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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

18 Oct 2017

At least 1,300 Dutch girls per year trafficked, exploited

AMSTERDAM At least 1,320 underage Dutch girls between the ages of 12 and 17 fall victim to sexual exploitation in the Netherlands each year, a report on human trafficking published on Wednesday showed.

11 Oct 2017

Chemical weapons watchdog to get new leader as it investigates Syria

AMSTERDAM A Spanish diplomat has been proposed to head the world's chemical weapons watchdog at a critical time for the organisation's disarmament work in Syria, diplomats said on Wednesday.

05 Oct 2017

Chemical weapons watchdog found sarin used in March Syria attack - sources

AMSTERDAM/UNITED NATIONS An inquiry by the global chemical weapons watchdog found sarin was used in a March attack in Syria on an opposition-held town, just days before the banned nerve agent killed dozens in a separate attack nearby, sources told Reuters on Wednesday.

04 Oct 2017

Ultimate cold case: Who betrayed Anne Frank?

AMSTERDAM A former FBI agent is heading up a cold case team more than 70 years after Nazi occupation police stormed the secret Amsterdam canal house annex where Anne Frank was hiding and sent her to her death in a concentration camp.

26 Sep 2017

Louis Dreyfus shareholders agree to arbitration over stake sale: sources

AMSTERDAM/PARIS Family shareholders of commodity trader Louis Dreyfus [AKIRAU.UL] have agreed to arbitration talks to settle a long-running dispute over a share sale, sources familiar with the matter have told Reuters.

02 Sep 2017

Australia, East Timor reach agreement on maritime border

MELBOURNE/THE HAGUE Australia and East Timor have reached a breakthrough agreement on a maritime border, ending a decade-old row between the two nations that has stalled a $40 billion (£38 billion) offshore gas project.

17 Aug 2017

How Syria continued to gas its people as the world looked on

THE HAGUE In the spring of 2015 a Syrian major general escorted a small team of chemical weapons inspectors to a warehouse outside the Syrian capital Damascus. The international experts wanted to examine the site, but were kept waiting outside in their car for around an hour, according to several people briefed on the visit. | Video

27 Jul 2017

Round Two: Elliott Advisors, Akzo Nobel face off in Dutch court

AMSTERDAM Activist hedge fund Elliott Advisors returned to court on Thursday to try to oust the chairman of Dutch paints group Akzo Nobel over his rejection of a 26.3 billion euro ($30 billion) takeover proposal from PPG Industries .

27 Jul 2017

Round Two: Elliott Advisors, Akzo Nobel resume combat in Dutch court

AMSTERDAM Activist hedge fund Elliott Advisors on Thursday pressed ahead with a second lawsuit seeking to oust the chairman of Dutch paints group Akzo Nobel over his rejection of a 26.3 billion euro ($30 billion) takeover proposal from U.S. group PPG Industries .

25 Jul 2017

Refresco to buy Cott's bottling operations for $1.25 billion

AMSTERDAM Netherlands-based drinks bottler Refresco has agreed to buy the bottling activities of Canada-based Cott Corp for $1.25 billion, giving a big boost to its business in the United States, the world's largest soft drinks market.

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