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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 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 08 2018

Bangladesh acquits British citizen held since 2016 cafe attack

DHAKA A Bangladesh court on Wednesday acquitted a British man detained without charge for two years on suspicion of involvement in a July 2016 attack on a cafe in Dhaka that killed 22 people, his lawyer said.

Aug 08 2018

Bangladesh demands U.S. embassy withdraw criticism over protests

DHAKA Bangladesh's government demanded on Wednesday that the U.S. embassy withdraw criticism over its handling of days-long student protests in the capital over a fatal traffic accident.

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 05 2018

Bangladesh police fire tear gas to clear protesters blocking traffic

DHAKA Bangladeshi police fired tear gas on Sunday to disperse tens of thousands of students protesting for an eighth day to demand safer roads after two teenagers were mown down by a bus.

Aug 03 2018

Bangladesh student protest spurs warning against opposition meddling

DHAKA A massive student protest in Bangladesh, sparked by the death of two teenagers mowed down by a speeding bus in the capital, has alarmed the government ahead of a general election and prompted a warning against opposition meddling.

Aug 03 2018

Bangladesh student protest spurs warning against opposition meddling

DHAKA, Aug 3 A massive student protest in Bangladesh triggered by the death of two teenagers run down by a speeding bus in the capital has worried the government ahead of a general election and prompted a warning against opposition meddling.

Jul 24 2018

Bangladesh charges eight over 2016 cafe attack, frees British suspect

DHAKA Bangladesh police have charged eight militants over a 2016 attack on a cafe in Dhaka that killed 22 people, and freed a British suspect detained without charge for the past two years.

Jul 11 2018

Bangladesh unveils $5.8 billion energy investment, two JV's with General Electric

DHAKA Bangladesh announced two major energy deals on Wednesday, with a total $5.8 billion investment, two involving U.S. firm General Electric .

Jun 19 2018

Floods kill dozens, displace more than a million in India, Bangladesh

DHAKA/GUWAHATI, India Flash floods triggered by heavy monsoon rains in South Asia have killed dozens of people and displaced more than a million, most in northeast India and Bangladesh, authorities said on Tuesday.

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