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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.

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11 Jun 2018

Pakistan's new rupee devaluation shows economic risk before election

KARACHI/ISLAMABAD The Pakistani rupee slumped 3.8 percent against the dollar on Monday before slightly recovering in what appeared to be the third currency devaluation in seven months by the central bank amid fears of a balance of payments crisis.

10 Jun 2018

Pakistan army denies involvement in abduction of writer Bukhari

ISLAMABAD Pakistan's army on Saturday denied any involvement in the abduction of a writer and rights activist who was kidnapped for several hours this week.

09 Jun 2018

Pakistan army denies involvement in abduction of writer Bukhari

ISLAMABAD Pakistan's army on Saturday denied any involvement in the abduction of a writer and rights activist who was kidnapped for several hours this week.

09 Jun 2018

Pakistan army denies involvement in abduction of writer Bukhari

ISLAMABAD, June 9 Pakistan's army on Saturday denied any involvement in the abduction of a writer and rights activist who was kidnapped for several hours this week.

06 Jun 2018

Pakistan's anti-graft agency orders probe of former PMs over LNG terminal

ISLAMABAD Pakistan's anti-corruption agency has approved an inquiry into former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and his predecessor Nawaz Sharif over a liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal project, the agency said on Wednesday.

06 Jun 2018

Pakistan's anti-graft agency orders probe of former PMs over LNG terminal

ISLAMABAD Pakistan's anti-corruption agency has approved an inquiry into former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and his predecessor Nawaz Sharif over a liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal project, the agency said on Wednesday.

01 Jun 2018

Election to test Pakistan democracy amid allegations of military meddling

ISLAMABAD Intensifying allegations of military interference threaten to cast a shadow over Pakistan's general election on July 25, a historic event that will mark only the country's second ever democratic transition of power.

29 May 2018

Pakistan's emboldened judiciary poses headache for ruling party ahead of polls

ISLAMABAD Visibly annoyed, Pakistan's Chief Justice Saqib Nisar picks up a dirty steel bowl, displays it to a barrage of TV cameras, slams it against a rack, and shouts: "You serve food in it?"

28 May 2018

Pakistan orders probe of ex-spymaster over 'Spy Chronicles' book

ISLAMABAD Pakistan's army ordered an inquiry on Monday into a former spy chief for co-writing a book with the ex-chief of an intelligence agency from arch-rival India that has stirred controversy on a range of issues.

26 May 2018

Pakistan to hold general election on July 25 - officials

ISLAMABAD Pakistan will hold a general election on July 25 and President Mamnoon Hussain has approved the date, electoral officials said on Saturday, as the government enters its final week in office.

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