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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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12 Jan 2018

Pakistan army chief says nation felt 'betrayed' by U.S. criticism

ISLAMABAD Pakistan's army chief told a top U.S. general the nation "felt betrayed" by criticism that it was not doing enough to fight terrorism, the Pakistani military said on Friday, after U.S. President Donald Trump accused Pakistan of "lies and deceit".

28 Nov 2017

Pakistan army's role in focus as Islamists end blasphemy blockade

ISLAMABAD When hardline Pakistani Islamists signed an agreement with the government on Monday to end a crippling blockade of the nation's capital, the text of their deal concluded by thanking the army chief who it said had "saved the nation from a big catastrophe".

25 Nov 2017

Pakistan government calls in army after police, Islamists clash

ISLAMABAD Pakistan's government on Saturday called on the army to help clear a sit-in by Islamist hard-liners blockading the capital after police clashed with activists and religious protests spread to other cities.

27 Aug 2017

Pakistan postpones U.S. visit after Trump speech

ISLAMABAD Pakistan postponed a visit by a U.S. acting Assistant Secretary of State, officials said, as small protests broke out against President Donald Trump's accusations that Islamabad was prolonging the war in Afghanistan.

19 Aug 2017

U.S. CentCom chief visits Pakistan as Trump weighs relationship

The chief of the U.S. Central Command visited Pakistan on Saturday, as President Donald Trump's administration debated the future of its relations with Islamabad, part of a review of the war in neighbouring Afghanistan.

31 Jul 2017

After campaign to oust Pakistan PM, Imran Khan looks to take the job

ISLAMABAD As Pakistani cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan prepared for a victory rally to celebrate the success of his campaign to remove Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from office, he said his aim was to take the job himself next year.

30 Jul 2017

Ousted Pakistani PM Sharif lines up brother to take over

ISLAMABAD Ousted Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif announced plans on Saturday for his brother Shahbaz to take over as leader of the country and lashed out at the Supreme Court ruling that barred him from office.

03 Jul 2017

No regional peace without Pakistan, U.S. senator McCain says in visit

ISLAMABAD U.S. Senator John McCain said on Sunday there could be "no peace" in Afghanistan or the rest of the region without Pakistan's cooperation, as he visited Islamabad ahead of a review from the United States of its Afghan war strategy.

25 Jun 2017

China urges Afghans, Pakistan to form crisis-management mechanism

ISLAMABAD China's foreign minister has urged leaders in Afghanistan and Pakistan to improve relations and establish a crisis prevention and management mechanism during visits to both countries, the Chinese foreign ministry said.

20 May 2017

World Bank sees Pakistan FY17 growth at 5.2 pct, highest in nine years

ISLAMABAD, May 20 The World Bank on Saturday forecast Pakistan's GDP growth in fiscal year 2017 to climb to 5.2 percent, the highest expansion rate in nine years, boosted by consumer confidence and fiscal reforms.

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