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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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Promises, promises, Imran Khan raises Pakistani hopes sky high

ISLAMABAD From creating 10 million jobs to building an Islamic welfare state and restoring Pakistan's tattered image abroad, new premier Imran Khan is facing a problem of his own making: runaway expectations raised by his lofty rhetoric.

09 Aug 2018

Pakistan's Imran Khan calls for more 'trustworthy' ties with U.S.

ISLAMABAD Pakistani prime minister-in-waiting Imran Khan called for more "trustworthy" ties with the United States which have frayed amid U.S. accusations that Pakistan is aiding Islamist insurgents waging war in Afghanistan, something Islamabad denies.

08 Aug 2018

China interested in joining TAPI pipeline project: Pakistan official

ISLAMABAD China is exploring building a spur from Pakistan's territory once the multi-country TAPI natural gas pipeline project begins operating, a Pakistani official said, with the financial close of the project's first phase expected next month.

08 Aug 2018

China interested in joining TAPI pipeline project - Pakistan official

ISLAMABAD, Aug 8 China is exploring building a spur from Pakistan's territory once the multi-country TAPI natural gas pipeline project begins operating, a Pakistani official said, with the financial close of the project's first phase expected next month.

07 Aug 2018

Pakistan to decide on IMF or Chinese bailout by end of Sept - finance minister-in-waiting

ISLAMABAD Pakistan will decide on whether to seek a bailout from the International Monetary Fund or friendly nations such as China by the end of September, according to Asad Umar, the finance minister-in-waiting of the incoming government.

05 Aug 2018

How a phone app and a database served up Imran Khan's Pakistan poll win

ISLAMABAD A phone app and a database of more than 50 million voters were key weapons in the successful campaign of cricket legend Imran Khan in last month's general election, though rivals allege Khan also received clandestine aid from Pakistan's powerful military.

01 Aug 2018

Pakistan dismisses U.S. concerns about IMF bailout and China

ISLAMABAD Pakistan on Wednesday dismissed U.S. concerns that any new International Monetary Fund bailout for the South Asian nation would be used to repay Chinese debt as "totally wrong".

31 Jul 2018

India's Modi and Pakistan's Khan discuss regional peace in post-election call

ISLAMABAD Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi called Imran Khan on Monday to congratulate him on his party's victory in the Pakistan general election, with both men discussing regional peace.

27 Jul 2018

Pakistan's Imran Khan faces tough test in looming economic crisis

ISLAMABAD Equity and bond markets have welcomed Imran Khan's victory in Pakistan's disputed election, but the former cricket hero faces a tough slog to avert a currency crisis and implement long-term reforms needed to end decades of boom-and-bust cycles.

27 Jul 2018

Pakistan's Imran Khan faces tough test in looming economic crisis

ISLAMABAD Equity and bond markets have welcomed Imran Khan's victory in Pakistan's disputed election, but the former cricket hero faces a tough slog to avert a currency crisis and implement long-term reforms needed to end decades of boom-and-bust cycles.

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