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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

17 Nov 2017

With ticket to Olympics, North Korean skating pair are 'a rough diamond'

WARSAW When the Canadian coach Bruno Marcotte started working with a pair of Olympics-qualified North Korean figure skaters, he did not expect much warmth from them.

09 Nov 2017

Polish PM calls for an EU where Christianity is not censored

WARSAW Poland wants to be sure that Christian traditions are not subject to "ideological censorship" in the European Union, Prime Minister Beata Szydlo said on Thursday, emphasising her party's opposition to Muslim immigration.

02 Nov 2017

Poland to ban Ukrainians with 'anti-Polish views'

WARSAW Poland plans to bar Ukrainians with "anti-Polish views", its foreign minister said on Thursday, emphasising the nationalist credentials of his ruling party that often talks of the "historic wrongs" inflicted on Poles by their neighbours.

27 Oct 2017

U.N. special envoy urges Poland to open up debate on judicial reform

WARSAW Poland's political establishment must open up negotiations on proposals to reform the country's courts to avoid further damage to the country's judicial system, a United Nations envoy urged on Friday.

25 Aug 2017

NATO says Russia should be transparent about its military drills

WARSAW NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Friday the alliance would closely watch Russian military exercises in western Russia and Belarus next month, urging Moscow to be transparent about the drills.

22 Aug 2017

Polish state history institute probing Walesa over alleged perjury

WARSAW Poland's government-affiliated history institute said on Tuesday it is investigating allegations of perjury by Lech Walesa, the Nobel Peace Prize-winning leader of the Solidarity movement that helped bring down communist rule.

22 Aug 2017

France's Macron, seeking to re-shape Europe, heads east

PARIS/WARSAW While Britain toils over its messy divorce with the European Union, France's president Emmanuel Macron is embarking on a drive to deepen the economic integration of a bloc he says needs to be more protective of its citizens.

09 Aug 2017

Polish president at loggerheads with ruling party over army

WARSAW Polish President Andrzej Duda has blocked the appointment of new generals, in a fresh sign of tension between the head of state and the ruling nationalist Law and Justice (PiS) party that originally backed him.

26 Jul 2017

EU executive to start legal action against Poland over judiciary reform

BRUSSELS The European Commission said on Wednesday it would launch legal action against Poland over an overhaul of its judiciary that it says undermines the independence of judges and breaks EU rules, both accusations denied by Warsaw. | Video

26 Jul 2017

Poland in crisis: how the president blindsided the ruling party

WARSAW On the evening before Polish President Andrzej Duda unexpectedly vetoed two controversial bills intended to reform the courts, the devout Catholic was seen praying at the country's most popular shrine, the Black Madonna of Czestochowa.

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