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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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06 Jul 2017

EU urges NGOs rescuing migrants to work closely with Libya coastguard

TALLINN/BRUSSELS EU interior ministers on Thursday urged non-governmental organisations rescuing migrants in the Mediterranean work more closely with Libya's coastguard, amid concerns that their activity is encouraging people to attempt the sea crossing.

06 Jul 2017

EU urges NGOs rescuing migrants to work closely with Libya coastguard

TALLINN/BRUSSELS EU interior ministers on Thursday discussed ways of ensuring that private rescue boats working off Libya liaise more closely with coastal authorities, amid concerns that their activity is encouraging migrants to attempt the sea crossing to Europe.

17 Jun 2017

Taxify hopes to lure Uber drivers with larger share of the fare

TALLINN The key to success for ride-hailing providers like Uber is keeping drivers happy so they run their app, ensuring that enough cars respond to passenger demand.

09 Jun 2017

ECB closes door on rate cuts but warns of weak inflation

TALLINN The European Central Bank closed the door on more interest rate cuts on Thursday, judging the euro zone economy to be rebounding, but said inflation looks to remain weak for years so it still needs to pump out the cash. | Video

08 Jun 2017

EZB wagt ersten Mini-Schritt Richtung Kurswechsel

Tallinn/Frankfurt Die EZB wagt angesichts eines stärkeren konjunkturellen Aufschwungs einen Mini-Schritt in Richtung geldpolitische Wende.

25 Apr 2017

U.S. F35s fly into Estonia in show of NATO solidarity

AMARI AIR BASE, Estonia Two of the U.S. Air Force's newest and most advanced jets landed in the Baltic state of Estonia for the first time on Tuesday, a symbolic gesture meant to reinforce the United States' commitment to the defence of NATO allies that border Russia.

20 Apr 2017

Britain says Trump's position shifting on Russia

TAPA, Estonia U.S. President Donald Trump's administration is shifting its stance on Russia and now sees Moscow as a competitor, Britain's defence minister said on Thursday during a trip to the Baltic states designed to underline NATO's new deterrent forces.

02 Mar 2017

Germany says to keep soldiers in Baltics as long as needed

RUKLA, Lithuania/AMARI, Estonia German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel on Thursday criticised Russia's military build-up on its borders with the Baltic states as irrational and said Germany would keep troops in the region for as long as needed.

28 Feb 2017

Estonia braced to resist 'fake news:' PM

TALLINN Estonia's prime minister says the Baltic state is well placed to resist the kind of "fake news" reports that could proliferate when NATO troops start arriving next month, against a background of heightened tensions with Russia.

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.

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