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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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08 Jan 2018

Albanian sacks police chief, vows boost fight against cannabis trade

TIRANA Albania sacked its national police chief on Monday in apparent response to rising international pressure to crack down on the cannabis trade, which rapidly expanded during his watch.

18 Dec 2017

Scuffles, flares as Albania picks interim prosecutor

TIRANA Opposition lawmakers threw a flare at Albania's interim prosecutor general as she took the oath of office in parliament on Monday while their supporters scuffled with police outside.

12 Dec 2017

Albania plans ambitious road revamp, energy market

TIRANA Albania will upgrade its road network with one billion euros from private capital over the next four years, and it plans to open an energy exchange in early 2019, an official said.

03 Nov 2017

Albanians view antique communist-era spyware in 'House of Leaves'

TIRANA In the days of communist Albania's near-total isolation, Saimir Maloku used his technical knowhow to gain illicit glimpses of the outside world. Unluckily for him, as he and his father watched forbidden Italian television, the regime was watching him.

19 Oct 2017

Albanian prosecutors seek arrest of ex-minister on corruption, drug charges

TIRANA Albanian prosecutors asked parliament on Thursday to remove the immunity of former interior minister Saimir Tahiri to allow them to investigate him on corruption and drug trafficking charges, the prosecution said.

19 Oct 2017

New Albanian securities exchange sees trading start by year end

TIRANA A new, private securities exchange in Albania should be up and running by year end after getting the central bank's go-ahead, its chief executive said on Wednesday.

18 Oct 2017

INTERVIEW-New Albanian securities exchange sees trading start by year end

TIRANA, Oct 18 A new, private securities exchange in Albania should be up and running by year end after getting the central bank's go-ahead, its chief executive said on Wednesday.

09 Oct 2017

Struggling Italy head for playoffs after win over Albania

SHKODER, Albania Italy battled to a 1-0 win over Albania on Monday with a late Antonio Candreva goal as the struggling Group G runners-up head for the playoffs in a bid to reach next year's World Cup.

25 Jul 2017

'Pharma bro' stirs mixed feelings in his ancestral Albanian village

SHKREL, Albania Dubbed the "most hated man in America" by the U.S. press, pharmaceutical entrepreneur Martin Shkreli has brought both pride and shame to his home village in Albania from which he takes his name.

27 Jun 2017

Albanian Socialists pledge reforms, jobs after election win confirmed

TIRANA Albania's ruling Socialist Party pledged on Tuesday to flush out corrupt judges, create more jobs and tackle the cannabis trade on the path towards European Union membership, after final results confirmed their win in a parliamentary election.

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