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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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25 May 2018

Tamil Nadu seeks permanent closure of Vedanta's copper smelter: officials

THOOTHUKUDI, India Tamil Nadu state said on Thursday that it was seeking a permanent closure of a big copper smelter run by London-listed Vedanta Resources after 13 people died in protests demanding the closure of the plant on environmental grounds.

24 May 2018

India cuts power to smelter after deadly anti-pollution protests

THOOTHUKUDI, India, May 24 Indian authorities on Thursday cut the power to a large copper smelter run by London-listed Vedanta Resources after police shot and killed 13 people in protests against what they say is pollution generated by the plant.

23 May 2018

Madras High Court halts expansion of Vedanta's copper smelter after protest killings

THOOTHUKUDI/MUMBAI India One person died and others were wounded by gunfire in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday in fresh violence related to protesters' demands that a copper smelter be shut on environmental grounds. The day before at least ten people were killed by police during a mass demonstration against the plant.

23 May 2018

At least nine dead after police fire on protesters at Indian copper smelter

NEW DELHI At least nine people were killed in India's Tamil Nadu state on Tuesday when police fired at violent protesters calling for the closure of a copper smelter run by Vedanta Resources, authorities said. | Video

22 May 2018

Indian Oil to turn to traditional suppliers to meet Iran oil shortfall

MUMBAI Indian Oil Corp (IOC), the country's top refiner, will turn to its traditional oil suppliers, mostly in the Middle East, if U.S. sanctions against Iran result in supply disruptions, its head of finance said.

22 May 2018

Violent protests erupt against Vedanta's India copper smelter

NEW DELHI, May 22 Scores of protesters set vehicles on fire in southern India on Tuesday and threw stones at police, police officials said, demanding that conglomerate Vedanta Resources shut a copper smelter over environment hazards to the area.

17 May 2018

Vedanta's Indian copper smelter to remain shut until at least June 6

NEW DELHI Vedanta Resources Plc's Thootukudi copper smelter, one of India's biggest, will remain shut until at least June 6, a lawyer petitioning against the plant reopening said on Thursday.

17 May 2018

India's state power plants resume coal imports amid domestic shortages

NEW DELHI State-run thermal power plants in India's coastal states have again begun buying overseas coal due to domestic coal shortages, government and utility officials said, in a setback for the country's long-term plans to eliminate imports.

15 May 2018

Seven dead, 30 feared trapped after part of flyover collapses in Varanasi

NEW DELHI Seven people are dead and 30 others are feared trapped under the rubble after part of a flyover under construction in Varanasi collapsed on Tuesday, a senior police official said.

11 May 2018

Fortis picks underdog in five-way bidding war; shares fall

NEW DELHI/LONDON Fortis Healthcare Ltd aims to accept an offer of investment from the underdog of a five-way bidding war, in a decision that drew investor ire and sent shares in the cash-strapped hospital operator down almost 5 percent.


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