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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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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.

15 Nov 2016

Estonian firm's 3D photo pod promises personalized VR avatars

TALLINN For gamers fed up with being just another avatar when playing with their friends, an Estonian firm has come up with a photo booth that creates a 3D image of your face.

09 Nov 2016

Estonian PM loses no confidence vote after coalition crumbles

TALLINN Estonian Prime Minister Taavi Roivas lost a parliamentary vote of no confidence vote on Wednesday after his junior coalition partners deserted him, possibly opening up the path for a traditionally pro-Russian party to gain power.

09 Jun 2016

Embracing Uber, Estonia shows tax needn't be an issue

TALLINN With Estonia set to become the first country in Europe to fully legalize ride-sharing companies like Uber, authorities are linking up Uber drivers digitally to the tax office in a move that may set a precedent for regulating the new sharing economy.

03 Jun 2016

Lithuanian, Polish regulators probe Polish power import limits

WARSAW/VILNIUS/TALLINN Energy market regulators in Poland and Lithuania are investigating whether Polish electricity grid operator PSE is breaking European Union rules by limiting Lithuanian imports.

27 May 2016

Trio for Rio set to make history - Estonian triplets head to Olympics

TARTU, Estonia Leila, Liina and Lily Luik from Estonia will make Olympics history when they cross the start line for the women's marathon in Rio. | Video

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