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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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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.

18 Oct 2017

At least 1,300 Dutch girls per year trafficked, exploited

AMSTERDAM At least 1,320 underage Dutch girls between the ages of 12 and 17 fall victim to sexual exploitation in the Netherlands each year, a report on human trafficking published on Wednesday showed.

11 Oct 2017

Chemical weapons watchdog to get new leader as it investigates Syria

AMSTERDAM A Spanish diplomat has been proposed to head the world's chemical weapons watchdog at a critical time for the organisation's disarmament work in Syria, diplomats said on Wednesday.

05 Oct 2017

Chemical weapons watchdog found sarin used in March Syria attack - sources

AMSTERDAM/UNITED NATIONS An inquiry by the global chemical weapons watchdog found sarin was used in a March attack in Syria on an opposition-held town, just days before the banned nerve agent killed dozens in a separate attack nearby, sources told Reuters on Wednesday.

04 Oct 2017

Ultimate cold case: Who betrayed Anne Frank?

AMSTERDAM A former FBI agent is heading up a cold case team more than 70 years after Nazi occupation police stormed the secret Amsterdam canal house annex where Anne Frank was hiding and sent her to her death in a concentration camp.

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