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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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Yugoslav army veteran lobs grenade at U.S. embassy in Montenegro, then blows himself up

PODGORICA A Yugoslav army veteran who manned anti-aircraft defenses during the NATO bombing in 1999 tossed a hand grenade into the U.S. embassy compound in Podgorica, capital of Montenegro, around midnight and then blew himself up, police said on Thursday. | Video

Feb 07 2018

Serbia must reach agreement with Kosovo to join EU by 2025

BELGRADE Serbia will have to reach and implement a legally binding agreement on relations with its former province of Kosovo and undergo a string of reforms if it aims to join the EU by 2025, EU enlargement commissioner Johannes Hahn said on Wednesday.

Feb 06 2018

Belgrade should seek partition deal with Kosovo: Serbian defense minister

BELGRADE Serbia should seek a partition agreement with neighboring Kosovo in order to end a dispute that is hampering Belgrade's accession to the European Union, the Serbian defense minister said on Tuesday.

Feb 01 2018

European Investment Bank has 'strong shoulders' to continue after Brexit: VP

BELGRADE Europe's largest development bank, the EIB, has the 'strong shoulders' needed to carry on after Brexit, its vice-president said on Thursday, sounding upbeat about an event that could lead to the loss of a British stake worth up to nine billion euros.

Jan 26 2018

Croatia accuses Serbia of propaganda over Holocaust memorial exhibit

BELGRADE/ZAGREB Croatia accused Serbia on Friday of falsifying history for propaganda purposes with its Holocaust exhibit at the United Nations in New York on a World War Two extermination camp run by Croatia's then fascist regime.

Jan 18 2018

Slain Kosovo Serb leader Ivanovic given big funeral in Belgrade

BELGRADE Hundreds of mourners came to Belgrade's central cemetery on Thursday to attend the funeral of a Kosovo Serb leader whose killing stoked tensions between Serbia and its former province of Kosovo.

Nov 17 2017

Serbian, U.S. army paratroopers jump together to boost ties

BELGRADE Paratroopers from Serbia and the United States jumped side-by-side just north of Belgrade on Friday as part of a training tailored to bolster ties between the Balkan country and NATO.

Nov 15 2017

With just one mosque, Belgrade's Muslims are forced to improvise

BELGRADE In the shadow of a demolished mosque, three dozen men gathered in a house in a gloomy district of northern Belgrade. The Muslim call to prayer drifted out through the open door.

Nov 02 2017

Serbian foreign minister rejects U.S. call to choose between Russia and the West

BELGRADE Serbia wants to maintain its delicate balancing act between Russia and the West, its foreign minister said on Thursday, dismissing U.S. calls for it to pick a side.

Oct 20 2017

Russian aerobatics team joins Serbian display of air power

BELGRADE Russia's elite aerobatic team zoomed over Serbia's military airport on Friday as Belgrade exhibited its newest fighter jets in a display demonstrating close ties between the fellow Slavic, Orthodox Christian countries.


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