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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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16 Jul 2018

Pakistan opens terrorism investigation against ex-PM's party 10 days before election

LAHORE, Pakistan/ISLAMABAD Pakistani authorities have opened a criminal investigation into leaders of jailed former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's political party under an anti-terrorism law, 10 days before a hotly contested general election, according to police documents.

13 Jul 2018

Pakistan's Imran Khan 'quietly confident' he will be PM

LAHORE, Pakistan Pakistani cricket legend Imran Khan said he was "quietly confident" of victory in a general election this month and that as prime minister, he would drive an anti-corruption and anti-poverty campaign in the south Asian nation.

19 Apr 2018

Exclusive: Pakistan TV channel returning to air after negotiations with military - sources

ISLAMABAD/KARACHI Pakistan's largest TV station has been allowed back on the air at some major cable operators after talks with the military on demands it make changes in political coverage, two officials who work for the channel's media group told Reuters on Wednesday.

01 Apr 2018

'I've never been so happy': Nobel winner Malala in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai says she has pined for her home in Pakistan's picturesque Swat Valley, even as she recalled two years living in fear under the Taliban's harsh interpretation of Islamic law. | Video

29 Mar 2018

Nobel winner Malala in tears on emotional return to Pakistan

ISLAMABAD Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai broke down in tears during an emotional return to her native Pakistan on Thursday, six years after she was shot in the head by Taliban gunmen for advocating greater education of girls. | Video

24 Feb 2018

Global watchdog to put Pakistan back on terrorist financing watchlist: sources

ISLAMABAD A global money-laundering watchdog has decided to place Pakistan back on its terrorist financing watchlist, a government official and a diplomat said on Friday, in a likely blow to Pakistan's economy and its strained relations with the United States. | Video

23 Feb 2018

Global watchdog puts Pakistan back on terrorist financing watchlist - media

ISLAMABAD, Feb 23 A global money-laundering watchdog has placed Pakistan back on its terrorist financing watchlist, Indian media and a diplomatic source said on Friday, in a likely blow to both Pakistan's economy and its strained relations with the United States.

21 Feb 2018

Pakistan Supreme Court rules ousted PM Sharif cannot lead his party

ISLAMABAD Pakistan's Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered that ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif be removed as head of the political party he founded, six months after the court disqualified him as the country's leader over unreported income.

23 Jan 2018

Pakistan's PM says confident GE will fix 'technical' issues with gas turbines

ISLAMABAD Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said on Monday that some of General Electric's flagship new gas turbines in Pakistan were still suffering from technical issues such as "vibration" but he was confident the American company will fix the problems.

22 Jan 2018

Pakistani PM says 'committed' to seizing Islamist charities

ISLAMABAD Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Monday said his government will push ahead with plans to seize control of charities run by an Islamist designated a terrorist by Washington, and warned the United States not to weaken Pakistan.

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