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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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07 Aug 2018

Greece to tear down illegal buildings after killer blaze

ATHENS Greece will demolish thousands of illegal buildings in response to the death of dozens of people who were unable to escape a maze of poorly planned streets in the country's worst wildfire disaster.

03 Aug 2018

Greek civil protection minister resigns after killer wildfire

ATHENS Greek Civil Protection Minister Nikos Toskas resigned on Friday in the wake of a wildfire last month that killed 88 people and led to widespread criticism of the government for its handling of the disaster.

31 Jul 2018

After Greek fire kills scores, politicians' gloves come off

ATHENS Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras accused the opposition on Tuesday of exploiting one of the country's worst ever natural disasters in a deepening political row over the deaths of at least 91 people in a fire.

26 Jul 2018

We suspect arson, Greek minister says of wildfire

MATI, Greece Greece said on Thursday it suspected arson was behind a devastating forest fire which killed at least 83 people and turned the small town of Mati east of Athens into a wasteland of death and destruction. | Video

25 Jul 2018

'I'm looking for my mum,' says young woman as number of dead from Greek fire rises

ATHENS The number of dead from a fire which ripped through a Greek coastal town reached at least 81 on Wednesday as frantic relatives tried to track down people missing from the inferno and officials began the grim task of identifying bodies. | Video

11 Jul 2018

Greece, Russia to expel diplomats in Macedonia tussle ahead of NATO summit

ATHENS Greece will expel two Russian diplomats suspected of meddling in the politically sensitive issue of Macedonia, a Greek diplomatic source said on Wednesday, as NATO prepares to invite the former Yugoslav republic to join the alliance.

03 Jul 2018

Greek defense minister says will try to block 'bad' Macedonia deal

ATHENS A deal to end a decades-long name dispute between Greece and Macedonia is at risk after the Greek defense minister said he would try to block it, also underscoring the fragility of Greece's ruling left-right coalition a year before elections.

23 Jun 2018

It's a tie! Greek PM marks debt deal with sartorial twist

ATHENS After long insisting he would only wear a neck tie when Greece's debt problem was settled, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras duly did so on Friday, after euro zone peers offered debt relief that marks a turn away from the country's long crisis.

17 Jun 2018

Greek PM survives no-confidence vote in parliament

ATHENS Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras survived a no-confidence motion in parliament on Saturday, setting the stage for the signing of a historic accord with neighbouring Macedonia to settle a long dispute over the latter's name.

14 Jun 2018

Greek parliament debates Tsipras no-confidence motion after Macedonia deal

ATHENS The Greek parliament began debating a no-confidence motion in the government on Thursday, with opposition lawmakers furious over Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras's deal aimed at solving a decades-old dispute with neighbouring Macedonia over its name.

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