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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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For fans from tiny Iceland, team is family - often literally

VOLGOGRAD, Russia One Iceland fan went to primary school with a player's father. Another supporter's son used to regularly wait on the team at a bar. And yet another fan is related by marriage to the squad's chef.

Jun 19 2018

Kane takes to world stage as England edges past Tunisia

VOLGOGRAD, Russia England captain Harry Kane declared his arrival on soccer's biggest stage when he scored twice, including a stoppage-time winner, in a dramatic 2-1 victory over Tunisia as his team launched their World Cup campaign on Monday.

Jun 19 2018

'Let's hang out!': Friendly Russians revel in influx of visiting fans

VOLGOGRAD/SAMARA, Russia Russians in World Cup host cities – some of them remote or industrial towns where tourists rarely tread – are bending over backwards to help visiting soccer fans, dispelling some preconceptions and spreading an upbeat atmosphere throughout the tournament.

Jun 18 2018

Buzz kill - Gnats swarm players during Tunisia v England game

VOLGOGRAD, Russia England and Tunisia players swatted away swarms of gnats that flew into their eyes and mouths during their opening World Cup game in Russia's riverside city of Volgograd on Monday.

Jun 18 2018

Buzz kill: Gnats swarm players during Tunisia v England game

VOLGOGRAD, Russia England and Tunisia players swatted away swarms of gnats that flew into their eyes and mouths during their opening World Cup game in Russia's riverside city of Volgograd on Monday.

Jun 18 2018

Tunisia coach rues influence of 'optimal striker' Kane

VOLGOGRAD, Russia Tunisia's disciplined defensive formation was gradually worn down by a superior England team and their "optimal striker" Harry Kane, the North African side's coach lamented after his side's 2-1 loss in their opening World Cup game on Monday.

Jun 18 2018

Tunisia coach rues influence of 'optimal striker' Kane

VOLGOGRAD, Russia Tunisia's disciplined defensive formation was gradually worn down by a superior England team and their "optimal striker" Harry Kane, the North African side's coach lamented after his side's 2-1 loss in their opening World Cup game on Monday.

Jun 18 2018

Soccer-Buzz kill: Gnats swarm players during Tunisia v England game

VOLGOGRAD, Russia, June 18 England and Tunisia players swatted away swarms of gnats during their opening World Cup game in Russia's riverside city of Volgograd on Monday.

Jun 18 2018

Uruguay vow sharper performance against Saudis after opening game nerves

Blaming nerves for their underwhelming 1-0 opening World Cup win against Egypt, Uruguay vowed to be sharper and faster when they face Saudi Arabia on Wednesday.

Jun 18 2018

After opening thrashing, Saudi Arabia face feared Uruguay

After shipping five goals against hosts Russia - the lowest-ranked team in the World Cup, Saudi Arabia could probably do with facing a rival other than South American powerhouse Uruguay and its star forward Luis Suarez.

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