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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

24 Jun 2018

Swiss ministers support Xhaka, Shaqiri over goal celebrations

MOSCOW Two Swiss government ministers have backed national team players Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri after their controversial goal celebrations in Friday's 2-1 World Cup win over Serbia.

24 Jun 2018

Mexico win ushers in uneasy truce between Osorio and critics

Barely three weeks after chants of "get out Osorio" rang around the Azteca stadium, Mexico's cerebral coach has won over his critics thanks to two impressive opening performances at the World Cup.

23 Jun 2018

Apologetic Tunisia coach says Arab teams have long way to go

MOSCOW Tunisia coach Nabil Maaloul apologised to his team's fans after their 5-2 World Cup defeat to Belgium on Saturday and said Arab teams have a long way to go before they can compete at the highest level.

23 Jun 2018

Swiss applaud win over Serbia but criticise celebrations

Switzerland's 2-1 World Cup win over Serbia was given a mixed reaction by Swiss media who applauded their rousing second-half comeback but criticised celebrations by scorers Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri which appeared to have political overtones.

22 Jun 2018

Neymar histrionics risk making him his own worst enemy

MOSCOW As Brazil forward Neymar broke down and wept uncontrollably on the pitch at the end of his team's hard-fought 2-0 win over Costa Rica on Friday, it was hard not to be moved by his reaction.

22 Jun 2018

Victims of an old failing, Peru and their fans will be missed

MOSCOW Peru's entertaining team and their colourful army of joyous fans will be sorely missed at the World Cup after the South Americans fell victim to their old failing in front of goal.

21 Jun 2018

Shades of Euro 2016 as suffering Portugal muddle through

MOSCOW Pragmatic, uninspiring and too dependent on Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal's performance at the World Cup is starting to bear an uncanny resemblance to their victorious Euro 2016 campaign.

20 Jun 2018

Ponderous Portugal spared embarrassment by Morocco's profligacy

MOSCOW European champions Portugal were let off the hook by Morocco's wasteful finishing and another Cristiano Ronaldo moment as they notched up a fortuitous victory in the World Cup on Wednesday.

19 Jun 2018

Poland's mishaps help Senegal claim first African win

MOSCOW Senegal became the first African team to win a match at the 2018 World Cup on Tuesday when they beat Poland 2-1, helped by an own goal from a Brazilian-born Polish defender and a nightmare moment for goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny.

18 Jun 2018

Poland tough guy Glik could face Senegal

MOSCOW Poland have still not ruled out the possibility of defender Kamil Glik playing in their opening World Cup Group H match against Senegal on Tuesday, coach Adam Nawalka said.

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