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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

Aug 31 2017

Bulgaria end 50-year Sweden hoodoo

SOFIA Bulgaria's Ivaylo Chochev scored 11 minutes from time to earn a 3-2 win against Sweden on Thursday in a pulsating World Cup Group A qualifier, featuring four first-half headers, to end a 50-year winless streak against the Scandinavians.

Aug 01 2017

Macedonia, Bulgaria sign treaty to improve ties

SKOPJE/SOFIA Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev and his Bulgarian counterpart Boyko Borissov signed a friendship treaty on Tuesday in a move designed to end years of diplomatic wrangling and boost Macedonia's European integration.

Jul 05 2017

Bulgarian policemen demand salary increase, new uniforms

SOFIA Thousands of Bulgarian policemen, firefighters and other interior ministry workers gathered in the capital Sofia on Wednesday to demand higher wages, better working conditions and new uniforms.

May 31 2017

Bulgaria central bank working to reduce banking bad loans: governor

SOFIA Bulgaria's central bank is considering measures to reduce the level of non-performing loans (NPL) that have been falling but still weigh down the Balkan nation's well-capitalized banking industry, Governor Dimitar Radev said on Wednesday.

Apr 27 2017

Bulgaria's centre-right GERB signs deal on coalition government

SOFIA Bulgaria's centre-right GERB party signed a coalition agreement on Thursday with a nationalist alliance that will bring former prime minister Boiko Borisov back to power for his third term since 2009.

Mar 26 2017

Bulgarian centre-right GERB wins most votes in election

SOFIA Bulgaria's centre-right GERB party narrowly won a parliamentary election on Sunday, giving it a chance to form another government after leader Boiko Borisov resigned as prime minister in November, triggering the snap poll.

Mar 25 2017

Bulgaria stay in contention after shock win over Dutch

SOFIA Bulgaria stayed on course to reach the World Cup finals for the first time since 1998 after Spas Delev gave them a 2-0 win over toothless Netherlands in a Group A qualifier on Saturday with his first international goals.

Mar 25 2017

Soccer-Bulgaria stay in contention after shock win over Dutch

SOFIA, March 25 Bulgaria stayed on course to reach the World Cup finals for the first time since 1998 after Spas Delev gave them a 2-0 win over toothless Netherlands in a Group A qualifier on Saturday with his first international goals.

Mar 23 2017

Nationalism the big winner in Bulgarian election

ELIN PELIN, Bulgaria Syrian refugee Fatema Batayhi says she has not left her home for five weeks, not since a hostile crowd confronted her on the main square of this sleepy town in a valley east of Bulgaria's capital, Sofia.

Mar 17 2017

Anger over corrupt politicians could open door to 'Bulgaria's Trump'

SOFIA A self-described Bulgarian Donald Trump, who gained prominence in politics last year with a pledge to "sweep away corrupt elites", could hold the balance of power in a parliamentary election in Bulgaria on March 26.

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