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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

20 Jul 2017

EU seeks U.N. alliance against torture trade, lethal drugs

BRUSSELS The European Union is rallying dozens of countries to stop the trade of torture equipment and lethal-injection drugs, which could make it harder for the United States to perform executions, a top EU official said on Thursday.

30 Jun 2017

Germany denies report U.S. threatening to stop regulation cooperation

BERLIN The German government on Friday denied a media report which said the United States had signalled it could discontinue multilateral cooperation on financial market regulation and tax havens ahead of a G20 summit in Germany next week.

27 Jun 2017

Swiss call time out in push on EU ties as Brexit talks begin

ZURICH/BRUSSELS Switzerland's drive to clinch a sweeping treaty putting its ties with the European Union on firmer footing has run aground as mainstream conservative parties get cold feet ahead of Britain's divorce talks with the EU.

23 Jun 2017

EU promises tough line on U.S., China while pushing for free trade

BRUSSELS German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday that Europe would react in kind if the United States did not play fair in trade, while EU leaders also agreed to consider screening investments by state-owned Chinese firms.

21 Jun 2017

Brussels station attacker was secretive loner

BRUSSELS The first details about the man shot dead as he tried to bomb Brussels' Central Station highlight the shadowy new challenge to security services across Europe - the lone-wolf militant.

21 Jun 2017

Brussels station attacker was secretive loner

BRUSSELS The first details about the man shot dead as he tried to bomb Brussels' Central Station highlight the shadowy new challenge to security services across Europe - the lone-wolf militant.

21 Jun 2017

Brussels attacker may have supported Islamic State

BRUSSELS A Moroccan national who attempted an attack on Brussels' Central Station is suspected of supporting Islamic State militants, prosecutors said on Wednesday, a day after the man tried to detonate a suitcase bomb packed with nails and gas bottles. | Video

09 Jun 2017

EU sets steel import duties to counter Chinese subsidies

BRUSSELS The European Union has set duties of up to 35.9 percent on imports of hot-rolled flat steel from China to counter what it says are unfair subsidies in a finding challenged by Beijing.

08 Jun 2017

Euro zone growth revised up to highest rate in two years

BRUSSELS The euro zone economy grew by more than previously estimated in the first quarter and at its fastest rate in two years, EU statistics agency Eurostat said on Thursday, ahead of a European Central Bank meeting that kept policy unchanged. | Video

03 Jun 2017

World pledges to save 'Mother Earth' despite Trump's snub to climate pact

BERLIN/BRUSSELS China and Europe pledged on Friday to unite to save what German Chancellor Angela Merkel called "our Mother Earth", standing firmly against President Donald Trump's decision to take the United States out of the Paris climate change pact. | Video

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