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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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21 Sep 2017

EU envoys reach draft agreement on more North Korea sanctions

BRUSSELS European Union ambassadors have reached initial agreement on imposing more economic sanctions on North Korea, officials and diplomats said on Thursday, including a largely symbolic oil embargo and a ban on investments.

21 Sep 2017

Spooked by Catalonia, EU rallies behind Madrid, but warily

BRUSSELS Spain's EU partners fear a mounting crisis over Catalans' latest push for independence, and their public support for Mariano Rajoy belies some disquiet that the conservative prime minister's hardline tactics might backfire.

21 Sep 2017

Spooked by Catalonia, EU rallies behind Madrid, but warily

BRUSSELS Spain's EU partners fear a mounting crisis over Catalans' latest push for independence, and their public support for Mariano Rajoy belies some disquiet that the conservative prime minister's hardline tactics might backfire.

13 Sep 2017

Russia's Zapad war games unnerve the West

TALLINN/VILNIUS From planes, radars and ships in the Baltics, NATO officials say they are watching Russia's biggest war games since 2013 with "calm and confidence", but many are unnerved about what they see as Moscow testing its ability to wage war against the West.

12 Sep 2017

North Korean threat highlights NATO missile shield 'weak link'

BRUSSELS NATO has joined world powers' diplomatic efforts to stop North Korea's missile program but it cannot yet rely on its U.S.-built shield to defend Europe, experts and diplomats said.

12 Sep 2017

North Korean threat highlights NATO missile shield "weak link"

BRUSSELS NATO has joined world powers' diplomatic efforts to stop North Korea's missile programme but it cannot yet rely on its U.S.-built shield to defend Europe, experts and diplomats said.

12 Sep 2017

North Korean threat highlights NATO missile shield 'weak link'

BRUSSELS NATO has joined world powers' diplomatic efforts to stop North Korea's missile programme but it cannot yet rely on its U.S.-built shield to defend Europe, experts and diplomats said.

08 Sep 2017

EU must be part of U.S. Middle East peace push, Ireland says

TALLINN Israelis and Palestinians will face more unrest over the next year without a revival of a long-fractured Middle East peace process that the European Union must be part of, Ireland's foreign minister said on Friday.

08 Sep 2017

Dublin rejects British proposal for post-Brexit Irish border

TALLINN Ireland dismissed British proposals for the Irish border after Brexit as unconvincing on Friday, a day after the EU chief negotiator said they amounted to a demand the bloc suspend its laws for Britain. | Video

07 Sep 2017

Germany disputes size of Russian wargames, predicts 100,000 troops

TALLINN Germany said on Thursday that Russia was planning to send more than 100,000 troops to war games on NATO's eastern flank this month, disputing Moscow's version that only 13,000 Russian and Belarussian servicemen would participate.

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