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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

27 Sep 2017

Must be the mountain air: yet again, Swiss have world's most competitive economy

GENEVA Switzerland is the world's most competitive economy for a ninth straight year, the Geneva-based World Economic Forum said on Wednesday.

26 Jul 2017

Swiss chainsaw attacker arrested after international manhunt

SCHAFFHAUSEN, Switzerland Swiss police on Tuesday arrested a 50-year-old man a day after he stormed into an insurance office wielding a chainsaw and wounded two staff members, bringing an end to a two-day manhunt that had also involved German police. | Video

19 Jun 2017

Britons cry for London fire victims as death toll rises to 79

LONDON The death toll from a fire that ravaged a London tower block last week has risen to 79, police said on Monday, as the government tried to show it was improving its handling of a tragedy that has angered the public. | Video

02 May 2017

Swiss spy agency defends practices after German arrest in tax case

BERN Switzerland's Federal Intelligence Service (FIS) on Tuesday defended its efforts to combat theft of business secrets after a Swiss man was arrested in Germany on suspicion of working for the spy agency.

30 Mar 2017

Syrian refugee numbers pass 5 million mark in region - U.N

GENEVA The number of people fleeing Syria's civil war into neighbouring states and Egypt has passed the 5-million mark, data from the U.N. refugee agency showed on Thursday.

23 Mar 2017

Swiss cannabis entrepreneurs develop craving for low-potency pot

KOELLIKON, Switzerland Entrepreneurs have high hopes for cannabis in Switzerland, where business has suddenly taken off in recent months, six years after the country legalized low-potency "marijuana-light." | Video

22 Mar 2017

Swiss cannabis entrepreneurs develop craving for low-potency pot

KOELLIKON, Switzerland Entrepreneurs have high hopes for cannabis in Switzerland, where business has suddenly taken off in recent months, six years after the country legalized low-potency "marijuana-light". | Video

21 Mar 2017

Swiss cannabis entrepreneurs develop craving for low-potency pot

KOELLIKON, Switzerland, March 21 Entrepreneurs have high hopes for cannabis in Switzerland, where business has suddenly taken off in recent months, six years after the country legalised low-potency "marijuana-light".

03 Nov 2016

U.N. says 240 migrants drowned off Libya in 48 hours

GENEVA At least 240 migrants have drowned off the coast of Libya within the last 48 hours, possibly as an unintended consequence of European efforts to stop people-smugglers and to train Libyan coastguards, the U.N.'s migration agency said on Thursday.

28 Sep 2016

Syria's east Aleppo has no anaesthetists, few intensive care beds - doctor

GENEVA Syria's besieged enclave of eastern Aleppo has no anaesthetists and only six intensive care beds after two hospitals were disabled by air strikes overnight, a doctor from the Syrian American Medical Society said on Wednesday.

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