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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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24 May 2017

As oil prices languish, signs emerge of Algeria changing its energy ways

ALGIERS Less than a year ago, Algeria was ready for a legal battle with French oil giant Total ; it looked like business as usual for a country known for bureaucracy, tough contracts and often testy relations with foreign energy groups.

18 May 2017

Morocco phosphate ship held in Panama over Western Sahara challenge: officials

ALGIERS Panama authorities have detained a Moroccan phosphate shipment from the disputed territory of Western Sahara after the Polisario independence movement claimed the cargo had been transported illegally, Polisario and officials said on Thursday.

18 May 2017

Morocco phosphate ship held in Panama over Western Sahara challenge - officials

ALGIERS, May 18 Panama authorities have detained a Moroccan phosphate shipment from the disputed territory of Western Sahara after the Polisario independence movement claimed the cargo had been transported illegally, Polisario and officials said on Thursday.

05 May 2017

Algeria's ruling FLN, allies win majority after vote marked by apathy

ALGIERS Algeria's ruling National Liberation Front party and allies won a majority in a parliamentary election overshadowed by questions over President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's health and reforms to tackle the financial crunch from lower oil prices.

04 May 2017

Algerians vote for new parliament in ballot marked by apathy

ALGIERS Algerian voters looked set to hand the ruling FLN and its allies another five-year mandate in a parliamentary election on Thursday overshadowed by low oil prices and concerns over the health of the country's elderly president, Abdelaziz Bouteflika.

03 May 2017

Morocco phosphate ship held in South Africa port over Western Sahara claim

RABAT/ALGIERS A Moroccan phosphate ship has been held in a South African port by a complaint from Western Sahara Polisario movement that it transported cargo unlawfully from the disputed territory, a lawyer and Polisario said on Wednesday.

01 May 2017

Algerians to elect new parliament amid apathy, president's absence

ALGIERS In a sports arena festooned with national flags, Algeria's ruling FLN party pumped up supporters at one final weekend rally before Thursday's parliamentary election with Liberation-era songs and screenings of old speeches by its veteran leader, President Abdelaziz Bouteflika.

29 Apr 2017

U.N. Security Council backs new Western Sahara talks push

ALGIERS/RABAT The United Nations Security Council unanimously backed attempts to restart talks between Morocco and the Polisario independence movement over the Western Sahara conflict, and extended its peacekeeping mission there for another year.

11 Apr 2017

U.N. chief calls for Western Sahara talks, parties wary

ALGIERS/RABAT U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for new talks on the decades-old Western Sahara conflict, saying negotiations should address proposals from both Morocco and the Polisario independence movement.

28 Mar 2017

Civilian deaths, Old City fight force Mosul battle rethink

MOSUL, Iraq Perched in bombed-out apartments overlooking west Mosul, Iraqi police snipers have in the last few days advanced to within a few hundred metres of the mosque where Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al—Baghdadi declared his caliphate nearly three years ago.

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