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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 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.

May 10 2018

Cricket - Bangladesh 'really disappointed' at Australia tour cancellation

DHAKA The Bangladesh Cricket Board said it was "really disappointed" that a test tour of Australia had been scrubbed for financial reasons.

Apr 17 2018

Unipec and ENOC place lowest offers in Bangladesh oil import tender: sources

DHAKA Energy traders Unipec and ENOC placed the lowest offers in a tender by Bangladesh Petroleum Corp to buy up to 1.52 million tonnes of oil products for import in the second half of 2018, officials said on Tuesday.

Apr 16 2018

Bangladesh eyes settlement in U.S. cyber heist suit ahead of its own case

NEW YORK/DHAKA An Ecuadorian bank and Wells Fargo have reached an out-of-court settlement over a 2015 cyber heist, providing a possible precedent for the Bangladesh central bank's planned suit to recover $66 million still lost in one of the world's biggest such cases.

Mar 14 2018

Exclusive: Vitol targets Southeast Asia's LNG boom with import projects

LONDON/ISLAMABAD/DHAKA Vitol [VITOLV.UL] is targeting Southeast Asia's booming liquefied natural gas (LNG) markets to boost sales and catch up with rival commodity traders by developing import projects in Pakistan and Bangladesh.

Mar 13 2018

After deadly Nepal crash, Bangladeshi airline defends pilots

KATHMANDU/DHAKA A Bangladeshi airline said on Tuesday its two pilots aboard the plane that crashed in Nepal killing 49 people had both received special training to land at Kathmandu airport and had successfully handled previous flights. | Video

Mar 02 2018

Bangladesh protests against Myanmar troops at border where Rohingya shelter

DHAKA Bangladesh summoned Myanmar's ambassador on Thursday over an increased security presence near their border, where thousands of Rohingya Muslims have been sheltering just inside Myanmar, Bangladesh's foreign ministry said.

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