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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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18 Nov 2017

India raises import tax on edible oils to highest in a decade

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI India has raised import tax on edible oil to the highest level in more than a decade, the government said in an order, as the world's biggest importer of edible oils tries to support its farmers.

16 Nov 2017

'We're praying': Officials say India will not act on smog this year

NEW DELHI As pollution level climbed to 12 times above the recommended limit this week in India's capital, government officials said they knew what was needed to control the smoky haze, but nothing would be done, at least this year.

07 Nov 2017

Exclusive: State miner NMDC plans bid for $9 billion diamond mine, sources say

NEW DELHI India's state-owned miner NMDC Ltd plans to bid for a $9 billion diamond project in Madhya Pradesh, three sources directly involved with the plan told Reuters, competing against resources conglomerates Adani and Vedanta.

02 Nov 2017

India could raise import duty on vegetable oil: government sources

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI India, the world's biggest buyer of vegetable oils, is considering raising import taxes on crude and refined edible oils to protect local farmers, two government officials told Reuters.

26 Oct 2017

Exclusive: Vedanta, Adani may bid for $9 billion Indian diamond mine left by Rio

NEW DELHI Indian resources conglomerates Adani and Vedanta are considering bidding for a $9 billion diamond project in the country that was abandoned by global miner Rio Tinto this year, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the matter.

26 Oct 2017

Exclusive - Vedanta, Adani may bid for $9 billion Indian diamond mine left by Rio

NEW DELHI Indian resources conglomerates Adani and Vedanta are considering bidding for a $9 billion(£6.83 billion) diamond project in the country that was abandoned by global miner Rio Tinto this year, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the matter.

17 Oct 2017

India's Andhra Pradesh investigates planting of Monsanto's unapproved GM cotton

GUNTUR, India One of India's biggest cotton-growing states has formed a panel to investigate how 15 percent of the state's cotton acreage has been planted with a non-approved genetically modified strain developed by Monsanto and may bring criminal charges.

14 Oct 2017

Andhra Pradesh revokes order to check planting of Monsanto GM cotton

NEW DELHI Andhra Pradesh, a leading cotton producing-state, has withdrawn an order asking government officials to inspect fields planted with an unapproved variety of genetically modified (GM) cotton developed by Monsanto Co, the world's No. 1 seed maker.

14 Oct 2017

NSL to pursue intellectual property litigation with Monsanto

NEW DELHI India's Nuziveedu Seeds Ltd (NSL) said on Saturday it will not settle a long-standing intellectual property dispute with Monsanto Co over genetically modified (GM) cotton, despite some other Indian companies doing so in recent weeks.

11 Oct 2017

Exclusive: Monsanto settles GM cotton dispute with three Indian seed firms

NEW DELHI Three leading Indian cotton seed makers have settled an intellectual property dispute with Monsanto Co over its genetically modified (GM) seed technology, partly ending a legal tussle that has drawn in the Indian and U.S. governments.

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