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Sanjeev Miglani

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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16 Aug 2017

Cracking down on 'black' money, India steps up scrutiny of shell firms

NEW DELHI/KOLKATA When India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi banned high-denomination currency bills in a surprise move late last year, authorities noticed a surge in shell companies depositing cash in banks, seemingly in a bid to hide who owned that wealth.

16 Aug 2017

India, China soldiers involved in border altercation: Indian sources

NEW DELHI/SRINAGAR, India Indian and Chinese soldiers were involved in an altercation in the western Himalayas on Tuesday, Indian sources said, further raising tensions between the two countries which are already locked in a two-month standoff in another part of the disputed border.

14 Aug 2017

India says to deport all Rohingya regardless of U.N. registration

NEW DELHI All of an estimated 40,000 Rohingya Muslims living in India are illegal immigrants, even those registered with the U.N. refugee agency, and the government aims to deport them, a senior government official told Reuters.

12 Aug 2017

India's military steps up operational readiness on China border

NEW DELHI India's military has increased operational readiness along the eastern Indian border with China, sources said, as neither side shows any sign of backing off from a face-off in a remote Himalayan region near their disputed frontier.

09 Aug 2017

Diplomacy fails to defuse India, China border crisis: sources

NEW DELHI India's diplomatic efforts to end a seven-week military standoff with China have hit a roadblock, people briefed on the talks said, prompting Chinese state-run media to trumpet rhetoric of "unavoidable countermeasures" on the unmarked border.

02 Aug 2017

Apple seeks tax breaks for suppliers to make iPhones in India: sources

NEW DELHI Apple Inc has asked the Indian government to extend tax breaks to its suppliers if India seeks to become a manufacturing hub for iPhones and its components.

21 Jul 2017

India says in quiet diplomacy with China to tackle border stand-off

NEW DELHI When Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met on the sidelines of a regional conference last month, officials said they reached an understanding not to let the two countries' long-standing "differences become disputes".

10 Jul 2017

U.S. carrier group leads biggest yet drills with India and Japan

NEW DELHI A U.S. aircraft carrier strike group began naval exercises with India and Japan on Monday that the U.S. navy said would help the three countries tackle maritime threats in the Asia-Pacific region.

06 Jul 2017

Vietnam renews India oil deal in tense South China Sea

HANOI/NEW DELHI Vietnam has extended an Indian oil concession in the South China Sea and begun drilling in another area it disputes with China in moves that could heighten tensions over who owns what in the vital maritime region.

03 Jul 2017

Modi heads to Israel, lifting the curtain on close ties

NEW DELHI/TEL AVIV Narendra Modi begins a first visit to Israel by an Indian prime minister on Tuesday, in a public embrace of a country that he has long admired for its military and technical expertise but which his predecessors kept at arm's length.

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