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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 Sep 2017

Lithuania gets minority government as junior partner leaves

VILNIUS Lithuania's government lost its majority in parliament on Saturday after its junior coalition partner quit, saying they has been sidelined over policies ranging from alcohol age limits to subsidies on central heating.

13 Sep 2017

Russia's Zapad war games unnerve the West

TALLINN/VILNIUS From planes, radars and ships in the Baltics, NATO officials say they are watching Russia's biggest war games since 2013 with "calm and confidence", but many are unnerved about what they see as Moscow testing its ability to wage war against the West.

21 Aug 2017

Lithuania receives first LNG from the United States

KLAIPEDA, Lithuania Lithuania received its first spot shipment of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the United States on Monday, the result of a deal aimed at reducing dependence on Russia and consolidating relations with Washington amid increased tension in the region.

21 Aug 2017

Lithuania receives first LNG from the United States

KLAIPEDA, Lithuania, Aug 21 Lithuania received its first spot shipment of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the United States on Monday, the result of a deal aimed at reducing dependence on Russia and consolidating relations with Washington amid increased tension in the region.

20 Jul 2017

Baltics need anti-aircraft protection against Russia, Lithuania says

SIAULIAI AIR BASE, Lithuania NATO should permanently deploy anti-aircraft weapons in the Baltics to deter Russia, Lithuania's president said on Thursday as the United States put Patriot missiles on display after including them in an exercise in the region for the first time. | Video

08 Jul 2017

Putin plane makes detour avoiding Poland, Baltics on way to G20 - flight tracker

VILNIUS A plane carrying Russian President Vladimir Putin to the G20 summit in Germany made a detour of about 500 km (300 miles) to avoid flying over NATO members Poland or the Baltic states, data from a flight tracker showed.

08 Jul 2017

Putin plane makes detour avoiding Poland, Baltics on way to G20: flight tracker

VILNIUS A plane carrying Russian President Vladimir Putin to the G20 summit in Germany made a detour of about 500 km (300 miles) to avoid flying over NATO members Poland or the Baltic states, data from a flight tracker showed.

07 Jul 2017

Putin plane makes detour avoiding Poland, Baltics on way to G20 - flight tracker

VILNIUS A plane carrying Russian President Vladimir Putin to the G20 summit in Germany took a detour of about 500 km (300 miles) rather than flying over NATO members Poland or the Baltic states, data from a flight tracker showed.

07 Jul 2017

Putin plane makes detour avoiding Poland, Baltics on way to G20 - flight tracker

VILNIUS, July 7 A plane carrying Russian President Vladimir Putin to the G20 summit in Germany took a detour of about 500 km (300 miles) rather than flying over NATO members Poland or the Baltic states, data from a flight tracker showed.

18 Jun 2017

NATO war game defends Baltic weak spot for first time

SUWALKI GAP, Polish-Lithuanian border U.S. and British troops have carried out the first large-scale NATO defensive drill on the border between Poland and Lithuania, rehearsing for a possible scenario in which Russia might try to sever the Baltic states from the rest of the Western alliance.

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