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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

Jul 12 2018

Bread price hike sharpens economic pain for Libyans

TRIPOLI/BENGHAZI, Libya Libyans already struggling to make ends meet have been hit by sharp increases in bread prices, as a broken imports system and political splits lead to more inflationary pressure for ordinary citizens.

Jul 10 2018

Libya 1st-half 2018 oil revenue $11.4 bln - central bank

TRIPOLI, July 10 Libya's central bank (CBL) said on Tuesday the country had earned 15.6 billion Libyan dinars ($11.4 billion) in oil revenue in the first six months of the year, accounting for more than 93 percent of total income and more than double the 6.8 billion dinars earned from oil in the first half of 2017.

Jun 25 2018

Italy proposes African migrant centers to halt immigrant tide

TRIPOLI Italy called on Monday for migrant centers to be set up in Africa to stop a tide of asylum-seekers fleeing toward western Europe, as Rome raised pressure on its European Union partners to take a much tougher approach to immigration.

Jun 25 2018

Libyan coastguard picks up almost 1,000 migrants in one day

TRIPOLI Libyan coastguards picked up 948 African migrants on inflatable boats in several operations and also recovered 10 bodies on Sunday, officials and a witness at a naval base said. | Video

Jun 23 2018

Libya recovers five bodies, picks up 185 migrants

TRIPOLI Libyan coastguards have recovered the bodies of five migrants and picked up 185 survivors off its western coast, a spokesman said on Saturday.

Jun 21 2018

Survivors report 220 migrants drowned off Libya in recent days: UNHCR

TRIPOLI/GENEVA Survivors have reported that about 220 migrants drowned off the coast of Libya in the last few days while trying to reach Europe, putting the death toll this year on that route to more than 1,000, the United Nations said on Thursday.

May 03 2018

Suicide attackers storm HQ of Libya's election commission, 12 dead

TRIPOLI Suicide bombers stormed the head offices of Libya's electoral commission in Tripoli on Wednesday, killing at least 12 people and setting fire to the building in an attack claimed by the Islamic State militant group. | Video

Apr 01 2018

Libyan returnees stuck in desert say no going back

GARART AL-GATEF, Libya The wind whips up sand storms in Garart al-Gatef. Snakes and scorpions lurk amongst the desert scrub.

Mar 27 2018

Libyan reconciliation the only option, says isolated town's mayor

ZINTAN, Libya Communities drawn into conflict after Libya's 2011 uprising have no choice but to reconcile if the country is to recover, said the mayor of a town that was left isolated following fighting four years ago.

Mar 15 2018

Libya seizes tanker suspected of fuel smuggling, arrests crew-spokesman

TRIPOLI, March 15 Libya's naval forces seized a Togo-flagged fuel tanker and arrested its Greek crew on suspicion they planned to smuggle oil out of the North African country, a spokesman for the forces said on Thursday.

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