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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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Trump talks tough on Pakistan's 'terrorist' havens, but options scarce

ISLAMABAD Outlining a new strategy for the war in Afghanistan, U.S. President Donald Trump chastised Pakistan over its alleged support for Afghan militants - an approach analysts say will probably not change Pakistan's strategic calculations and might push it in directions Washington does not want it to go.

10 Aug 2017

German-born nun devoted to ending leprosy in Pakistan dies aged 87

KARACHI, Pakistan German-born nun Ruth Pfau, who devoted her life to eradicating leprosy in Pakistan, died on Thursday in the southern city of Karachi, a hospital official said. She was 87.

10 Aug 2017

German-born nun devoted to ending leprosy in Pakistan dies aged 87

KARACHI, Pakistan, Aug 10 German-born nun Ruth Pfau, who devoted her life to eradicating leprosy in Pakistan, died on Thursday in the southern city of Karachi, a hospital official said. She was 87.

07 Aug 2017

Would-be suicide bomber sheds light on suspected Pakistani militant web

SHIKARPUR, Pakistan - The confession of a Pakistani teenager who was captured moments before carrying out a suicide attack has given police a rare glimpse into a militant network they say is behind the recent surge in sectarian violence.

30 Jul 2017

Ousted Pakistani PM Sharif lines up brother to take over

ISLAMABAD Ousted Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif announced plans on Saturday for his brother Shahbaz to take over as leader of the country and lashed out at the Supreme Court ruling that barred him from office.

28 Jul 2017

Pakistan faces political turmoil as PM Sharif ousted in wealth probe

ISLAMABAD Pakistan's Supreme Court disqualified Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from office on Friday over undeclared assets, plunging the nuclear-armed South Asian nation into political turmoil after a period of relative stability. | Video

26 Jul 2017

Pakistan fuel tanker owners end strike, bringing halt to panic buying

KARACHI/ISLAMABAD Owners of Pakistani fuel tankers ended their protest strike on its third day on Wednesday, dispelling fears of a fuel shortage that had prompted long queues of panicked fuel buyers at petrol stations countrywide.

26 Jul 2017

Strike by Pakistan fuel tankers enters third day; long queues at stations

KARACHI/ISLAMABAD, July 26 A strike by Pakistani fuel tanker owners entered a third day on Wednesday, with panicked buyers forming huge queues around petrol stations in the capital Islamabad and across the country.

11 Jul 2017

Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif faces pressure after damning corruption probe report

ISLAMABAD Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was fighting for his political future on Tuesday after judicial investigators ruled his family had accumulated unusual wealth, with his allies denouncing the findings and vowing he would clear his name.

07 Jul 2017

Pakistan names new central bank governor amid autonomy concerns

KARACHI/ISLAMABAD Pakistan on Friday appointed former finance ministry official Tariq Bajwa as the new governor of its central bank in a move likely to raise concerns that the independence of the State Bank of Pakistan is being eroded.

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