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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

14 Sep 2017

Fearing Russia, Sweden holds biggest war games in 20 years

GOTHENBURG, Sweden Neutral Sweden has launched its biggest war games in two decades with support from NATO countries, drilling 19,000 troops after years of spending cuts that have left the country fearful of Russia's growing military strength.

07 Sep 2017

Banking group Nordea snubs Sweden with HQ move to Finland

STOCKHOLM The Nordic region's biggest bank, Nordea , said on Wednesday it would move its headquarters to Finland, dealing a blow to Stockholm's bid to become a financial hub.

07 Sep 2017

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo is back, darker than ever

STOCKHOLM, Sept 7 Rebel super-hacker Lisbeth Salander is back in the fifth book in the Millennium series, this time battling neo-Nazi prison gangs and honour killings as well as trying to uncover the secrets about her troubled childhood.

27 Jul 2017

Swedish PM axes two ministers in data scandal, confidence vote looms

STOCKHOLM Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven replaced two ministers on Thursday in a scandal over the leaking of sensitive data, trying to contain the damage and stave off an early election.

27 Jul 2017

Swedish PM removes two ministers in data scandal, opposition wants more

STOCKHOLM Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven replaced two ministers on Thursday in a scandal over the leaking of sensitive data, trying to avoid the more drastic option of calling an early election.

26 Jul 2017

Political crisis grips Sweden as confidence vote looms

STOCKHOLM A political crisis gripped Sweden on Wednesday after opposition parties called for a no confidence vote they would almost certainly win over a botched outsourcing deal in which sensitive material was transmitted abroad.

13 Jul 2017

Sweden intensifies crackdown on illegal immigrants

STOCKHOLM Sweden has intensified its crackdown on illegal immigrants after a failed asylum-seeker killed five people in Stockholm, but the move has raised concerns that more migrants will be driven underground to join a shadowy underclass.

05 Jul 2017

Daimler sues SKF in wake of EU competition settlement

STOCKHOLM Sweden's SKF said on Tuesday it was being sued by German automaker Daimler AG in the wake of a 2014 EU settlement for violations of competition rules in the European bearings industry.

15 Jun 2017

Spotify loss widens ahead of potential stock market listing

STOCKHOLM/LONDON Music streaming company Spotify's operating loss widened in 2016 but revenue rose significantly, the Swedish company said in its annual financial statement ahead of a possible stock market listing before the end of next year.

12 Apr 2017

Stockholm attack puts a choke-hold on Swedish tolerance

STOCKHOLM Hours after the truck attack that killed four people in the heart of Stockholm, Muslim taxi driver Abdi Dahir found himself in a suffocating choke-hold from a man sitting in the back seat.

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