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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 25 2017

NATO says Russia should be transparent about its military drills

WARSAW NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Friday the alliance would closely watch Russian military exercises in western Russia and Belarus next month, urging Moscow to be transparent about the drills.

Aug 23 2017

France's Macron, seeking to re-shape Europe, heads east

PARIS/WARSAW While Britain toils over its messy divorce with the European Union, France's president Emmanuel Macron is embarking on a drive to deepen the economic integration of a bloc he says needs to be more protective of its citizens.

Aug 23 2017

Poland to allocate additional $55 bllion on defense by 2032: deputy minister

WARSAW Poland will allocate an additional 200 billion zlotys ($55 billion) on defense over the next 15 years to modernize its army amid signs of growing aggression from Russia, a deputy defense minister said.

Aug 22 2017

Polish state history institute probing Walesa over alleged perjury

WARSAW Poland's government-affiliated history institute said on Tuesday it is investigating allegations of perjury by Lech Walesa, the Nobel Peace Prize-winning leader of the Solidarity movement that helped bring down communist rule.

Aug 09 2017

Polish president at loggerheads with ruling party over army

WARSAW Polish President Andrzej Duda has blocked the appointment of new generals, in a fresh sign of tension between the head of state and the ruling nationalist Law and Justice (PiS) party that originally backed him.

Jul 26 2017

EU executive to start legal action against Poland over judiciary reform

BRUSSELS The European Commission said on Wednesday it would launch legal action against Poland over an overhaul of its judiciary that it says undermines the independence of judges and breaks EU rules, both accusations denied by Warsaw. | Video

Jul 26 2017

Poland in crisis: how the president blindsided the ruling party

WARSAW On the evening before Polish President Andrzej Duda unexpectedly vetoed two controversial bills intended to reform the courts, the devout Catholic was seen praying at the country's most popular shrine, the Black Madonna of Czestochowa.

Jul 26 2017

Poland in crisis - how the president blindsided the ruling party

WARSAW On the evening before Polish President Andrzej Duda unexpectedly vetoed two controversial bills intended to reform the courts, the devout Catholic was seen praying at the country's most popular shrine, the Black Madonna of Czestochowa.

Jul 26 2017

Poland in crisis: how the president blindsided the ruling party

WARSAW On the evening before Polish President Andrzej Duda unexpectedly vetoed two controversial bills intended to reform the courts, the devout Catholic was seen praying at the country's most popular shrine, the Black Madonna of Czestochowa.

Jul 19 2017

Poland put on notice as EU calls for halt to judicial shake-up

BRUSSELS/WARSAW The European Union on Wednesday gave Warsaw a week to halt judicial reforms it said would put courts under direct government control, or face punishment for undermining democracy in the largest ex-communist member of the bloc.

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