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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

Sep 13 2017

Greece to grant permits for Eldorado Gold's Olympias project this week: minister

ATHENS Greece's Energy Minister assured protesting Eldorado Gold workers on Wednesday that it would grant outstanding permits this week to enable the Canadian miner to fully operate one of its Greek projects. | Video

Aug 16 2017

Firefighters contain destructive wildfire near Athens

ATHENS Firefighters on Wednesday contained a wildfire burning for nearly four days near Athens after it destroyed thousands of hectares of pine forest and dozens of homes.

Aug 15 2017

Greece seeks EU help as wildfires rage

ATHENS Firefighters battled wildfires raging northeast of Athens for a third day on Tuesday as Greece asked for help from its European partners to prevent them from spreading. | Video

Jun 19 2017

Mosul Old City battle goes house to house as Islamic State fighters defend

MOSUL/BAGHDAD, Iraq Islamic State fighters defended their remaining stronghold in the Old City of Mosul on Monday, moving stealthily along narrow back alleys as U.S.-backed Iraqi forces slowly advanced.

Jun 13 2017

Hundreds suffer food poisoning at Iraqi camp east of Mosul

ERBIL, Iraq About 800 people fell ill in a mass outbreak of food poisoning at a camp for displaced people east of the Iraqi city of Mosul, officials and aid groups said on Tuesday.

Jun 07 2017

Islamic State jails hidden among ordinary villas in Mosul

MOSUL, Iraq Islamic State built prison cells inside an ordinary villa in Mosul as part of the group's tactic of boosting the safety of its jails and security centers by concealing them among regular houses.

Mar 16 2017

Migrant mental health crumbles in Greece: rights groups

ATHENS/CHIOS, Greece Refugees and migrants stuck in Greek camps, including children as young as nine, are cutting themselves, attempting suicide and using drugs to cope with the "endless misery", international charities said on Thursday.

Apr 25 2016

Jordan's Queen Rania visits refugees on Greek island of Lesbos

LESBOS, Greece Queen Rania of Jordan met refugees at a camp on the Greek island of Lesbos on Monday in a visit to highlight the plight of people she said had "seen unspeakable horror and experienced unthinkable tragedy".

Mar 17 2016

Wheelchair refugees brave boats, border guards, flat tyres on way to Europe

IDOMENI, Greece Hassan Omar from Iraq and Radwan Sheikho from Syria have had to rely heavily on the kindness of strangers to make the treacherous journey to Europe this winter, fleeing the conflict wracking their home countries.

Feb 12 2016

Greek farmers clash with police, parade tractors in pensions protest

ATHENS Angry Greek farmers clashed with riot police in Athens then paraded their tractors and pick-ups outside parliament on Friday, in their first big protest in the capital against pension reform plans after weeks of road blockades. | Video

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