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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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18 Jul 2018

European Investment Bank casts doubt on EU plan to salvage nuclear deal

BRUSSELS The European Investment Bank's global operations would be put at risk if it were to invest in Iran, its president said on Wednesday, casting doubt on the EU's ability to deliver on its pledge to save a nuclear deal with Tehran that Washington has abandoned.

18 Jul 2018

European Investment Bank casts doubt on EU plan to salvage nuclear deal

BRUSSELS The European Investment Bank would put its global operations at risk by investing in Iran, its president said on Wednesday, calling into question an EU plan to help save a nuclear deal with Tehran that Washington has abandoned.

13 Jul 2018

Trump's portrayal of NATO in crisis carries risks for alliance

BRUSSELS Donald Trump's portrayal of NATO as an alliance in crisis has raised concern that the U.S. president's nagging criticism might erode U.S. public support and risk America's commitment to collective defence, diplomats said.

13 Jul 2018

Trump claims NATO victory after ultimatum to go it alone

BRUSSELS Donald Trump gave an angry ultimatum to European allies on Thursday, warning a NATO summit the United States could withdraw its support and sparking crisis talks which the U.S. president said produced big new defence spending pledges. | Video

12 Jul 2018

Trump brings reality-show style to NATO, and leaves satisfied

BRUSSELS He came. He raged. He claimed victory. He left.

11 Jul 2018

Trump calls Germany 'captive' of Russia; demands higher defence spending

BRUSSELS U.S. President Donald Trump accused Germany on Wednesday of being a "captive" of Russia due to its energy reliance, before a NATO summit where he pressed allies to more than double defence spending. | Video

10 Jul 2018

EU council chief's riposte to Trump: Respect the allies you have

BRUSSELS European Council President Donald Tusk told U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday to stop berating NATO allies over military investment levels ahead of what is expected to be a fraught alliance summit.

09 Jul 2018

As Trump confounds, Mattis seen as quiet champion among NATO allies

WASHINGTON/BRUSSELS U.S. Defence Secretary Jim Mattis will only play a supporting role to President Donald Trump at this week's NATO summit - an event that by definition is focussed on heads of state from the trans-Atlantic alliance. | Video

08 Jul 2018

Transatlantic ties hang in the balance as Trump comes to Europe

BRUSSELS/WASHINGTON European leaders say they no longer have any illusions about Donald Trump as they welcome the U.S. president at a NATO summit this week, but they fear his "America first" agenda may force a moment of reckoning that works to no-one's benefit.

04 Jul 2018

EU lawmakers back plan for European Investment Bank work in Iran

BRUSSELS EU lawmakers gave approval on Wednesday for the European Investment Bank (EIB) to do business in Iran, overcoming a blocking attempt and keeping alive plans to save the 2015 nuclear deal with Tehran that Washington has abandoned.

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