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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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Nepal to elect new parliament after years of instability

KATHMANDU Nepalis vote on Sunday to choose a new parliament and seven state assemblies hoping to end years of fickle coalitions and complete a tumultuous transition, more than a decade after the end of a civil war.

14 Nov 2017

Nepal scraps $2.5 billion hydropower plant deal with Chinese company

KATHMANDU Nepal has scrapped a $2.5 billion deal with China Gezhouba Group Corporation to build the country's biggest hydropower plant, citing lapses in the award process, the energy minister said.

13 Nov 2017

Nepal scraps $2.5 bln hydropower plant deal with Chinese company

KATHMANDU, Nov 13 Nepal has scrapped a $2.5 billion deal with China Gezhouba Group Corporation to build the country's biggest hydropower plant, citing lapses in the award process, the energy minister said.

10 Nov 2017

Corrected: Nepal bank latest victim in cyber heists, recovers most of the funds

(Corrects headline, paragraph 1 of story from Nov 7 to clarify the bank's system, not SWIFT's, was hacked)

07 Nov 2017

Nepal recovers 'most' of the money hacked from bank

KATHMANDU A bank in Nepal has recovered most of the money stolen after its SWIFT server was hacked last month, two officials, involved in the investigation of the Himalayan nation's first reported cyber heist, said on Tuesday.

28 Oct 2017

Bus plunges into river in Nepal, killing at least 31

KATHMANDU A bus carrying passengers returning from a Hindu festival to the Nepali capital of Kathmandu skidded off the main highway and plunged into a river on Saturday, killing at least 31 people and leaving others trapped, officials said.

22 Sep 2017

Nepal says will measure Mount Everest next year to see if lost height

KATHMANDU Nepal will measure Mount Everest afresh to settle a controversy over height of the world's tallest peak, especially after some estimates suggested it became a little shorter in the wake of an earthquake two years ago, officials said on Friday.

18 Sep 2017

Nepal holds final round of municipal polls, ethnic grievances remain

KATHMANDU Nepalis began voting in the final round of municipal elections on Monday, an important step before a general election in November that will complete a near decade-long democratic transition after the abolition of Nepal's monarchy.

21 Aug 2017

Nepal calls Nov. 26 general election, emerging from upheaval

KATHMANDU Nepal will hold a general election on Nov. 26, the government said on Monday, hoping to conclude a turbulent journey to democracy a decade after a civil war and the abolition of its 239-year-old monarchy.

18 Aug 2017

Aid workers struggle as South Asia floods affect more than 16 million

KATHMANDU/GUWAHATI, India, Aug 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - M ore than 16 million people have been affected by floods in South Asia, aid workers and officials said, with heavy rains and damaged roads hampering relief efforts amid severe food shortages and a growing risk of waterborne diseases.

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