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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

Jun 13 2018

Lithuania sees fake news attempt to discredit NATO exercises

KULAUTUVA, Lithuania Lithuania's defense minister said on Wednesday a report about a U.S. armored vehicle supposedly killing a boy there was fake news and an attempt to discredit NATO exercises in the Baltics.

May 31 2018

Romania and Lithuania knowingly hosted secret CIA jails, European court rules

VILNIUS Lithuania and Romania hosted secret CIA prisons a decade ago and their authorities were aware that detainees were held there illegally, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled on Thursday.

May 11 2018

Germany proposes consortium to protect Ukraine from Nord Stream losses

PALANGA, Lithuania Germany has proposed setting up some sort of consortium to ensure that Ukraine retains its role as a transit country for Russian gas once the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline is operational.

Apr 20 2018

Lithuania wants more NATO anti-aircraft missiles to deter Russia

VILNIUS Lithuania wants the United States to bring more defence systems such as long-range Patriot and short-range Avenger missiles to the Baltics where some fear Russia is more powerful in the air.

Apr 17 2018

Lithuania proposes income tax cuts to boost growth

VILNIUS Lithuania's government proposed slashing income tax in a bid to boost growth, saying on Tuesday it wanted the lowest rates in Baltics and among the lowest in the European Union by 2021.

Mar 26 2018

Baltics poised to expel Russian envoys over British spy attack - diplomats

VILNIUS/TALLINN European Union governments were set to make good on a threat to punish Russia for a nerve agent attack in Britain they blame on Moscow, with Baltic governments expected to expel Russian envoys on Monday, diplomats said.

Mar 26 2018

Baltics poised to expel Russian envoys over British spy attack - diplomats

VILNIUS/TALLINN European Union governments were set to make good on a threat to punish Russia for a nerve agent attack in Britain they blame on Moscow, with Baltic governments expected to expel Russian envoys on Monday, diplomats said.

Feb 21 2018

Philip Morris may have breached Lithuania's advertising rules with new smoking device

VILNIUS Lithuania's tobacco regulator believes Philip Morris's new electronic smoking device should be subject to the same advertising restrictions as tobacco, potentially dealing a blow to a product the company has touted as the future of smoking.

Feb 21 2018

Lithuania says Philip Morris may have breached advertising rules with new smoking device

VILNIUS, Feb 21 Lithuania's tobacco regulator believes Philip Morris's new electronic smoking device should be subject to the same advertising restrictions as tobacco, potentially dealing a blow to a product the company has touted as the future of smoking.

Jan 14 2018

Japan PM Abe honors 'Japanese Schindler' in Lithuania

KAUNAS, Lithuania Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday honored a Japanese diplomat credited with saving an estimated 6,000 Jews from almost certain death in 1940 at a visit to the former Japanese consulate in Lithuania.

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