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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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17 Jan 2018

Kosovo to face harsh consequences if war crimes court scrapped - U.S.

PRISTINA The U.S. ambassador to Kosovo warned the country's leaders on Wednesday they would bear harsh consequences if parliament votes to scrap a war crimes court linked to its violent independence struggle.

16 Jan 2018

Kosovo Serb leader shot dead in divided town of Mitrovica

PRISTINA/BELGRADE Kosovo Serb leader Oliver Ivanovic, who was standing trial over the killings of ethnic Albanians during the 1998-99 war, was shot dead on Tuesday in what Serbia called an act of terrorism. | Video

12 Jan 2018

EU tells Kosovo relations will suffer if it scraps war crimes court

PRISTINA The European Union warned Kosovo on Friday that its relations with the bloc will suffer if it scraps a war crimes court linked to its bloody independence struggle.

05 Jan 2018

Suspect in Kosovo organ trafficking case arrested in Cyprus

PRISTINA An Israeli citizen accused of involvement in a human organ trafficking scandal in Kosovo a decade ago has been arrested in Cyprus and the authorities in Pristina have requested his extradition to face trial, police said on Friday.

03 Jan 2018

Four Kosovo MPs get suspended jail terms for tear gas protest

PRISTINA Four Kosovo opposition lawmakers were handed suspended jail terms of between 15 and 18 months on Wednesday for obstructing parliamentary work by releasing tear gas in the chamber.

22 Dec 2017

Don't scrap war crimes court, U.S. warns Kosovo

PRISTINA Any move by Kosovo to scrap a war crimes court linked to its independence struggle would seriously undermine relations with friendly western nations, its main backer the United States said on Friday.

20 Dec 2017

Two Kosovo men plea guilty of plotting to attack Israeli soccer team

PRISTINA Two Kosovo men pleaded guilty on Wednesday to planning attacks at a World Cup soccer match in Albania against the visiting Israel team last year.

20 Dec 2017

Kosovo, ContourGlobal sign deal to build 500 MW coal-fired power plant

PRISTINA, Dec 20 Kosovo has signed a contract with power generator ContourGlobal to build a 500-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant, the first major project since the poor Balkan country declared independence in 2008.

14 Dec 2017

Kosovo prosecutor drops extradition case over alleged Turkey coup links

PRISTINA A Kosovo prosecutor withdrew his bid on Thursday to extradite a Turkish citizen accused by Turkey of being part of a group linked to a failed coup there in 2016, saying Ankara had not provided enough evidence to back the case.

24 Nov 2017

Police arrest Kosovo opposition leader for no-show at court

PRISTINA Kosovo police arrested three lawmakers on Friday, including the popular main opposition leader whom they handcuffed in the street, after the three failed to appear in court on charges of releasing tear gas in parliament in 2015 and 2016.

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