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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

17 Nov 2017

Serbian, U.S. army paratroopers jump together to boost ties

BELGRADE Paratroopers from Serbia and the United States jumped side-by-side just north of Belgrade on Friday as part of a training tailored to bolster ties between the Balkan country and NATO.

15 Nov 2017

With just one mosque, Belgrade's Muslims are forced to improvise

BELGRADE In the shadow of a demolished mosque, three dozen men gathered in a house in a gloomy district of northern Belgrade. The Muslim call to prayer drifted out through the open door.

03 Nov 2017

Serbian foreign minister rejects U.S. call to choose between Russia and the West

BELGRADE Serbia wants to maintain its delicate balancing act between Russia and the West, its foreign minister said on Thursday, dismissing U.S. calls for it to pick a side.

20 Oct 2017

Russian aerobatics team joins Serbian display of air power

BELGRADE Russia's elite aerobatic team zoomed over Serbia's military airport on Friday as Belgrade exhibited its newest fighter jets in a display demonstrating close ties between the fellow Slavic, Orthodox Christian countries.

20 Oct 2017

Russian aerobatics team joins Serbian display of air power

BELGRADE, Oct 20 Russia's elite aerobatic team zoomed over Serbia's military airport on Friday as Belgrade exhibited its newest fighter jets in a display demonstrating close ties between the fellow Slavic, Orthodox Christian countries.

19 Oct 2017

War criminal or role model? It's a thin line in Serbia

LJUBLJANA/BELGRADE In 2009, Serbian general Vladimir Lazarevic was convicted by a U.N. court of war crimes over the forced deportation of more than 700,000 ethnic Albanians during the 1989-99 Kosovo war.

11 Oct 2017

Turkey's Erdogan gets warm welcome in mainly Muslim Serbian town

NOVI PAZAR, Serbia Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan received a rapturous welcome on Wednesday during a visit to the Serbian town of Novi Pazar, capital of the Muslim majority Sandzak region that has seen mass emigration to Turkey since the violent breakup of Yugoslavia.

11 Oct 2017

Turkey's Erdogan pledges gas, trade and support for Serbia

BELGRADE Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan pledged gas, investment and support for the Balkans on Tuesday, in an apparent bid to expand influence in a region frustrated by the slow pace of EU accession.

21 Aug 2017

Serbia recalls embassy staff from Macedonia

OBRENOVAC, Serbia Serbia recalled its embassy staff from Macedonia on Monday in protest at "offensive actions" which coincided with reports that Skopje was joining diplomatic efforts to secure Kosovo membership of the U.N. cultural agency UNESCO.

06 Aug 2017

'Lucifer' heat wave holds Italy, eastern Europe in fiery grip

SARAJEVO/BELGRADE Swathes of southern and eastern Europe sweltered in temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius (104°F) on Friday in a heat wave nicknamed "Lucifer" that has fanned forest fires, triggered weather warning alerts and damaged crops. | Video

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