities have granted broad judicial powers to the powerful military at polling stations during next week's general election, a rare move that has fanned concern among political parties and human rights groups.

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