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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

Jun 09 2018

Maldives election body sets Sept date for presidential election

MALE Maldives presidential election will be held in September, the country's Election Commission chief said late on Friday, a week after the European Union and some Western nations urged the country to hold a transparent, credible poll.

Jun 01 2018

EU, West urge Maldives to hold credible, transparent presidential poll

MALE The European Union and some Western nations on Friday urged the Maldives to hold a credible and transparent presidential poll, after police executing a court order disrupted an opposition effort to pick a candidate for the September election.

Mar 22 2018

Maldives president lifts state of emergency after 45 days

MALE Maldives President Abdulla Yameen lifted a 45-day-long state of emergency on Thursday which had outlawed protests during a surge in political turmoil, saying he wanted things to return to normal.

Mar 17 2018

Maldives police arrest 139 opposition protesters under emergency rule

MALE Police in Maldives arrested at least 139 opposition protesters, its spokesman said on Saturday, as they attempted to defy orders under the state of emergency and march into the high security zone in capital Male.

Feb 27 2018

Maldives opposition protesters arrested after court validates emergency rule

MALE Maldives police have arrested at least another four opposition members under state of emergency laws for protesting against President Abdulla Yameen's government, the opposition said on Tuesday.

Feb 26 2018

Maldives opposition protesters arrested after top court validates emergency rule

MALE, Feb 27 Maldives police arrested at least four opposition members under state of emergency laws for protesting against President Abdulla Yameen's government, the opposition said on Tuesday.

Feb 21 2018

Prosecutor calls Maldives' extension of state of emergency unconstitutional: sources, media

MALE The extension of a state of emergency in the Maldives was unconstitutional, the country's prosecutor general has said, according to two sources and local media on Wednesday.

Feb 20 2018

Maldives parliament approves extension of state of emergency by 30 days

MALE Parliament in the Maldives on Tuesday approved a 30-day extension of a state of emergency sought by President Abdulla Yameen who cited an ongoing national security threat and constitutional crisis.

Feb 19 2018

Maldives leader seeks approval to extend state of emergency

MALE Maldives President Abdulla Yameen on Monday sought parliamentary approval to extend a state of emergency by 30 days, saying a threat to national security had not diminished and a constitutional crisis had not been resolved.

Feb 17 2018

Maldives police arrest 25 after protest demanding leader's arrest

MALE Maldives police arrested 25 people under a state of emergency, opposition legislators said on Saturday, after thousands of protesters gathered a day earlier to call for the detention of the president and release of opposition leaders.

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