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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

Jan 17 2018

Israel's Netanyahu says Indian peace hero Gandhi an inspiration

NEW DELHI Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited the home of Mahatma Gandhi on Wednesday, saying modern India's founding father and promoter of peace was an inspiration for humanity.

Jan 12 2018

Four judges criticize India's top court in rare public spat

NEW DELHI Four justices of India's top court on Friday criticized its distribution of cases to judges and raised concerns about judicial appointments, in an unprecedented public airing of problems at one of the country's most respected institutions.

Nov 14 2017

India's trade deficit widens to near 3-year high in October

NEW DELHI India's trade deficit widened to its highest in nearly three years in October, government data showed on Tuesday, as export growth contracted for the first time after more than a year.

Nov 03 2017

NTPC power plant blast death toll climbs to 29

NEW DELHI The death toll from a blast at a coal-fired power plant in northern India rose to at least 29 on Thursday, as authorities launched an investigation into the cause of one of the country's worst industrial accidents in years.

Nov 02 2017

Inquiry ordered into deadly Indian power plant blast

NEW DELHI Indian authorities on Thursday ordered an inquiry to determine within seven days the cause of a blast at a coal-fired power plant that killed 26 people and injured more than 100 -- one of the country's worst industrial accidents in years.

Aug 09 2017

Talks are only way for India, China to end standoff, Dalai Lama says

NEW DELHI India and China will have to resolve their prolonged military standoff in a remote Himalayan region through talks, the Dalai Lama said on Wednesday, ruling out the chance of war because it would be destructive to both parties.

Jun 29 2017

After lynchings, India's Modi condemns violence in name of cow worship

NEW DELHI Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday broke his silence over a wave of attacks on people accused of eating beef or slaughtering cows, saying that killing in the name of an animal sacred to majority Hindus was wrong.

Feb 01 2017

India unveils budget for recovery, and the poor, after cash crackdown

NEW DELHI India unveiled a budget on Wednesday to help the poor with hikes in government spending and cuts in taxes as Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeks to win back the sympathy of voters hit hard by his recent crackdown on "black money". | Video

Jan 01 2017

India's PM Modi defends cash ban, announces incentives

NEW DELHI Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a series of incentives to the poor, farmers, women and small businesses on Saturday in a New Year's address, and defended his recent decision to abolish high denomination bank notes.

Jul 03 2016

At least 40 feared dead in rains, landslides in northern India

NEW DELHI At least 40 people were feared dead following a downpour that triggered flash floods and landslides in northern Indian Uttarakhand state over the weekend, a state official said.

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