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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 06 2018

U.S. officials on roadshow to cut Iran investment, trade: sources

PARIS/WASHINGTON/BRUSSELS U.S. officials are touring the globe to pressure countries to shun trade with Iran following Washington's withdrawal from a nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers, a move that undermines European efforts to save the accord, sources said.

Jun 05 2018

Netanyahu to Macron: Nuclear deal will die, need to tackle Iran's 'aggression'

PARIS Israel's leader urged France on Tuesday to turn its attention to tackling Iran's "regional aggression", saying he no longer needed to convince Paris to quit world powers' 2015 nuclear deal with Tehran as economic pressure would kill it anyway. | Video

Jun 04 2018

Aid groups want Macron's assurances on Yemen meet co-chaired by Saudis

PARIS Almost 30 aid groups wrote to French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday evening threatening to shun a conference on Yemen co-chaired by Saudi Arabia, one of the warring parties, unless France as host ensured its aims were purely humanitarian, not political.

May 31 2018

U.S. withdrawal may halt nuclear nonproliferation work in Iran: diplomats

PARIS/WASHINGTON The remaining parties to the Iran nuclear deal have warned the United States that its decision to withdraw from the pact jeopardizes Russian and Chinese efforts to limit Iran's ability to develop atomic weapons, Western diplomats told Reuters.

May 29 2018

Libyan factions agree to December 10 elections at Paris talks

PARIS Rival Libyan factions agreed on Tuesday on a declaration that would create a political framework to pave the way for U.N.-backed elections in December to end the country's seven-year-old conflict.

May 29 2018

Iran willing to push for ceasefire in Yemen talks with European powers

ANKARA/PARIS Iran and European powers have made good progress in talks to end the conflict in Yemen as Tehran has shown itself willing to push for a ceasefire and ease the humanitarian crisis there, according to officials on both sides.

May 27 2018

Libyan rivals set for crunch Paris talks to break political deadlock

PARIS Libyan rivals will meet on Tuesday in Paris to agree on a political roadmap that aims to resolve disputed issues to pave the way for U.N.-backed elections this year.

May 25 2018

Iran pressures Europe to speed up plans to save nuclear deal

VIENNA Major powers and Iran agreed on Friday to move quickly to offset the U.S. pullout from its nuclear deal and Washington's renewed sanctions, with Tehran pressuring Europe to come up with a package of economic measures by May 31.

May 24 2018

Trump factor leaves Macron scrambling ahead of Russia trip

PARIS Emmanuel Macron heads to St Petersburg on Thursday seeking to win concessions from Vladimir Putin, but with Europe-U.S. ties strained over Iran, the Russian leader may have little incentive to offer the French president a diplomatic success. | Video

May 23 2018

France to push Libya accord at new Paris meeting, diplomats say

PARIS France plans to hold an international meeting in Paris with Libyan political leaders to push for an agreement on holding U.N.-backed elections this year, according to three diplomats aware of the initiative.

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