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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

Jul 12 2018

Gay sex not an aberration, Indian judge says ahead of ruling on homosexuality ban

NEW DELHI Gay people in India face deep-rooted trauma and live in fear, the Supreme Court said on Thursday before deciding whether or not to scrap a colonial-era ban on homosexuality.

Jul 11 2018

India cuts Iranian oil imports in June ahead of U.S. sanctions

NEW DELHI Indian refiners cut imports of Iranian oil last month as they started weaning their plants off crude from the country to avoid sanctions by the United States that are set to take effect in November.

Jul 11 2018

Indian activists hopeful as top court hears challenge to gay sex ban

NEW DELHI India's top court on Tuesday began hearing arguments challenging a colonial-era law banning homosexuality, and activists said they were optimistic it would be overturned it despite opposition from some ruling lawmakers. | Video

Jul 11 2018

India's Iranian oil imports in June fall 15.9 pct from May as sanctions fears bite - sources

NEW DELHI, July 11 India's oil imports from Iran declined by 15.9 percent in June, the first month after the United States said it would reimpose sanctions on the country, according to data from shipping and industry sources.

Jul 09 2018

Indian court upholds death for 2012 Delhi gang rape convicts

NEW DELHI India's Supreme Court on Monday upheld the death penalty for three men convicted in the gang rape of a young woman in Delhi in 2012, a landmark case that brought an unprecedented level of attention to violence against women in the country.

Jul 05 2018

Indian court denies Vedanta's interim request to reopen copper smelter: lawyer

NEW DELHI India's environmental court did not allow Vedanta Ltd to reopen its copper smelter in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, a lawyer representing the state said on Thursday after a hearing on the matter.

Jul 02 2018

Few Indian shopkeepers turn up for protests against Walmart's Flipkart deal

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI Indian shopkeepers and traders affiliated to a local lobby group held scattered sit-in protests across the country on Monday against Walmart Inc's proposed $16 billion acquisition of e-commerce firm Flipkart. | Video

Jul 02 2018

Volkswagen's Skoda to invest $1.2 billion to revive India sales

NEW DELHI European automaker Skoda plans to produce a new mid-sized sport utility vehicle in India, it said on Monday, as part of a 1-billion-euro ($1.16 billion) investment by its parent Volkswagen to revive sales in one of the world's fastest growing automobile markets.

Jun 26 2018

Court lets trees live to fight another day in India's polluted capital

NEW DELHI Thousands of trees in New Delhi were given a reprieve following protests by residents and angry editorials, as a court put a temporary block on plans to cut them down in order to redevelop government housing estates.

Jun 25 2018

Saudi Aramco CEO says has 2 million barrels per day of spare capacity

NEW DELHI Oil giant Saudi Aramco has spare capacity of 2 million barrels per day (bpd) and can meet additional oil demand in case of any interruption in supplies, the company head said on Monday, days after OPEC agreed a modest increase in oil output from July.

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