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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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11 Dec 2017

Rahul Gandhi takes helm of Congress party to challenge Modi

NEW DELHI India's main opposition Congress party on Monday elevated Rahul Gandhi, the scion of the country's most fabled political dynasty, as its president, preparing to challenge the dominance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi ahead of national polls in 2019.

11 Dec 2017

Apple, India wrangle over import tax on mobile parts: sources

NEW DELHI Apple Inc has asked India to defer a planned increase in import taxes on mobile phone parts so it can expand its iPhone manufacturing in the country, but the government is unlikely to accede, people familiar with the matter said.

04 Dec 2017

India fines Monsanto for delays in answering anti-trust questions

NEW DELHI India's anti-trust regulator has fined Monsanto Co 15 million rupees ($233,000) for being too slow in replying to questions in a competition probe into the U.S. seeds company.

29 Nov 2017

TRAI backs open internet

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI India's telecoms regulator made long-awaited recommendations on Tuesday to ensure an open internet and prevent any discrimination in internet access in the country.

24 Nov 2017

Exclusive: India pares back planned funding for crucial public health scheme

NEW DELHI India has approved a three-year budget for its flagship public health programme almost 20 percent lower than what the health ministry said was needed, according to sources and previously unreported government documents reviewed by Reuters.

15 Nov 2017

Exclusive: Apple to help India develop anti-spam app after face-off with regulator

NEW DELHI Apple Inc has agreed to give limited help to the Indian government to develop an anti-spam mobile application for its iOS platform, after refusing to do so based on privacy concerns, according to sources and documents seen by Reuters.

14 Nov 2017

Uber's South Asia policy chief quits in latest senior departure

NEW DELHI Uber's chief of policy for India and South Asia has quit, two sources familiar with the matter said on Monday, in the latest high-level departure at the online taxi company.

14 Nov 2017

Uber's South Asia policy chief Shweta Rajpal Kohli quits in latest senior departure: sources

NEW DELHI Uber's chief of policy for India and South Asia has quit, two sources familiar with the matter said on Monday, in the latest high-level departure at the online taxi company.

10 Nov 2017

New Delhi declares emergency as toxic smog thickens by the hour

NEW DELHI The Indian capital declared a pollution emergency on Thursday as toxic smog hung over the city for a third day and air quality worsened by the hour. | Video

09 Nov 2017

Delhi schools shut for rest of week as toxic smog thickens, chokes

NEW DELHI Delhi's government on Wednesday ordered schools shut for the rest of the week as air pollution worsened and criticism mounted over the failure of authorities to tackle the public health crisis. | Video

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