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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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Tillerson lands in Riyadh at start of Gulf, South Asia tour

RIYADH U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrived in Riyadh on Saturday to attend a landmark meeting between officials from Saudi Arabia and Iraq aimed at improving relations between the two countries and countering Iran’s growing regional influence.

20 Oct 2017

Partisan feud undercuts Trump-Russia probe, U.S. Democrats charge

WASHINGTON Democrats on a congressional panel say members of its Republican majority are trying to sabotage an investigation into suspected Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, raising concerns the two parties will reach contradictory conclusions.

19 Oct 2017

CIA chief says U.S.-Canadian couple held for five years in Pakistan

WASHINGTON The head of the CIA said on Thursday a U.S.-Canadian couple kidnapped by Islamist militants in Afghanistan were held inside neighbouring Pakistan for five years before being freed.

19 Oct 2017

U.S. wants stronger India economic, defence ties given China's rise - Tillerson

WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said before a visit to India next week that the Trump administration wanted to "dramatically deepen" cooperation with New Delhi, seeing it as a key partner in the face of negative Chinese influence in Asia.

19 Oct 2017

U.S. says holds Myanmar military leaders accountable in Rohingya crisis

WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Wednesday the United States held Myanmar's military leadership responsible for its harsh crackdown on the Rohingya Muslim minority.

14 Oct 2017

Factbox: Some Trump assertions on Iran questioned by experts

WASHINGTON In Friday's speech laying out his strategy toward Iran and his decision not to certify it is complying with the 2015 nuclear agreement, U.S. President Donald Trump made a series of statements that analysts questioned.

14 Oct 2017

Factbox - Some Trump assertions on Iran questioned by experts

WASHINGTON In Friday's speech laying out his strategy toward Iran and his decision not to certify it is complying with the 2015 nuclear agreement, U.S. President Donald Trump made a series of statements that analysts questioned.

14 Oct 2017

Factbox: Some Trump assertions on Iran questioned by experts

WASHINGTON In Friday's speech laying out his strategy towards Iran and his decision not to certify it is complying with the 2015 nuclear agreement, U.S. President Donald Trump made a series of statements that analysts questioned.

13 Oct 2017

Trump expected to make U.S. move against Iran nuclear deal

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to strike a blow against the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement on Friday in defiance of other world powers, choosing not to certify that Tehran is complying with the deal in a major reversal of U.S. policy.

13 Oct 2017

Trump expected to make U.S. move against Iran nuclear deal - officials

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump is likely to take a major step against the Iran nuclear deal in a speech on Friday, marking a more aggressive approach to Iranian activities in the Middle East that risks complicating U.S. relations with European allies.

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