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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.

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EU to Turkey: respect for rights 'imperative' to join bloc

BRUSSELS The European Union on Tuesday delivered its most public criticism yet of Turkey's security crackdown since last year's failed coup, saying there could be no progress on Ankara's bid to join the bloc without an end to human rights abuses.

Jul 24 2017

NATO offers to broker compromise in Turkish-German stand-off

BERLIN NATO's secretary general is offering to broker a visit by German lawmakers to troops serving on a Turkish air base in an attempt to heal a rift between the two allies which is disrupting anti-Islamic State operations.

Jul 24 2017

EU divided on how to answer new U.S. sanctions against Russia

BRUSSELS European Commission preparations to retaliate against proposed new U.S. sanctions on Russia that could affect European firms are likely to face resistance within a bloc divided on how to deal with Moscow, diplomats, officials and experts say.

Jul 20 2017

EU seeks U.N. alliance against torture trade, lethal drugs

BRUSSELS The European Union is rallying dozens of countries to stop the trade of torture equipment and lethal-injection drugs, which could make it harder for the United States to perform executions, a top EU official said on Thursday.

Jul 17 2017

EU puts sanctions on Syrian scientists, military officials over gas attack

BRUSSELS The European Union imposed sanctions on 16 Syrian scientists and military officials on Monday for their suspected involvement in a chemical attack in northern Syria in April which killed scores of civilians.

Jul 13 2017

Russia tells NATO to stop 'demonising' planned war games

BRUSSELS Russia sought to reassure NATO on Thursday that its war games in September would respect international limits on size, but NATO's chief remained wary about their scale and scope.

Jul 12 2017

Siemens' Crimea predicament tests limits of EU sanctions

BRUSSELS The delivery of turbines made by the German company Siemens to Crimea shows the limits of policing European Union sanctions on Russia as no EU enforcement authority exists, officials and experts said.

Jul 04 2017

Abe expected to agree EU-Japan trade deal on Thursday -EU

BRUSSELS The European Union and Japan expect to commit to signing a free trade deal on Thursday, the EU said, in what both see as a push back against a feared U.S. turn toward protectionism under President Donald Trump.

Jun 29 2017

Europe to meet U.S. plea for more troops to Afghanistan

BRUSSELS European allies pledged more troops to support Afghanistan's hard-pressed military on Thursday but left details on numbers vague until the United States clarifies its new strategy to break a stalemate with the Taliban. | Video

Jun 28 2017

Trump effect? Europe's defense spending to rise faster in 2017

BRUSSELS Europe and Canada will raise defense spending at the fastest pace for three years in 2017, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said on Wednesday, partly aimed at showing the United States they are committed to shouldering more costs.

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