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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

Aug 17 2017

Special Report: How Syria continued to gas its people as the world looked on

THE HAGUE In the spring of 2015 a Syrian major general escorted a small team of chemical weapons inspectors to a warehouse outside the Syrian capital Damascus. The international experts wanted to examine the site, but were kept waiting outside in their car for around an hour, according to several people briefed on the visit. | Video

Jul 27 2017

Round Two: Elliott Advisors, Akzo Nobel face off in Dutch court

AMSTERDAM Activist hedge fund Elliott Advisors returned to court on Thursday to try to oust the chairman of Dutch paints group Akzo Nobel over his rejection of a 26.3 billion euro ($30 billion) takeover proposal from PPG Industries .

Jul 27 2017

Round Two: Elliott Advisors, Akzo Nobel resume combat in Dutch court

AMSTERDAM Activist hedge fund Elliott Advisors on Thursday pressed ahead with a second lawsuit seeking to oust the chairman of Dutch paints group Akzo Nobel over his rejection of a 26.3 billion euro ($30 billion) takeover proposal from U.S. group PPG Industries .

Jul 27 2017

Round Two: Elliott Advisors, Akzo Nobel resume combat in Dutch court

AMSTERDAM, July 27 Activist hedge fund Elliott Advisors on Thursday pressed ahead with a second lawsuit seeking to oust the chairman of Dutch paints group Akzo Nobel over his rejection of a 26.3 billion euro ($30 billion) takeover proposal from U.S. group PPG Industries.

Jul 25 2017

Refresco to buy Cott's bottling operations for $1.25 billion

AMSTERDAM Netherlands-based drinks bottler Refresco has agreed to buy the bottling activities of Canada-based Cott Corp for $1.25 billion, giving a big boost to its business in the United States, the world's largest soft drinks market.

Jun 30 2017

Chemical weapons watchdog says sarin used in April attack in Syria

AMSTERDAM The world's chemical weapons watchdog said the banned nerve agent sarin was used in an attack in northern Syria in April that killed dozens of people, a report from a fact-finding team seen by Reuters on Thursday showed. | Video

Apr 13 2017

Chemical weapons experts in Turkey to investigate; UK confirms sarin use

AMSTERDAM Global chemical weapons investigators have gone to Turkey to collect samples as part of an inquiry into an alleged chemical weapons attack in neighbouring Syria last week that killed 87 people.

Mar 28 2017

Dutch parliament hit by 'ransomware' attack - ANP news

AMSTERDAM The Dutch parliament's website was briefly hit by a so-called 'ransomware' attack on Tuesday, Dutch news agency ANP reported.

Mar 17 2017

With weaker mandate, Rutte must choose his compromises to form a government

AMSTERDAM After fending off nationalist Geert Wilders at Monday's election, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte must patch together a stable coalition that reflects the rise of fringe parties that made huge gains on the left and right.

Mar 17 2017

Dutch PM Rutte scores big victory over far-right Wilders

AMSTERDAM Dutch centre-right Prime Minister Mark Rutte scored a resounding victory over anti-Islam and anti-EU Geert Wilders in an election on Wednesday, offering huge relief to other governments across Europe facing a wave of nationalism. | Video

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