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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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23 May 2017

U.S. envoy endorses Libya's U.N.-backed government in whirlwind visit to Tripoli

TRIPOLI The U.S. ambassador to Libya pledged Washington's support for its U.N.-backed government on Tuesday and urged rival factions to avoid civil war, during the first, fleeting visit to the country by a U.S. envoy in nearly three years.

18 May 2017

Libya's NOC chief defiant in dispute with Tripoli government, Wintershall

TRIPOLI The head of Libya's National Oil Corporation (NOC) said he was determined to fend off an attempt by the U.N.-backed government to appropriate energy sector powers and said settling a dispute with Germany's Wintershall over a contract was a "top priority".

17 May 2017

Interview: Libya's NOC chief defiant in dispute with Tripoli government, Wintershall

TRIPOLI The head of Libya's National Oil Corporation (NOC) is determined to fend off an attempt by the U.N.-backed government to appropriate energy sector powers, and says settling a related dispute with Germany's Wintershall is a "top priority".

15 May 2017

Italy tries to bolster Libyan coast guard, despite humanitarian concern

TRIPOLI/AQUARIUS RESCUE SHIP Italy gave the Libyan coast guard four repaired patrol boats on Monday to beef up Libya's efforts to stop people smuggling, but the support worries humanitarian groups operating rescue ships near the Libyan coast.

12 May 2017

Way forward for Libya uncertain despite 'breakthrough' meeting

TUNIS Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar, a figurehead in the east of the country, and Fayez Seraj, the head of a U.N.-backed government in Tripoli, appeared at ease as they broke more than a year of deadlock between them at talks in Abu Dhabi last week.

10 May 2017

Wintershall dispute holds back Libyan oil output as it tops 800,000 bpd: NOC

TUNIS Libya's oil production is running at above 800,000 barrels per day (bpd) for the first time since 2014, the National Oil Corporation (NOC) said on Wednesday, but a commercial dispute with German oil firm Wintershall [WINT.UL] has shut in a further 160,000 bpd.

31 Mar 2017

IOM expects to fly up to 10,000 migrants out of Libya in 2017

TUNIS Up to 10,000 migrants stranded in Libya will be flown back to their home countries this year, but the returns can only play a limited role in tackling migrant flows towards Europe, the head of the U.N. migration agency's Libyan office said.

26 Mar 2017

Libya's National Oil Corp warns of new attempt at independent oil sales

TUNIS Libya's National Oil Corporation (NOC) said on Sunday that it had identified "illegal" efforts to sell crude oil without its approval and warned potential buyers not to enter into such contracts.

26 Mar 2017

Libya's National Oil Corp warns of new attempt at independent oil sales

TUNIS, March 26 Libya's National Oil Corporation (NOC) said on Sunday that it had identified "illegal" efforts to sell crude oil without its approval and warned potential buyers not to enter into such contracts.

23 Mar 2017

Libyan oil output rises to 700,000 barrels per day after port fighting ends: NOC

TUNIS Libya's oil production has reached 700,000 barrels per day (bpd), the National Oil Corporation (NOC) said on Wednesday, recovering from a drop earlier this month caused by fighting at two key oil ports.

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