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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

01 Aug 2018

Rugby - Smith gets another final chance after last year's red card

CAPE TOWN Lions loose forward Kwagga Smith does not see Saturday's Super Rugby final as a chance for redemption but rather an opportunity after being sent off in last year’s decider and seeing his side lose at home.

31 Jul 2018

Rugby - Lions coach backs enigmatic Jantjies head of Super Rugby final

CAPE TOWN Fans either love him or hate him but Lions coach Swys de Bruin thinks mercurial flyhalf Elton Jantjies knows how to make the tough calls and will be key to his side's chances of beating the Canterbury Crusaders in Saturday's Super Rugby final.

29 Jul 2018

Rugby - Lions need to be alert from the start in Super Rugby final

CAPE TOWN Being alert from the start and avoiding giving away early points will be top of the agenda as South African's Lions prepare to face the Canterbury Crusaders in Saturday’s Super Rugby final in Christchurch.

18 Jul 2018

Mixed feelings for Belgium as they are feted by fans

(This July 15 story corrects to say "Euro 2020" instead of "Euro 2022" in the last paragraph.)

16 Jul 2018

Croatia fly flag for the little guys

MOSCOW A World Cup of surprises showed once again how small teams are finding a way to compete with the big boys, as was the case at the European Championship two years ago.

16 Jul 2018

Mbappe's France have quality to emulate Pele's boys from Brazil

MOSCOW When teenager Kylian Mbappe netted France’s fourth goal in the World Cup final, thoughts turned to the possibility that the French could go on to emulate the dominant Brazilian teams led by their great striker Pele.

15 Jul 2018

After Russia, World Cup focus now turns to Qatar

MOSCOW Germany came out of its shell, South Africa exceeded expectations and Russia changed negative perceptions when they all hosted the World Cup but just what will unfold in four years' time when the tournament goes to Qatar is anyone's guess.

15 Jul 2018

France favourites as Moscow basks in World Cup spotlight

MOSCOW Croatia can cause a massive upset but France are favourites as Moscow basked in sweltering summer sun and the world’s spotlight on the big day of the World Cup final.

14 Jul 2018

Africans adopt a France team with a familiar feel

MOSCOW Africa’s direct interest in the World Cup ended disappointingly early in the first round in Russia but with France having 14 players with roots on the continent there is little doubt which side Africans will be backing in Sunday’s World Cup final.

14 Jul 2018

France coach Didier Deschamps on brink of history

ST PETERSBURG A firm hand on the tiller for France comes not only from captaining a World Cup-winning team 20 years ago, but also from some harsh lessons in Didier Deschamps' six years as coach.

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