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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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29 May 2018

Nepal says to scrap hydropower deal with Chinese firm

KATHMANDU Nepal's government said on Tuesday it will build a 750 megawatt hydroelectric plant that was earlier cleared to be developed by China's state-owned Three Gorges International Corp, in a surprise announcement made while laying out the annual budget.

17 May 2018

Nepal's Maoists, liberal communists unite as biggest left party

KATHMANDU The main group of Nepal's Maoist former rebels and the liberal Communist UML party merged on Thursday to form the Himalayan republic's biggest left party in a move likely to upset southern neighbour India but have China rejoicing.

17 May 2018

Corrected - Two Sherpa climbers set new summit records on Everest

(Corrects name in paragraph two to Kami Rita Sherpa, not Ang Kami Sherpa)

16 May 2018

Nepali Sherpa summits Mount Everest for record 22nd time

KATHMANDU A 48-year-old Nepali mountaineer climbed Mount Everest for a 22nd time on Wednesday, creating a new record for the most summits of the world’s highest mountain, hiking officials said.

15 May 2018

Corrected: Australian climbs Everest, sets fastest seven summit record - hiking official

(Corrects paragraph five to say Carstensz Pyramid is located in Indonesian New Guinea, not Papua New Guinea)

11 May 2018

India and Nepal PMs launch construction of 900 MW power plant

KATHMANDU Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday visited Nepal to launch building work with his counterpart K.P.Sharma Oli on the country's biggest hydroelectric project, as New Delhi seeks to rebuild trust in the Himalayan republic, where China has made deep inroads.

11 May 2018

India's Modi to launch work on Nepal's biggest power plant

KATHMANDU, May 11 Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Friday initiate work on Nepal's biggest hydroelectric project, being built by an Indian company, as he seeks to regain ground in the Himalayan republic where China has made deep inroads.

30 Apr 2018

Nepal's medical drones bring healthcare to the Himalayas

KATHMANDU (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Nepali labourer Om Bahadur Purja sprained his leg in his remote village he would have faced a four-hour trek to the nearest medical centre - but for a pioneering scheme to bring healthcare to the Himalayas.

07 Apr 2018

India agrees to open waterways, rail link to Nepal capital

KATHMANDU India agreed on Saturday to construct a rail link to Nepal's capital, Kathmandu, and to open up inland waterways in the landlocked Himalayan nation that has also been courted by China with transport deals.

04 Apr 2018

Nepal PM to press India for banned currency swap

KATHMANDU Nepali Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli will press India to exchange millions of dollars held in Nepal in banned high-value Indian bank notes during a visit this week to improve ties with its large southern neighbour.

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