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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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Maldives police arrest 25 after protest demanding leader's arrest

MALE Maldives police arrested 25 people under a state of emergency, opposition legislators said on Saturday, after thousands of protesters gathered a day earlier to call for the detention of the president and release of opposition leaders.

14 Feb 2018

Maldives tries to fight off travel alerts as tourists stay away

MALE Tourists have been cancelling hundreds of hotel bookings in Maldives every day since the imposition of a state of emergency last week, tour operators say, despite government assurances things are normal in the resort islands, far from the capital.

09 Feb 2018

Maldives' embattled president sends envoys to China, Saudi for support

MALE The embattled president of the Maldives has sent envoys to friendly nations such as China, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia to brief them on a political crisis in the Indian Ocean nation that spurred the imposition of a state of emergency, his office said.

08 Feb 2018

Maldives' embattled president sends envoys to China, Saudi for support

MALE, Feb 8 The embattled president of the Maldives has sent envoys to friendly nations such as China, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia to brief them on a political crisis in the Indian Ocean nation that spurred the imposition of emergency, his office said.

07 Feb 2018

Maldives supreme court judge ill-treated in prison - ex-president

MALE/COLOMBO The exiled former president of the Maldives accused authorities on Wednesday of mistreating a supreme court judge thrown into prison following the imposition of a state of emergency in the Indian Ocean island nation.

07 Feb 2018

Maldives ex-president says top court judge ill-treated in prison

MALE/COLOMBO, Feb 7 The exiled former president of the Maldives on Wednesday accused authorities of ill-treatment of a supreme court judge thrown into prison following the imposition of emergency in the Indian Ocean island nation.

07 Feb 2018

Maldives opposition calls for Indian intervention as president imposes emergency rule

MALE/COLOMBO Maldives President Abdulla Yameen's administration said on Tuesday it had put down a coup after declaring a state of emergency the day before and arresting two Supreme Court justices and opposition figures. | Video

05 Feb 2018

Maldives government defies court order to free opposition leaders

MALE Maldives President Abdulla Yameen's administration said on Monday legal conflicts made it difficult to comply with a Supreme Court order to free jailed opposition leaders, deepening a political crisis in the Indian Ocean island nation.

05 Feb 2018

Maldives government says will resist any attempt to impeach president

MALE The government of the Maldives will resist any attempt by the Supreme Court to impeach President Abdulla Yameen for disobeying its order last week to release jailed opposition leaders, the attorney general said on Sunday.

03 Feb 2018

Pressure rises on Maldives leader to obey court order to free jailed foes

MALE Maldives President Abdulla Yameen fired his second police chief in three days and the opposition said it feared violence, as the island nation was pitched deeper into a crisis caused by Yameen's failure to obey a court order to free jailed opponents.

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