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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 18 2018

Bulgarian farmers protest against mass livestock slaughter

SOFIA Hundreds of farmers from around Bulgaria rallied in the capital Sofia on Wednesday against the government-ordered mass slaughter of livestock following the first outbreak in the European Union of the highly contagious Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR).

Jul 07 2018

China says open for trade with east Europe as clash with U.S. ramps up

SOFIA China remains open for trade with foreign partners and can only benefit from an economically strong Europe, its premier said on Saturday as he pressed for expanded ties with the continent's eastern wing while waging a tariff war with Washington.

Jun 12 2018

Japan end woeful run, Lewandowski shines for Poland

Japan claimed their first victory of the year on Tuesday, coming from behind to beat Paraguay 4-2 and boost sagging morale a week before their opening World Cup Group H match against Colombia.

Jun 07 2018

Soccer - CSKA Sofia hire British coach El Maestro as they target European success

SOFIA Britain's Nestor El Maetrso has been appointed coach of Bulgaria's CSKA Sofia, with the club hoping he can end years of under-achievement and disappointment in European competitions.

Jun 06 2018

Soccer - Autuori unveiled as Ludogorets manager, coach Dimitrov quits

SOFIA Brazilian Paulo Autuori was unveiled as the new manager of Ludogorets on Wednesday, after the Bulgarian champions announced that head coach Dimitar Dimitrov had stepped down.

May 30 2018

Soccer: Lacklustre Russia lose again, Japan suffer home defeat

World Cup hosts Russia continued their miserable run when they slipped to a 1-0 defeat in Austria on Wednesday and Japan suffered a blow when they lost 2-0 at home Ghana in coach Akira Nishino's first game in charge.

May 17 2018

Bulgarian truckers protest against proposed EU rules during summit

SOFIA Hundreds of truck drivers blocked roads across Bulgaria on Thursday as European Union leaders met in Sofia, protesting against proposed EU rules they say would cost their jobs and put their firms out of business.

Apr 26 2018

Weightlifting: Bulgarian federation seeks ex-champions' help to pay IWF fine

SOFIA The Bulgarian weightlifting federation (BWF) has decided to seek help from the country's former medal winners in an attempt to raise money to pay a fine imposed by the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) for doping abuse.

Apr 25 2018

Rights group criticizes Bulgaria for regression in women's rights

SOFIA Bulgarian authorities have demonstrated total disregard for systematic attacks on women by rejecting a European treaty designed to combat violence against women, the human rights group Bulgarian Helsinki Committee (BHC) said on Wednesday.

Apr 20 2018

Bulgaria calls for tough response to soccer violence

SOFIA The Bulgarian government has called for tough measures to crack down on violent soccer fans after a policewoman was injured in an explosion at the Sofia derby on Wednesday.

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