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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

Slovakia worried by local links to sanctions-hit Russian bikers

BRATISLAVA Russia's ultra-nationalist Night Wolves bikers club is expanding its presence in Slovakia, prompting the NATO member to seek to curb its influence amid concerns about the rise of the far-right.

11 Jul 2018

Slovakia picks U.S. fighter planes to replace Russian-made jets

BRATISLAVA Slovakia has agreed a $1.9 billion (1.43 billion pounds) deal to buy 14 U.S.-made F-16 fighter jets to replace its ageing Russian-made MiG-29s, its defence ministry said on Wednesday.

04 Jun 2018

Slovak EU commissioner declares candidacy to succeed Juncker

BRATISLAVA Slovakia's member of the European Commission declared his candidacy on Monday to succeed Jean-Claude Juncker as the EU executive's president, promising to try to ease tensions between western states and newer members from the ex-communist east.

30 May 2018

Anger at choice of insider as Slovak police chief after journalist's murder

BRATISLAVA A veteran officer became Slovakia's new police chief on Wednesday, a pick that angered protesters who had called for an outside figure to guarantee an independent investigation of the murder of a journalist who exposed high-level graft.

16 May 2018

Slovak authorities seize phone of murdered journalist's colleague

BRATISLAVA Slovakian authorities said on Wednesday they have taken the cell phone of a colleague of a journalist whose murder in February sparked mass protests that forced the government to resign.

15 May 2018

Slovak president Kiska says will not seek re-election next year

BRATISLAVA Slovakia's President Andrej Kiska said on Tuesday he would not seek a second term in a presidential election in 2019 because of the "burden" posed by his involvement in political crisis which erupted after the murder of an investigative journalist.

24 Apr 2018

Slovak ruling party nominates insider as interior minister

BRATISLAVA Slovakia's ruling party on Tuesday nominated one of its own to be interior minister, a decision likely to anger protesters who want an independent figure to reassure them an investigation into a murder that has shaken the country would be impartial.

17 Apr 2018

Slovak protests force police chief to quit over journalist's murder

BRATISLAVA Slovakia's national police chief has agreed to step down by the end of May, Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini said on Tuesday, yielding to public pressure for his dismissal in the wake of the murder of a journalist that has rocked the country for weeks.

16 Apr 2018

Slovak minister quits, police chief stays amid anger over journalist's murder

BRATISLAVA Slovak Interior Minister Tomas Drucker resigned on Monday after just three weeks in office, saying he could not square public demands for the sacking of the country's top policeman with what he said was a lack of evidence against him.

15 Apr 2018

Slovak protesters demand more resignations over corruption neglect

BRATISLAVA Tens of thousands of Slovaks returned to the streets on Sunday to keep up pressure on the government for reform seven weeks after the murder of a journalist that sparked a political crisis and brought down a prime minister.

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