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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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13 Nov 2017

EU readies sanctions on Venezuela, approves arms embargo

BRUSSELS European Union foreign ministers approved economic sanctions, including an arms embargo, on Venezuela on Monday, saying regional elections last month marred by reported irregularities had deepened the country's crisis.

13 Nov 2017

EU signs defence pact in decades-long quest

BRUSSELS France and Germany edged towards achieving a 70-year-old ambition to integrate European defences on Monday, signing a pact with 21 other EU governments to fund, develop and deploy armed forces after Britain's decision to quit the bloc. | Video

13 Nov 2017

Spain sees Russian interference in Catalonia separatist vote

BRUSSELS Madrid believes Russian-based groups used online social media to heavily promote Catalonia's independence referendum last month in an attempt to destabilise Spain, Spanish ministers said on Monday.

13 Nov 2017

Spain sees Russian interference in Catalonia separatist vote

BRUSSELS Madrid believes Russian-based groups used online social media to heavily promote Catalonia's independence referendum last month in an attempt to destabilize Spain, Spanish ministers said on Monday.

09 Nov 2017

Despite NATO pledge to increase Afghan support, troop shortfall remains - U.S.

BRUSSELS NATO's pledge to send more troops to Afghanistan still falls short of commitments, U.S. commanders said on Thursday, concerned that fewer reinforcements could threaten the already precarious security situation in the country.

09 Nov 2017

NATO agrees new military commands to protect Europe

BRUSSELS NATO allies backed plans on Wednesday for two new military headquarters to help protect Europe in the event of a conflict with Russia, laying the ground for the U.S.-led alliance's biggest expansion in decades.

09 Nov 2017

EU to impose arms embargo on Venezuela, lays basis for sanctions - diplomats

BRUSSELS The European Union is set to impose an arms embargo on Venezuela and will consider further sanctions in response to the political crisis in the South American country, two EU diplomats said.

08 Nov 2017

NATO to send more troops to Afghanistan after U.S. shift

BRUSSELS NATO is set to agree on Thursday to increase its Afghanistan training mission by some 3,000 troops, alliance officials said, after the United States switched tack in long-running efforts to defeat Taliban militants and end the conflict. | Video

08 Nov 2017

EU to sign joint defence pact in show of post-Brexit unity

BERLIN/BRUSSELS At least 20 countries in the European Union will sign up to a new defence pact next week, promoted by France and Germany, to fund and develop joint military hardware in a show of unity following Britain's decision to quit the bloc.

06 Nov 2017

Echoes of Cold War as NATO mulls new North Atlantic command

BRUSSELS NATO needs to establish a new regional base for protecting the North Atlantic against increased Russian naval strength, a senior alliance general said on Monday, as allies consider the next step in a military build-up reminiscent of the Cold War.

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