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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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14 Jul 2018

Ousted Pakistan PM arrested on return, as bomber kills scores

LAHORE Ousted Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam, both facing lengthy prison terms, were arrested minutes after landing in the country on Friday as they returned seeking to revitalise their flagging party ahead of a July 25 election.

11 Jul 2018

Political 'turncoats' boost Imran Khan's prospects in Pakistan poll

MIANWALI QURESHIAN, Pakistan Makhdum Khusro Bakhtyar, a Pakistani landowner and politician, recently switched to his third party in a decade. That is unlikely to prevent him retaining his seat in parliament this month, thanks to loyalty to a family name that has held sway over politics in this part of central Pakistan for generations.

02 Jul 2018

Abducted Pakistani writer decries 'intimidation' ahead of polls

ISLAMABAD A Pakistani writer and activist says she fears for her life after being briefly abducted from a military cantonment in the city of Lahore on June 5, an incident that triggered national outrage and saw fingers pointed at the powerful armed forces.

06 Jun 2018

'Aliens' and 'angels': euphemisms mask Pakistani election fears

ISLAMABAD In most countries, politicians who warned that aliens were trying to influence an upcoming general election would likely find themselves ridiculed by the media and shunned at the ballot box.

06 Jun 2018

Pakistani journalist critic of military freed after abduction

LAHORE/ISLAMABAD, Pakistan A Pakistani journalist and rights activist who openly criticised the military and its alleged meddling in politics was freed early on Wednesday, several hours after being abducted.

01 Jun 2018

Election to test Pakistan democracy amid allegations of military meddling

ISLAMABAD Intensifying allegations of military interference threaten to cast a shadow over Pakistan's general election on July 25, a historic event that will mark only the country's second ever democratic transition of power.

28 May 2018

'Neutral' ex-judge to rule Pakistan in run-up to tense election

ISLAMABAD Pakistan on Monday appointed former chief justice Nasir-Ul-Mulk as caretaker prime minister until a general election on July 25 which is expected to usher in the second-ever democratic transition in the nuclear armed nation of 208 million people.

26 May 2018

Exclusive: Pakistan seeks economic lifeline with fresh China loans

ISLAMABAD Pakistan expects to obtain fresh Chinese loans worth $1-2 billion to help it avert a balance of payments crisis, Pakistani government sources said, in another sign of Islamabad's growing reliance on Beijing for financial support.

23 May 2018

Pakistan hires UAE banks to raise $200 million loan

DUBAI, May 23 The government of Pakistan is raising a $200 million syndicated loan with three United Arab Emirates (UAE) banks, banking sources familiar with the matter said, as Islamabad clings to external funding to stave off the pressure of balance payments.

11 May 2018

Blow after blow dims re-election hopes of Pakistan's ruling party

ISLAMABAD Reeling from clashes with the judiciary and hobbled by media restrictions linked to the powerful military, Pakistan's ruling party's once-wide path to retaining power is narrowing ahead of a general election this summer.

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