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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 14 2018

Kosovo president says wants to "correct" border with Serbia

PRISTINA A redrawing of the border to bring parts of Serbia with a majority Albanian population into Kosovo could end persistent tensions between Belgrade and Pristina and allow both nations to move towards EU membership, Kosovo's president said on Tuesday.

Jul 31 2018

Kosovo president rejects Serbian idea of partition on ethnic lines

PRISTINA Kosovo President Hashim Thaci ruled out on Tuesday partition of the country with Serbia along ethnic lines, an idea raised in Belgrade to settle a long-running dispute that is hindering both sides' ambitions to join the European Union.

Jun 29 2018

Coal-reliant Kosovo gears up for wind shift to hit EU target

KITKA, Kosovo High on the Kika mountain plateau workers are installing Kosovo's first wind turbine, as the Balkan country tries to ease its reliance on coal and end power outages.

Jun 27 2018

Ethnic kin of Swiss scorers rush to pay their World Cup fines

PRISTINA Hundreds of ethnic Albanians from Kosovo - including a government minister - have raised enough money to pay the fines imposed on Swiss goalscorers Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri for their celebrations in the World Cup win over Serbia.

Jun 21 2018

ContourGlobal launches tender to build new Kosovo coal plant

PRISTINA, June 21 U.S.-based power generator ContourGlobal said it has launched a tender to build a 500-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Kosovo, expected to cost around 1 billion euros ($1.2 billion).

Jun 15 2018

With jobs short but power cheap, Kosovars get mining - cryptocurrency

PRISTINA/SARAJEVO What do you do in Kosovo, one of Europe's poorest countries, if you're unemployed but young, computer-savvy and proficient in English? If you're also entrepreneurial, one cottage industry you might consider is 'mining' cryptocurrency, or digital coins.

Jun 14 2018

EU justice mission leaves Kosovo, accused of failing its mandate

PRISTINA The European Union wound up its decade-long law enforcement and justice presence in Kosovo on Thursday but critics said the mission failed to root out endemic crime and corruption in the tiny Balkan country.

Jun 08 2018

Kosovo arrests two suspected of plotting attacks on NATO

PRISTINA Kosovo has arrested two people, including a Belgian national, suspected of planning attacks on NATO troops and the public in Kosovo, Belgium and France, the state prosecutor said on Friday.

May 24 2018

Kosovo doctors' organ trafficking convictions confirmed

PRISTINA Two Kosovo doctors were convicted for a second time on Thursday of involvement in an organ trafficking ring that performed illegal kidney transplants at a clinic near the capital Pristina.

May 18 2018

Kosovo jails eight for plotting to attack Israeli soccer team in 2016

PRISTINA A court in Kosovo jailed eight men on Friday for plotting to attack the Israeli national soccer team in Albania in a World Cup qualifying match in 2016.


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