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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

14 Feb 2018

Dutch plan to build giant offshore solar power farm

AMSTERDAM, Feb 14 An offshore seaweed farm in the North Sea will be turned into a large solar power farm that aims to pipe energy to the Dutch mainland in roughly three years.

13 Feb 2018

Dutch foreign minister quits after lying about Putin meeting

AMSTERDAM Dutch Foreign Minister Halbe Zijlstra resigned on Tuesday after admitting that he had lied about attending a meeting in 2006 at which he said Russian President Vladimir Putin had outlined a strategy for building a greater Russia.

30 Jan 2018

Exclusive: Tests link Syrian government stockpile to largest sarin attack - sources

THE HAGUE The Syrian government's chemical weapons stockpile has been linked for the first time by laboratory tests to the largest sarin nerve agent attack of the civil war, diplomats and scientists told Reuters, supporting Western claims that government forces under President Bashar al-Assad were behind the atrocity. | Video

13 Dec 2017

Dutch-Belgian supermarket to battle Amazon on two fronts

ZAANDAM, Netherlands Unlike investors who sold off rival food retail stocks in response to Amazon's plan to buy Whole Foods, Ahold Delhaize boss Dick Boer took the news in stride.

22 Nov 2017

Ex-Bosnian Serb commander Mladic convicted of genocide, gets life in prison

THE HAGUE A U.N. tribunal on Wednesday convicted ex-Bosnian Serb military commander Ratko Mladic of genocide and crimes against humanity for massacres of Bosnian Muslims and ethnic cleansing campaigns to forge a "Greater Serbia", and jailed him for life. | Video

21 Nov 2017

After U.N. veto, Russia moves against chemical weapons watchdog

THE HAGUE After blocking U.N. Security Council action against Syria, Russia has proposed changing the rules for inspectors at the world's chemical weapons body in The Hague, a move Western diplomats and experts said would undermine its work.

09 Nov 2017

Britain, Russia clash over Syria at chemical weapons body

AMSTERDAM Britain accused Russia on Thursday of carrying out a "thinly veiled political attack" on the head of the world's chemical weapons watchdog, escalating a row over the agency's investigation into toxic attacks in Syria.

03 Nov 2017

Prosecutor at war crimes court to seek investigation into Afghan conflict

THE HAGUE The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court on Friday said she would seek approval to open a formal investigation into allegations of war crimes in Afghanistan, in a case that could examine the role of U.S. forces abroad.

24 Oct 2017

Missing persons agency opens high-tech global HQ in Netherlands

THE HAGUE The organisation that identified tens of thousands of victims from the Balkan wars of the 1990s opened a new global headquarters in the Netherlands on Tuesday from where it will take on new cases around the world.

24 Oct 2017

Randstad shares drop as quarterly growth fails to impress

AMSTERDAM Randstad , the world's second-largest staffing company, suffered hefty one-off costs at U.S.-based Monster Worldwide which it bought last year, helping send its shares sharply lower as quarterly results offered no positive surprise.

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