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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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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.

13 Mar 2018

After deadly Nepal crash, Bangladeshi airline defends pilots

KATHMANDU/DHAKA A Bangladeshi airline said on Tuesday its two pilots aboard the plane that crashed in Nepal killing 49 people had both received special training to land at Kathmandu airport and had successfully handled previous flights. | Video

13 Mar 2018

Flight data recorder retrieved from wreckage of Nepal plane crash

KATHMANDU, March 13 Investigators have retrieved the flight data recorder from the wreckage of a US-Bangla Airlines passenger plane that crashed, killing at least 49 people on board, as it attempted to land at Kathmandu, a senior airport official in Nepal's capital said on Tuesday.

12 Mar 2018

Bangladeshi plane crashes in Nepal, killing at least 49

KATHMANDU At least 49 people were killed on Monday when a Bangladeshi airliner crashed in cloudy weather as it came in to land at the Nepalese capital's hill-ringed airport, officials said. | Video

26 Feb 2018

Nepal's new prime minister names former c.bank chief as finance minister

KATHMANDU Nepal's prime minister on Monday named former central banker Yubaraj Khatiwada as the Himalayan nation's finance minister, to revive a quake-hit economy emerging from a long civil conflict.

26 Feb 2018

Nepal victims despair despite new government's pledge over war crimes

KATHMANDU (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - It was shortly before lunch on a January afternoon when rebels stormed a village school in the mountains of central Nepal, dragged headmaster Muktinath Adhikari from the classroom, tied him to a tree trunk, and shot him in the head.

15 Feb 2018

Moderate Nepali communist Oli to 'balance China, India' as new PM

KATHMANDU Nepal President Bidhya Devi Bhandari on Thursday appointed moderate communist K.P. Sharma Oli, who led an alliance with former Maoist rebels to a sweeping victory in recent elections, as prime minister.

05 Feb 2018

Nepal must punish recruiters who exploit migrant workers: U.N.

KATHMANDU (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nepal must punish recruitment agencies that charge migrant workers illegally high fees to find jobs abroad, leaving them vulnerable to exploitation, the United Nations said on Monday.

26 Jan 2018

Everest climb chronicler Elizabeth Hawley dies in Nepal

KATHMANDU Elizabeth Hawley, a leading chronicler of expeditions on Himalayan peaks in Nepal, died on Friday at a private hospital in Kathmandu, her doctor said. She was 94.


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