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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 12 2018

Arrested and killed: inside the Bangladesh prime minister's war on drugs

DHAKA Bangladesh police arrested Riazul Islam as he was walking home from his in-laws' house. At 3:15 a.m., he was shot dead in a sandy field beside a set of railroad tracks north of Dhaka. | Video

Aug 10 2018

Overworked, underpaid: Bangladesh bus drivers say accidents not entirely their fault

DHAKA Khurshid Alam says he pulls 17-hour shifts three days a week driving a private bus in Dhaka, where tens of thousands of students held angry protests for over a week demanding an end to rash driving that killed two teenagers late last month.

Aug 06 2018

Bangladesh protests spur cabinet to toughen punishment for traffic deaths

DHAKA Bangladesh's cabinet on Monday approved raising the maximum jail time for rash driving deaths to five years from three, the law minister said, as students protested for a ninth day over the deaths of two teenagers killed by a speeding bus in Dhaka.

Aug 02 2018

Bangladesh sees stalled floating LNG terminal starting operations in days

DHAKA A vessel that arrived in Bangladesh in April to offload its maiden cargo of liquefied natural gas and moor permanently as an import terminal should begin operations "within a week" after bad weather hampered its start-up, an official said on Thursday.

Aug 02 2018

Bangladesh sees stalled floating LNG terminal starting operations in days

DHAKA, Aug 2 A vessel that arrived in Bangladesh in April to offload its maiden cargo of liquefied natural gas and moor permanently as an import terminal should begin operations "within a week" after bad weather hampered its start-up, an official said on Thursday.

Jul 04 2018

Killings sow fear inside Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh

COX'S BAZAR/DHAKA, Bangladesh Bangladesh is deploying thousands of extra police to Rohingya refugee camps in the south, officials said, after a series of mostly unexplained killings that have sown fear among hundreds of thousands of people who have fled from neighboring Myanmar.

Jun 07 2018

Bangladesh body count mounts; group urges U.N. action to stop drug war

DHAKA/MUMBAI The death toll in a Bangladeshi "zero tolerance" crackdown on drugs has risen to 140, with about 18,000 people arrested, the government said on Thursday, as a group of activists urged the United Nations to step in to stop the bloodshed.

Jun 07 2018

Bangladesh slaps 28 percent tax on rice imports

DHAKA/MUMBAI Bangladesh is imposing a 28 percent tax on rice imports to support its farmers after local production revived, Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith said on Thursday.

May 24 2018

Bollywood actress urges world to step up support for Rohingya women, children

DHAKA Bollywood actress and UNICEF goodwill ambassador Priyanka Chopra called on the international community on Thursday to step up support for Rohingya women and children who fled to Bangladesh from a military crackdown in Myanmar.

May 15 2018

Bangladesh discontinues talks with Trafigura over LNG import terminal

DHAKA/LONDON, May 15 Bangladesh has discontinued talks with Swiss-based commodity trader Trafigura to install a small floating liquefied natural gas (LNG ) import terminal due to delays in agreeing terms, a government official said.

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