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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

24 Feb 2017

Wary of divided loyalties, a Baltic state reaches out to its Russians

NARVA, Estonia It is a sign of the times in Estonia, a Baltic state always suspicious of the Kremlin's ambitions in the region, that Prime Minister Juri Ratas is learning Russian.

29 Nov 2016

Britain's long-time ally Sweden sides with EU on Brexit

STOCKHOLM Sweden will side with the rest of the European Union in talks with Britain about leaving the bloc, the Swedish minister for EU affairs and trade said on Tuesday, ending any hope Britain would get any special favours from one of its closest EU allies.

24 Nov 2016

'White Helmets' say Aleppo residents ten days from starvation

STOCKHOLM The inhabitants of besieged rebel-held eastern Aleppo have fewer than ten days to receive aid or face starvation and death from a lack of medical supplies, the head of the Syria Civil Defence, or "White Helmets", said on Thursday.

01 Nov 2016

Pope Francis praises secular Sweden over asylum seekers

MALMO, Sweden Pope Francis celebrated Mass on Tuesday for Sweden's tiny Catholic community, made up of many refugees and migrants, praising as "blessed" those in this overwhelmingly non-religious nation who take in asylum seekers. | Video

27 Oct 2016

Into the heart of godlessness, Pope Francis heads for Sweden

Usually feted ecstatically by Catholics across the world, Pope Francis may face a far more muted reception when he arrives next week in Sweden, one the world's most secular nations, with openly gay Lutheran bishops and special cemeteries for atheists.

27 Oct 2016

Into the heart of godlessness, Pope Francis heads for Sweden

STOCKHOLM Usually feted ecstatically by Catholics across the world, Pope Francis may face a far more muted reception when he arrives next week in Sweden, one the world's most secular nations, with openly gay Lutheran bishops and special cemeteries for atheists.

20 Oct 2016

As Sweden tightens borders, an Afghan faces return to home he doesn't know

KARLSHAMN, Sweden, Mohsen Naghawi says he is 18. At some point in the future, he fears, a plane will fly him to a violent country where he has never lived and has no family. If that happens, he will immediately look to escape. | Video

14 Oct 2016

'How does it feel?' - Bob Dylan wins Nobel literature prize

STOCKHOLM/BOSTON Bob Dylan, a powerful voice of social turmoil in the United States from the 1960s onward, was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature on Thursday in a surprise decision that made him the first singer-songwriter to win the honour. | Video

18 Aug 2016

Volvo and Uber team up to develop self-driving cars

STOCKHOLM Volvo Car Group has agreed a $300 million alliance with Uber to develop self-driving cars, the latest move by traditional vehicle manufacturers to team up with Silicon Valley firms seen as threats to their industry.

22 Apr 2016

A tale of two Nordic EU referendums: A lesson for Brexit?

STOCKHOLM/OSLO With Britain's noisy campaign over "Brexit" polarising voters, tight referendums in Norway and Sweden over EU membership two decades ago offer lessons how "no scare" campaigns that shun the establishment can swing voters at the last minute.

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