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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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09 Feb 2018

Empty government buildings can be homeless shelters, India top court says

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Local authorities should consider converting empty government properties into night shelters for the homeless, India's highest court said, amid growing concern about the number of deaths on the streets during winter months.

09 Feb 2018

Empty government buildings can be homeless shelters, India top court says

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI, Feb 9 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Local authorities should consider converting empty government properties into night shelters for the homeless, India's highest court said, amid growing concern about the number of deaths on the streets during winter months.

23 Jan 2018

Supreme Court rejects bid to reinstate ban on film 'Padmaavat' as Hindu groups protest

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected bids by two states to reinstate a ban on the disputed Bollywood film "Padmaavat", saying it stood by its previous ruling clearing the way for the movie to be shown in theatres.

14 Jan 2018

Four judges criticise India's Supreme Court in rare public spat

NEW DELHI Four justices of India's Supreme Court on Friday criticised its distribution of cases to judges and raised concerns about judicial appointments, in an unprecedented public airing of problems at one of the country's most respected institutions.

08 Jan 2018

India's Supreme Court to review past verdict on gay sex ban

MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to reconsider its 2013 decision that criminalises consensual sexual relations between same sex adults, a victory for equal rights campaigners.

14 Dec 2017

Supreme Court allows Vodafone to begin second arbitration in $2 bln tax dispute

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI The Supreme Court on Thursday allowed Britain's Vodafone to initiate a second arbitration process under an India-UK investment pact over a long-running $2 billion-plus tax dispute with New Delhi.

09 Oct 2017

Supreme Court bans firecracker sales in Delhi ahead of peak pollution season

NEW DELHI The Supreme Court on Monday temporarily banned the sale of firecrackers in and around the capital ahead of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, as it looks to prevent a repeat of severe air pollution that forced school closures last year.

18 Sep 2017

Seeking to deport Rohingya, India tells court has evidence of militant links

NEW DELHI India's home ministry said on Monday it would confidentially share intelligence information with the Supreme Court showing Rohingya links with Pakistan-based militants, in a bid to get legal clearance for plans to deport 40,000 Rohingya Muslims.

18 Sep 2017

Seeking to deport Rohingya, India tells court has evidence of militant links

NEW DELHI India's home ministry said on Monday it would confidentially share intelligence information with the Supreme Court showing Rohingya links with Pakistan-based militants, in a bid to get legal clearance for plans to deport 40,000 Rohingya Muslims.

18 Sep 2017

Seeking to deport Rohingya, India tells Supreme Court has evidence of militant links

NEW DELHI India's home ministry said on Monday it would confidentially share intelligence information with the Supreme Court showing Rohingya links with Pakistan-based militants, in a bid to get legal clearance for plans to deport 40,000 Rohingya Muslims.

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