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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

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Panama stroll fails to calm Belgian nerves

MOSCOW Belgium coach Roberto Martinez declared himself delighted with a 3-0 win over World Cup debutants Panama but there were plenty of issues that will encourage England after their own winning start in Group G.

Jun 18 2018

Mexico stun champions Germany 1-0 in World Cup opener

MOSCOW Defending champions Germany crashed to defeat in their first game at the World Cup on Sunday as an enterprising Mexico refused to be intimidated by history and ran out 1-0 winners in a thrilling Group F opener.

Jun 18 2018

Togetherness is key for Belgium, says Martinez

MOSCOW Individual brilliance broke Panama's resistance on Monday but for Belgium coach Roberto Martinez the 3-0 win was a victory for a new sense of team solidarity as his squad of precocious talents eyes World Cup glory.

Jun 18 2018

Togetherness is key for Belgium, says Martinez

MOSCOW Individual brilliance broke Panama's resistance on Monday but for Belgium coach Roberto Martinez the 3-0 win was a victory for a new sense of team solidarity as his squad of precocious talents eyes World Cup glory.

Jun 18 2018

Senegal channel Metsu spirit of 2002 before Poland opener

MOSCOW Senegal will draw on the spirit of the late Bruno Metsu, the maverick French coach who led them to the 2002 quarter-finals, when they face Poland on Tuesday in their first World Cup match in 16 years.

Jun 17 2018

Soccer-Mexico stun champions Germany 1-0 in World Cup opener

MOSCOW, June 17 Defending champions Germany crashed to defeat in their first game at the World Cup on Sunday as an enterprising Mexico refused to be intimidated and came away 1-0 winners in a thrill-packed Group F opener.

Jun 17 2018

Soccer: Iceland's 'zombie film' keeper outwits Messi spot kick

MOSCOW Hannes Halldorsson used to make zombie films for a living but it was watching videos that let Iceland's goalkeeper outwit Lionel Messi and save a penalty on Saturday that gave his side a shock World Cup point.

Jun 16 2018

Iceland's 'zombie film' keeper outwits Messi spot kick

MOSCOW Hannes Halldorsson used to make zombie films for a living but it was watching videos that let Iceland's goalkeeper outwit Lionel Messi and save a penalty on Saturday that gave his side a shock World Cup point.

Jun 16 2018

Iceland's 'zombie film' keeper outwits Messi spot kick

MOSCOW Hannes Halldorsson used to make zombie films for a living but it was watching videos that let Iceland's goalkeeper outwit Lionel Messi and save a penalty on Saturday that gave his side a shock World Cup point.

Jun 16 2018

Ambitious 'golden' Belgians eye flying start versus Panama

MOSCOW Belgium see far beyond Monday's World Cup opener against debutantes Panama but need a solid win to settle nerves and rack up goal difference as a "golden generation" of club greats seek finally to deliver as a team.

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