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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

22 Jun 2017

Portuguese judge rules Angola's vice president must stand trial for corruption

LISBON A Portuguese judge has ruled that corruption and money laundering charges brought by prosecutors against Angolan Vice President Manuel Vicente were valid and all suspects in the case, which has angered Angolan authorities, should stand trial.

20 Jun 2017

Portugal's deadliest fire still rages after 63 people killed

PEDROGAO GRANDE, Portugal More than 1,000 firefighters were still battling Portugal's deadliest forest blaze on Monday after it killed dozens over the weekend, and a fireman died from his injuries in a hospital, bringing the death toll to at least 63. | Video

18 Jun 2017

At least 62 killed in forest fire still raging in Portugal

PEDROGAO GRANDE, Portugal A huge forest fire raging since Saturday in central Portugal has killed at least 62 people, most of them dying in their cars as they tried to flee, the government said on Sunday,

18 Jun 2017

Dutzende Tote nach verheerendem Waldbrand in Portugal

Lissabon Beim möglicherweise schwersten Waldbrand in der Geschichte Portugals sind mindestens 57 Menschen getötet worden.

09 May 2017

Once tainted, Portugal's cork industry fights back

LISBON A decade ago, shares in the world's largest cork producer, Corticeira Amorim, didn't look like a great bet. | Video

04 Apr 2017

Portugal PM says leftist alliance should continue after 2019 vote

LISBON Portugal's Prime Minister Antonio Costa praised his minority Socialist government's alliance in parliament with the far left and said it would be useful to extend the pact beyond the 2019 election even if he wins an outright majority.

22 Mar 2017

Eurogroup chairman Dijsselbloem refuses to quit over 'xenophobic' remarks

LISBON Eurogroup chairman Jeroen Dijsselbloem rejected calls for his resignation led by Portugal's prime minister on Wednesday, but said he regretted comments suggesting southern European countries had squandered their money on "booze and women."

10 Mar 2017

Ex-CIA spy credits Trump for saving her from Italian jail

LISBON A former U.S. spy, newly pardoned by Italy in connection with the CIA kidnap of a terrorism suspect in Milan, has credited President Donald Trump's administration with saving her from an Italian jail.

01 Mar 2017

Ex-CIA spy freed in Portugal, avoids extradition over kidnapping

LISBON A former CIA officer convicted of involvement in the 2003 kidnapping of an Egyptian cleric in Italy was released by authorities in Lisbon, Portugal on Wednesday after winning a last-minute reprieve from extradition.

28 Feb 2017

Italy gives partial pardon to ex-CIA officer, making jail unlikely

ROME/LISBON The Italian president on Tuesday gave a partial pardon to former CIA officer Sabrina de Sousa, convicted in absentia in Italy for involvement in the kidnapping of an Egyptian cleric there, the president's office said.

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