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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 Jun 2017

Cattle slaughter crackdown ripples through India's leather industry

AGRA, India In the backstreets of Agra's Muslim quarter, where shoes have been made for centuries, small-scale manufacturers are firing workers and families cutting back on spending as a government crackdown on cattle slaughter ripples through the community. | Video

15 Jun 2017

Cattle slaughter crackdown ripples through India's leather industry

AGRA, India In the backstreets of Agra's Muslim quarter, where shoes have been made for centuries, small-scale manufacturers are firing workers and families cutting back on spending as a government crackdown on cattle slaughter ripples through the community.

25 May 2017

India to pick industry champions as defence buying plan cleared

NEW DELHI India approved on Wednesday a long-awaited policy to boost local defence manufacturing by effectively picking industry champions that would tie up with foreign players to make submarines, fighter jets, helicopters and armoured vehicles.

11 May 2017

Spontaneous protests wrongfoot police, loosening India's grip on Kashmir

PULWAMA, India Images of students confronting police on campuses have come to symbolise Kashmiri protests against Indian rule as much as gun-toting militants in fatigues, in what security officials and separatist leaders say is a dangerous new phase of the conflict.

20 Apr 2017

Advani, Bharti and Joshi to be tried in Babri Masjid demolition case

NEW DELHI A government minister from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and several top party colleagues must face trial for their alleged role in the 1992 demolition of a mosque by a Hindu mob, the Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday.

18 Apr 2017

Violence spikes in Kashmir after videos inflame tension

SRINAGAR, India/NEW DELHI Militants have stepped up attacks in contested Indian-ruled Kashmir, including raids on the homes of police officers, amid a spike in violence after the army allegedly tied a man to the front of a jeep as a human shield. | Video

17 Apr 2017

Violence spikes in Indian Kashmir after videos inflame tension

SRINAGAR, India/NEW DELHI Militants have stepped up attacks in Indian-ruled Kashmir and police warned officers not to go home, amid a spike in violence in the contested region, after the army allegedly tied a man to the front of a jeep as a human shield. | Video

08 Apr 2017

EXCLUSIVE - India's Ganges clean-up in a shambles, Modi intervenes

NEW DELHI/KANPUR, India India's $3 billion plan to clean the holy Ganges river is badly behind schedule with large stretches contaminated by toxic waste and sewage, forcing Prime Minister Narendra Modi to intervene, according to government officials and documents seen by Reuters.

31 Mar 2017

Afghans deported from Europe arrive home, to war and unemployment

KABUL Two more planes carrying Afghans deported from Europe landed in Kabul this week, failed asylum seekers sent back under an agreement between the European Union and Afghan government.

25 Mar 2017

EXCLUSIVE: Short of track, Indian Railways eyes private suppliers in blow to state steel firm

NEW DELHI Indian Railways is considering ending state-owned Steel Authority of India Ltd's (SAIL) virtual monopoly on supplying steel for standard rail tracks, opening up annual purchases worth up to $700 million to the private sector, people close to the matter told Reuters.

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