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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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25 Jun 2018

Despite protests, Moldova court upholds decision to void mayoral election result

CHISINAU Moldova's Supreme Court on Monday upheld a decision to invalidate the election victory of a pro-transparency candidate for the post of mayor of the capital Chisinau, despite public protests demanding the ruling be overturned.

21 Jun 2018

Moldovans protest after court voids mayoral election result

CHISINAU Moldovans are staging daily protests in the capital Chisinau to demand the reversal of a court ruling invalidating the election of a pro-European candidate in the city's mayoral race.

25 Mar 2018

More than 10,000 people rally to unify Romania and Moldova

CHISINAU The former president of Romania Traian Basescu joined more than 10,000 people in the Moldovan capital on Sunday to rally in support of reunification between Romania and Moldova.

18 Dec 2017

Moldova recalls ambassador from Moscow as dispute escalates

KIEV/CHISINAU Moldova recalled its ambassador to Russia for consultations in response to the harassment and intimidation by Russian authorities of Moldovan politicians and officials, the Moldovan foreign ministry said on Monday.

07 Dec 2017

Moldova ruling party chief says framed by Russia in bogus cases

KIEV/CHISINAU The powerful head of Moldova's ruling party Vlad Plahotniuc on Thursday accused Russian authorities of harassing him and other officials with dozens of bogus legal cases, ratcheting up a long-running diplomatic row between the two countries.

07 Dec 2017

Moldova ruling party chief says framed by Russia in bogus cases

KIEV/CHISINAU, Dec 7 The powerful head of Moldova's ruling party Vlad Plahotniuc on Thursday accused Russian authorities of harassing him and other officials with dozens of bogus legal cases, ratcheting up a long-running diplomatic row between the two countries.

09 Oct 2017

Moldova PM confident of securing EU funding in 2018

CHISINAU Moldova's Prime Minister Pavel Filip said on Monday he was confident of meeting all the conditions to get funding next year under a 100-million-euro ($117-million) agreement with the European Union.

07 Sep 2017

Moldova sends troops to NATO drills despite presidential veto

CHISINAU The Moldovan government said on Thursday it has sent 57 servicemen to Ukraine to participate in military exercises starting this week, deepening a row with the pro-Russian president who had vetoed the move.

06 Sep 2017

Moldovan president vetoes participation in NATO country exercises

CHISINAU Moldova's pro-Russian President Igor Dodon has blocked government plans to send troops to Ukraine to participate in military exercises starting this week and which coincide with Russian drills across the border in Belarus.

29 Jul 2017

Moldova president sees move towards Russia-led trade union in 2017

CHISINAU Moldova's Moscow-backed President Igor Dodon said on Friday he hoped the ex-Soviet nation would be granted observer status to a Russia-led customs union before the end of 2017, despite a government push for closer integration with the European Union.

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