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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

5:13pm EDT

Iran's Zarif raps U.S. Supreme Court's partial revival of travel ban

BERLIN Iran's foreign minister criticised on Tuesday a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to revive part of President Donald Trump's travel ban imposed on citizens from six majority Muslim countries, saying it would boost militants in the Middle East.

11:02am EDT

Germany urges all sides in Qatar crisis to talk, avoid escalation

BERLIN German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel on Tuesday appealed to all sides in the Qatar crisis to hold direct talks to avoid a further escalation, and urged Iran to play a constructive role.

Jun 26 2017

Saudi demands from Qatar 'very provocative': Germany

BERLIN A list of 13 demands submitted by four Arab states to Qatar as a condition to lift their boycott on the Gulf country is "very provocative" because some items challenge Doha's sovereignty, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said on Monday.

Jun 23 2017

Europe faces Herculean challenge to develop new fighter jet

PARIS Europe is embarking on an expensive and politically charged effort to develop a new combat jet that will shape the future of the European fighter industry and its three existing programs: Eurofighter, France's Rafale and Sweden's Gripen.

Jun 23 2017

Russia's fighter jet makers 'not afraid' of U.S. competition in India

PARIS Russian military aviation firm MiG said on Friday it was ready to deepen its cooperation with India, just days after U.S. arms maker Lockheed Martin Corp agreed with Tata Advanced Systems to build F-16 fighters there.

Jun 23 2017

Russia's fighter jet makers 'not afraid' of U.S. competition in India

PARIS Russian military aviation firm MiG said on Friday it was ready to deepen its cooperation with India, just days after U.S. arms maker Lockheed Martin Corp agreed with Tata Advanced Systems to build F-16 fighters there.

Jun 22 2017

Europe sets sights on cheap rocket engine by 2030s

PARIS Europe aims to develop a low-cost, reusable rocket engine for use after 2030 under a deal between Airbus Safran Launchers and the European Space Agency (ESA).

Jun 22 2017

EU, Britain need close defence ties post-Brexit - MBDA

PARIS Europe risks losing the critical mass it needs in terms of military capabilities unless negotiations on Britain's exit from the European Union preserve close ties on defence matters, a European industry executive said on Thursday.

Jun 22 2017

AIRSHOW-EU, Britain need close defence ties post-Brexit -MBDA

PARIS, June 22 Europe risks losing the critical mass it needs in terms of military capabilities unless negotiations on Britain's exit from the European Union preserve close ties on defence matters, a European industry executive said on Thursday.

Jun 22 2017

Europe sets sights on cheap rocket engine by 2030s

PARIS Europe aims to develop a low-cost, reusable rocket engine for use after 2030 under a deal between Airbus Safran Launchers and the European Space Agency (ESA).

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