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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

Feb 16 2018

Sri Lanka PM plans reshuffle in wake of local election drubbing

COLOMBO Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said on Friday he planned to stay in office and reshuffle his cabinet in the wake of a stinging loss in local elections for both parties in the ruling coalition.

Feb 12 2018

Sri Lanka's ex-leader seeks fresh elections after council vote boost

COLOMBO Former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa called on Monday for parliament to be dissolved and fresh elections to be held after a party backed by him won local council polls in the strongest rebuff yet to the unity government.

Feb 11 2018

Party backed by Sri Lanka's ex-president eyes big victory in local polls

COLOMBO A political party backed by Sri Lanka's former president Mahinda Rajapaksa looks set for a landslide victory in local polls, results showed on Sunday, potentially undermining the island nation's unity government and its reform agenda.

Feb 11 2018

Sri Lanka ex-leader-backed party set for landslide victory in local polls

COLOMBO A political party backed by Sri Lanka's former president Mahinda Rajapaksa looks set for a landslide victory in local polls, early results showed on Sunday, potentially undermining the country's unity government and its reform agenda.

Feb 09 2018

Sri Lankans to vote in local elections in key test for ruling coalition

COLOMBO More than 15 million Sri Lankans are set to vote on Saturday in long-delayed local elections after a bitter fight between the two main ruling coalition partners that threatens the unity government's future reforms.

Feb 06 2018

Maldives opposition calls for Indian intervention as president imposes emergency rule

MALE/COLOMBO Maldives President Abdulla Yameen's administration said on Tuesday it had put down a coup after declaring a state of emergency the day before and arresting two Supreme Court justices and opposition figures. | Video

Feb 04 2018

Explainer: Supreme Court said to seek impeachment of Maldives' President

The government of the Maldives will resist any attempt by the Supreme Court to impeach President Abdulla Yameen for disobeying its order last week to release jailed opposition leaders, the attorney general said on Sunday.

Feb 04 2018

Supreme Court said to seek impeachment of Maldives' President

The government of the Maldives will resist any attempt by the Supreme Court to impeach President Abdulla Yameen for disobeying its order last week to release jailed opposition leaders, the attorney general said on Sunday.

Feb 04 2018

Supreme Court said to seek impeachment of Maldives' President

The government of the Maldives will resist any attempt by the Supreme Court to impeach President Abdulla Yameen for disobeying its order last week to release jailed opposition leaders, the attorney general said on Sunday.

Jan 26 2018

Sri Lankan leader says $58 billion foreign debt under previous govt unaccounted for

COLOMBO Sri Lanka's president said on Friday that more than $58 billion, or 90 percent, of foreign loans borrowed by the previous government was unaccounted for in Finance Ministry records.

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