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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

Nov 03 2017

Albanians view antique communist-era spyware in 'House of Leaves'

TIRANA In the days of communist Albania's near-total isolation, Saimir Maloku used his technical knowhow to gain illicit glimpses of the outside world. Unluckily for him, as he and his father watched forbidden Italian television, the regime was watching him.

Oct 19 2017

Albanian prosecutors seek arrest of ex-minister on corruption, drug charges

TIRANA Albanian prosecutors asked parliament on Thursday to remove the immunity of former interior minister Saimir Tahiri to allow them to investigate him on corruption and drug trafficking charges, the prosecution said.

Oct 19 2017

New Albanian securities exchange sees trading start by year end

TIRANA A new, private securities exchange in Albania should be up and running by year end after getting the central bank's go-ahead, its chief executive said on Wednesday.

Oct 18 2017

INTERVIEW-New Albanian securities exchange sees trading start by year end

TIRANA, Oct 18 A new, private securities exchange in Albania should be up and running by year end after getting the central bank's go-ahead, its chief executive said on Wednesday.

Oct 09 2017

Struggling Italy head for playoffs after win over Albania

SHKODER, Albania Italy battled to a 1-0 win over Albania on Monday with a late Antonio Candreva goal as the struggling Group G runners-up head for the playoffs in a bid to reach next year's World Cup.

Jul 25 2017

'Pharma bro' Shkreli stirs mixed feelings in his ancestral Albanian village

SHKREL, Albania Dubbed the "most hated man in America" by the U.S. press, pharmaceutical entrepreneur Martin Shkreli has brought both pride and shame to his home village in Albania from which he takes his name.

Jun 27 2017

Albanian Socialists pledge reforms, jobs after election win confirmed

TIRANA Albania's ruling Socialist Party pledged on Tuesday to flush out corrupt judges, create more jobs and tackle the cannabis trade on the path toward European Union membership, after final results confirmed their win in a parliamentary election.

Jun 26 2017

Albanian Socialists to get parliamentary majority: partial vote count

TIRANA Albania's ruling Socialist Party is set to win a majority in parliament, a partial vote count showed on Monday, helping them to push economic and judicial reforms needed to join the European Union.

Jun 25 2017

Albania's ruling Socialists set to win Sunday vote: exit poll

TIRANA Albania's Socialist Party looked set to win Sunday's parliamentary vote, an exit poll showed, which would give the ruling party a mandate to push judicial reforms vital for membership of the European Union. | Video

Jun 23 2017

Albania judges its judges in pursuit of EU milestone

TIRANA It took 16 years for Majlinda Andrea to rise to the bar of Albania's highest court, and 50,000 euros in a plastic bag to bring her down.

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