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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 Feb 2018

Public reports 'clearly show' Assad's use of chemical weapons - McMaster

MUNICH U.S. National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster said on Saturday that, despite denials, public reports showed that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was using chemical weapons, and added that it was time for the international community to hold the Syrian government to account.

15 Feb 2018

Turkey demands U.S. expel Kurdish militia from anti-Islamic State force

BRUSSELS/ANKARA Turkey said on Thursday it had demanded the United States expel a Kurdish militia from forces it backs in Syria, setting up the visiting U.S. secretary of state for tough talks on an issue that has strained ties between the allies to the breaking point.

15 Feb 2018

At U.S. urging, NATO agrees training mission in Iraq

BRUSSELS NATO defence ministers agreed on Thursday a bigger 'train-and-advise' mission in Iraq after a U.S. call for the alliance to help stabilise the country after three years of war against Islamic State.

15 Feb 2018

Pentagon chief urges Turkey to stay focused on fighting Islamic State

BRUSSELS U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis urged Turkey to remain focused on fighting Islamic State militants in Syria, a Pentagon statement on Thursday said.

14 Feb 2018

U.S. tells NATO allies spending plans still falling short

BRUSSELS U.S. President Donald Trump's defence secretary told European allies on Wednesday to step up efforts to increase military budgets and warned that troop contributions to missions did not exempt them from broader spending goals, officials said.

13 Feb 2018

U.S. allies fail to agree on how to deal with foreign Islamic State fighters

ROME Countries allied with the United States in the fight against Islamic State failed on Tuesday to come to a final agreement on what to do with foreign fighters captured in Syria who could pose a grave security threat if allowed to escape justice.

12 Feb 2018

Syrian Kurds capture two British Islamic State militants - U.S. officials

WASHINGTON Two British Islamic State militants known for their role in the torture and killings of Western hostages were captured by Syrian Kurdish fighters, U.S. officials said on Thursday.

12 Feb 2018

Mattis says too early to tell if Olympic thaw between Koreas will lead to results

ROME U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Sunday it was too early to tell whether a diplomatic detente between the two Koreas at the Winter Olympics would lead to results, but the move had not driven a wedge between Washington and Seoul. | Video

12 Feb 2018

Mattis says too early to tell if Olympic thaw between Koreas will lead to results

ROME U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Sunday it was too early to tell whether a diplomatic detente between the two Koreas at the Winter Olympics would lead to results, but the move had not driven a wedge between Washington and Seoul. | Video

12 Feb 2018

Mattis says too early to tell if Olympic thaw between Koreas will lead to results

ROME U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Sunday it was too early to tell whether a diplomatic detente between the two Koreas at the Winter Olympics would lead to results, but the move had not driven a wedge between Washington and Seoul. | Video

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