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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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15 Aug 2018

India's Modi announces space mission, health scheme as election nears

NEW DELHI India will launch its first manned space mission by 2022 and roll out a health insurance scheme from September, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday in his last Independence Day speech ahead of next year's general election.

31 Jul 2018

Indian state's controversial citizens' list unites Modi critics

NEW DELHI One of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's biggest critics is rallying opposition parties against his government after a new list of citizens excluded 4 million people from a border state in a drive against illegal immigrants.

30 Jul 2018

Muslim survivors of Indian massacre shaken by citizenship test

NELLIE, India Thirty-six years after losing his parents, sister and a four-year-old daughter in one of India's worst sectarian massacres, Abdul Suban says he is still trying to prove he's a citizen of the Hindu-majority nation.

22 Jul 2018

India vows justice as many Muslims fear being left off citizen list

NEW DELHI India said on Sunday people whose names are missing from a list of citizens to be issued by a border state this month will not be detained, amid concerns that Muslims will be targeted under the guise of detecting illegal immigrants from Bangladesh.

12 Jul 2018

British lawyer for jailed Bangladeshi ex-PM 'outraged' by India entry denial

NEW DELHI A British parliamentarian and lawyer, who is a counsel for jailed Bangladeshi politician Khaleda Zia, said on Thursday he was outraged by India's decision to deny him entry to address a press conference defending his client and meet a human rights body.

03 Jul 2018

India's PNB to shutter most operations in fraud-hit Mumbai branch - sources

MUMBAI India's Punjab National Bank (PNB) is closing nearly all its operations in a Mumbai branch that was at the heart of a $2 billion (1.52 billion pounds)fraud, according to four sources with knowledge of the decision.

03 Jul 2018

EXCLUSIVE-India's PNB to shutter most operations in fraud-hit Mumbai branch - sources

MUMBAI, July 3 India's Punjab National Bank (PNB) is closing nearly all its operations in a Mumbai branch that was at the heart of a $2 billion fraud, according to four sources with knowledge of the decision.

14 Jun 2018

Vedanta mulls options for Indian iron ore workers after shutdown: sources

NEW DELHI Vedanta Resources is considering options including lay-offs for some of the 2,000 employees of its iron ore business in southwest India that was shut down by a court, two sources said, as it struggles with a series of setbacks in the country.

14 Jun 2018

Vedanta mulls options for Indian iron ore workers after shutdown-sources

NEW DELHI, June 14 Vedanta Resources is considering options including lay-offs for some of the 2,000 employees of its iron ore business in southwest India that was shut down by a court, two sources said, as it struggles with a series of setbacks in the country.

13 Jun 2018

'Avatar' tribe poses second challenge to Vedanta after deadly India protests

LANJIGARH, India After an Indian state shut a copper smelter run by Vedanta Resources following deadly protests, the company faces another challenge 1,000 miles away, where axe-toting tribesmen and environmentalists have joined forces to demand the closure of an alumina refinery.

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