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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

Trump claims NATO victory after ultimatum to go it alone

BRUSSELS Donald Trump gave an angry ultimatum to European allies on Thursday, warning a NATO summit the United States could withdraw its support and sparking crisis talks which the U.S. president said produced big new defense spending pledges. | Video

Jul 12 2018

Trump says Putin 'competitor', not enemy

BRUSSELS U.S. President Donald Trump described Russia's Vladimir Putin on Thursday as a "competitor" rather than an "enemy" and said he expected they would get along well when they hold their first summit next week. | Video

Jul 11 2018

Trump calls Germany 'captive' of Russia; demands higher defense spending

BRUSSELS U.S. President Donald Trump accused Germany on Wednesday of being a "captive" of Russia due to its energy reliance, before a NATO summit where he pressed allies to more than double defense spending. | Video

Jul 04 2018

EU lawmakers back plan for European Investment Bank work in Iran

BRUSSELS EU lawmakers gave approval on Wednesday for the European Investment Bank (EIB) to do business in Iran, overcoming a blocking attempt and keeping alive plans to save the 2015 nuclear deal with Tehran that Washington has abandoned.

Jun 29 2018

Put your cards on the table, EU makes last Brexit call to Britain

BRUSSELS The European Union issued Prime Minister Theresa May a final Brexit warning on Friday -- put your cards on the table, offer ways to overcome "huge" differences and prevent Britain from crashing out of the bloc without a deal.

Jun 29 2018

EU plea to industry to reuse more plastic lacks bite

BRUSSELS/PARIS Europe has pushed back a deadline for companies to volunteer to increase their use of recycled plastics in lieu of regulation, showing how hard it is to end the continent's reliance on developing countries dealing with its waste.

Jun 28 2018

Baltic states to decouple power grids from Russia, link to EU by 2025

BRUSSELS/VILNIUS The leaders of the Baltic states and Poland signed a long-awaited deal on Thursday to connect their power grids to the European Union by 2025 and break their dependence on Russia, a Soviet legacy.

Jun 06 2018

EU's bank says cannot ignore U.S. sanctions on Iran

BRUSSELS The European Investment Bank on Wednesday said it could not ignore U.S. sanctions on Iran, rejecting the EU executive plan that it to do business there in an effort to save the 2015 nuclear deal.

Jun 05 2018

Exclusive: Under U.S. pressure, EIB balks at EU plan to work in Iran

BRUSSELS The European Investment Bank has balked at an EU proposal to do business in Iran to help offset U.S. sanctions and save the 2015 nuclear deal, EU sources told Reuters, under pressure from the United States - where the bank raises much of its funds.

May 30 2018

Islamic State claims Belgian attack as city mourns

LIEGE, Belgium/BRUSSELS Islamic State claimed responsibility on Wednesday for an attack the previous day in the Belgian city of Liege in which two policewomen and a bystander were killed, but provided no proof. | Video


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