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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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01 Jul 2018

Maldives opposition selects veteran Ibrahim Solih for September presidential poll

MALE Maldives opposition Democratic Party on Saturday nominated veteran lawmaker Ibrahim "Ibu" Mohamed Solih as its presidential candidate a day after former president Mohamed Nasheed withdrew as the party's candidate for the September elections.

29 Jun 2018

Maldives ex-president Nasheed withdraws from September presidential poll

MALE Maldives former president Mohamed Nasheed announced on Friday that he was withdrawing as the main opposition party's candidate for a presidential election in September after the national election commission ruled him illegible to run.

28 Jun 2018

Maldives appoints new chief justice after predecessor jailed

MALE The Maldives appointed a new chief justice on Thursday, two weeks after a court convicted his predecessor as well as former president Maumoon Abdul Gayoom of obstruction of justice and jailed them for 19 months.

28 Jun 2018

Maldives appoints new chief justice after predecessor jailed

MALE The Maldives appointed a new chief justice on Thursday, two weeks after a court convicted his predecessor and former president Maumoon Abdul Gayoom of obstruction of justice and jailed them for 19 months.

09 Jun 2018

Maldives election body sets September date for presidential election

MALE Maldives presidential election will be held in September, the country's Election Commission chief said late on Friday, a week after the European Union and some Western nations urged the country to hold a transparent, credible poll.

02 Jun 2018

EU, West urge Maldives to hold credible, transparent presidential poll

MALE The European Union and some Western nations on Friday urged the Maldives to hold a credible and transparent presidential poll, after police executing a court order disrupted an opposition effort to pick a candidate for the September election.

22 Mar 2018

Maldives president lifts state of emergency after 45 days

MALE Maldives President Abdulla Yameen lifted a 45-day-long state of emergency on Thursday which had outlawed protests during a surge in political turmoil, saying he wanted things to return to normal.

18 Mar 2018

Maldives police arrest 139 opposition protesters under emergency rule

MALE Police in Maldives arrested at least 139 opposition protesters, its spokesman said on Saturday, as they attempted to defy orders under the state of emergency and march into the high security zone in capital Male.

27 Feb 2018

Maldives opposition protesters arrested after court validates emergency rule

MALE Maldives police have arrested at least another four opposition members under state of emergency laws for protesting against President Abdulla Yameen's government, the opposition said on Tuesday.

27 Feb 2018

Maldives opposition protesters arrested after top court validates emergency rule

MALE, Feb 27 Maldives police arrested at least four opposition members under state of emergency laws for protesting against President Abdulla Yameen's government, the opposition said on Tuesday.

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