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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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15 Jan 2018

At least 20 dead as clashes shut airport in Libyan capital

TRIPOLI/TUNIS Fierce clashes broke out in the Libyan capital Tripoli on Monday, killing at least 20 people, shutting the airport, and damaging planes during what the government said was a failed attempt to spring militants from a nearby prison.

05 Jan 2018

Libyan oil revenues up sharply in 2017, budget deficit halved - cenbank

TUNIS, Jan 5 Libya earned $14 billion in oil revenues in 2017, nearly three times more than in the previous year, allowing it to halve its budget deficit, the central bank said, amid a partial recovery in oil output despite continued political and economic turmoil.

15 Dec 2017

Exclusive - Italy plans big handover of sea rescues to Libya coastguard

ROME/TRIPOLI Italy wants Libya's coastguard to take responsibility within three years for intercepting migrants across about a tenth of the Mediterranean even as Libyan crews struggle to patrol their own coast and are accused of making deadly mistakes at sea.

07 Dec 2017

Libyan mayors meet for more leverage to tackle country's meltdown

TUNIS More than 90 mayors from across Libya's political divides are meeting for the first time in an effort to shore up their role in tackling conflict-linked crises and promote themselves as a unifying movement.

05 Dec 2017

U.N. pushing sharp increase in migrant returns from Libya

TUNIS The United Nations migration agency is stepping up the rate at which it flies migrants home from Libya, aiming to evacuate up to 15,000 in the final month of the year.

04 Dec 2017

Biker groups flourish in post-Gaddafi Libya

TRIPOLI Donning leather and helmets (sometimes), they roar along Libya's hair-raising, potholed roads on carefully polished Harley Davidsons and Kawasakis. | Video

30 Nov 2017

Libya's eastern central bank may order more cash from Russia - governor

TUNIS The head of an eastern, parallel branch of Libya's central bank said he may order more banknotes from Russia, in an effort to ease liquidity problems before a currency devaluation he hopes to work out with the country's internationally recognised government.

28 Nov 2017

Famed Libyan ruins rely on locals for support

LEPTIS MAGNA, Libya The limestone and marble ruins of Leptis Magna on Libya's coast could be a hive of activity and a top tourist destination, but conflict has left one of ancient Rome's great Mediterranean cities almost entirely cut off from the outside world.

16 Nov 2017

Libyans swap jewelry for medical treatment as crisis bites

TRIPOLI In a square behind Libya's central bank, black market dealers, some of them armed, carry small plastic bags filled with dollars and larger ones with dinars in and out of one of many informal exchanges. | Video

12 Nov 2017

U.N. evacuates first group of refugees from Libya to Niger

TUNIS A group of 25 refugees have been evacuated from Libya to Niger to have resettlement claims processed, in the first operation of its kind from the North African country, the United Nations said on Sunday.

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