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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

Oct 16 2017

Britain's Johnson says as May heads to Brussels: time to begin serious Brexit talks

LUXEMBOURG Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said it was time to begin "serious negotiations" on Brexit, hours before Prime Minister Theresa May visits Brussels in an attempt to unlock the stalled talks. | Video

Oct 16 2017

EU defends Iran deal despite Trump, appeals to U.S. Congress

LUXEMBOURG The European Union on Monday reaffirmed its support for a 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers despite sharp criticism of the accord by President Donald Trump, and it urged U.S. lawmakers not to reimpose sanctions on Tehran. | Video

Oct 13 2017

EU to ban business ties with Pyongyang over nuclear tests

BRUSSELS The European Union is set to agree on Monday to ban business ties with North Korea, part of a new package of sanctions to isolate Pyongyang over its nuclear and missile programs.

Oct 10 2017

No angst over Turkey's air defense deal with Russia, says NATO chief

CRAIOVA, Romania NATO ally Turkey is not seeking to antagonize the U.S.-led alliance by purchasing Russian S-400 surface-to-air missiles and is in talks with France and Italy to buy similar weapons, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said.

Oct 09 2017

NATO launches Black Sea force as latest counter to Russia

CRAIOVA, Romania NATO launched a new multinational force in Romania on Monday to counter Russia along its eastern flank and to check a growing Russian presence in the Black Sea following the Kremlin's 2014 seizure of Crimea.

Oct 05 2017

Russia may have tested cyber warfare on Latvia, Western officials say

RIGA/BRUSSELS Moscow was probably behind interruptions in Latvia's mobile communications network before Russia's war games last month, in an apparent test of its cyber attack tools, Baltic and NATO officials said, based on early intelligence of the drills.

Oct 03 2017

EU's diplomatic back channel in Pyongyang goes cold

BRUSSELS While European powers France and Britain are lobbying Washington to cool tensions since North Korea's most powerful nuclear test a month ago, EU nations with embassies in Pyongyang are directly pressing the North Koreans.

Sep 21 2017

EU envoys reach draft agreement on more North Korea sanctions

BRUSSELS European Union ambassadors have reached initial agreement on imposing more economic sanctions on North Korea, officials and diplomats said on Thursday, including a largely symbolic oil embargo and a ban on investments.

Sep 21 2017

Spooked by Catalonia, EU rallies behind Madrid, but warily

BRUSSELS Spain's EU partners fear a mounting crisis over Catalans' latest push for independence, and their public support for Mariano Rajoy belies some disquiet that the conservative prime minister's hardline tactics might backfire.

Sep 21 2017

Spooked by Catalonia, EU rallies behind Madrid, but warily

BRUSSELS Spain's EU partners fear a mounting crisis over Catalans' latest push for independence, and their public support for Mariano Rajoy belies some disquiet that the conservative prime minister's hardline tactics might backfire.

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