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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

Dec 15 2017

Exclusive: Italy plans big handover of sea rescues to Libya coastguard

ROME/TRIPOLI Italy wants Libya's coastguard to take responsibility within three years for intercepting migrants across about a tenth of the Mediterranean even as Libyan crews struggle to patrol their own coast and are accused of making deadly mistakes at sea.

Dec 07 2017

Libyan mayors meet for more leverage to tackle country's meltdown

TUNIS More than 90 mayors from across Libya's political divides are meeting for the first time in an effort to shore up their role in tackling conflict-linked crises and promote themselves as a unifying movement.

Dec 05 2017

U.N. pushing sharp increase in migrant returns from Libya

TUNIS The United Nations migration agency is stepping up the rate at which it flies migrants home from Libya, aiming to evacuate up to 15,000 in the final month of the year.

Dec 04 2017

Biker groups flourish in post-Gaddafi Libya

TRIPOLI Donning leather and helmets (sometimes), they roar along Libya's hair-raising, potholed roads on carefully polished Harley Davidsons and Kawasakis. | Video

Nov 30 2017

Libya's eastern central bank may order more cash from Russia: governor

TUNIS The head of an eastern, parallel branch of Libya's central bank said he may order more banknotes from Russia, in an effort to ease liquidity problems before a currency devaluation he hopes to work out with the country's internationally recognized government.

Nov 28 2017

Famed Libyan ruins rely on locals for support

LEPTIS MAGNA, Libya The limestone and marble ruins of Leptis Magna on Libya's coast could be a hive of activity and a top tourist destination, but conflict has left one of ancient Rome's great Mediterranean cities almost entirely cut off from the outside world.

Nov 16 2017

Libyans swap jewelry for medical treatment as crisis bites

TRIPOLI In a square behind Libya's central bank, black market dealers, some of them armed, carry small plastic bags filled with dollars and larger ones with dinars in and out of one of many informal exchanges. | Video

Nov 12 2017

U.N. evacuates first group of refugees from Libya to Niger

TUNIS A group of 25 refugees have been evacuated from Libya to Niger to have resettlement claims processed, in the first operation of its kind from the North African country, the United Nations said on Sunday.

Nov 10 2017

Militant threat hangs over Islamic State's former Libyan stronghold

SIRTE, Libya Nearly a year after Islamic State was driven from its Libyan stronghold Sirte, residents surveying their wrecked homes feel neglected and vulnerable, still afraid of the militant threat that has waned but not vanished. | Video

Nov 09 2017

Hilltop tribe's bitterness a challenge for Libya peace effort

BANI WALID, Libya Elders of a powerful tribe that defended the regime of former leader Muammar Gaddafi have a message for the United Nations as it tries to broker peace in Libya - talk to us or you will fail.

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