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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.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

25 Jun 2018

When a text can trigger a lynching: WhatsApp struggles with incendiary messages in India

MUMBAI A WhatsApp text circulating in some districts of India's central Madhya Pradesh state helped to inflame a mob of 50-60 villagers into savagely beating up two innocent men last week on suspicion that they were going to murder people and sell their body parts.

12 Jun 2018

With assembly team and samosas, IKEA lays ground for India debut

MUMBAI/STOCKHOLM IKEA is set to open its first store in India next month, and the world's biggest furniture retailer is localizing its offering - from the food menu to its "do-it-yourself" (DIY) assembly model - to ensure success in the country.

31 May 2018

Nipah virus death toll rises to 15, two new cases found in Kerala

KOCHI/MUMBAI Two new cases of the deadly brain-damaging Nipah virus have been confirmed in Kerala, where another two people were killed by the virus, a health official said on Thursday.

31 May 2018

Nipah virus death toll rises to 15, two new cases found in India's Kerala

KOCHI/MUMBAI, May 31 Two new cases of the deadly brain-damaging Nipah virus have been confirmed in the southern Indian state of Kerala, where another two people were killed by the virus, a health official said on Thursday.

30 May 2018

Graphic: The woes of India's state banking sector in four charts

MUMBAI India's state-run banks posted a combined loss of 853.7 billion rupees ($12.65 billion) in the fiscal year ended this March, according to data compiled by Reuters, as their provisions for bad loans surged following stricter central bank rules.

29 May 2018

UAE bans fruits from Kerala after Nipah virus outbreak

DUBAI/MUMBAI The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has banned imports of fresh vegetables and fruits from Kerala where 13 people have died due to an outbreak of the rare brain-damaging Nipah virus, the Gulf state said on Tuesday.

28 May 2018

India steps up hunt for origin of mysterious brain-damaging Nipah virus

MUMBAI/KOCHI India began a fresh round of tests to trace the origin of a rare brain-damaging virus that has killed 13 people, a health official said on Monday, as initial tests on animals suspected of carrying the Nipah virus showed no sign of the disease.

25 May 2018

Bank of Baroda, IDBI post big fourth-quarter losses as bad loans surge

MUMBAI Bank of Baroda and IDBI Bank reported big fourth-quarter losses on Friday, continuing the losing streak of state-run lenders which have been hit by tighter central bank rules on bad loans.

24 May 2018

Graphic: India's petrol, diesel prices surge to record

NEW DELHI Pump prices of petrol and diesel in India surged to a record high on Thursday, raising pressure on the government to find a solution to provide relief to consumers without taking a hit on its finances.

25 Apr 2018

Suitors for India's Fortis revise bids ahead of panel recommendation

BENGALURU India's Manipal Hospitals Enterprises Private Ltd raised its offer for rival Fortis Healthcare Ltd for the second time in a month, now valuing Fortis' hospital business about 4 percent more than it had earlier.

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