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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 24 2018

After denial, U.N. says now ready to help deliver French aid in Syria

PARIS The United Nations' Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Syria said on Tuesday it was ready to provide support to a Franco-Russian initiative to deliver medical aid to government-controlled eastern Ghouta after earlier saying it would not.

Jul 24 2018

France's Macron says he bears responsibility for bodyguard crisis

PARIS French President Emmanuel Macron told lawmakers from his party on Tuesday he alone is responsible over a top bodyguard filmed assaulting May Day protesters, an incident that has sparked the biggest political crisis of his tenure.

Jul 20 2018

France sends medical aid to Assad's Syria after deal with Russia

PARIS France sent 50 tonnes of medical aid to government-controlled eastern Ghouta in Syria on Friday after Russia agreed to facilitate its delivery, raising hopes for future aid efforts, French officials said.

Jul 19 2018

Boycott sham Cambodian elections, says opponent Rainsy

PARIS Cambodians must show Prime Minister Hun Sen that his time is up by boycotting "fake" elections this month, and Western powers need to pressure him with targeted sanctions, exiled former opposition leader Sam Rainsy said on Thursday.

Jul 06 2018

No breakthrough in nuclear talks as Iran demands more after U.S. exit

VIENNA World powers and Iran appeared to make no concrete breakthrough on Friday in talks to provide Tehran with an economic package to compensate for U.S. sanctions that begin taking effect in August. | Video

Jul 06 2018

Struggling to save nuclear deal, Iran and world powers meet

VIENNA Iran wants world powers to present measures guaranteeing oil revenue and investment into the country despite U.S. sanctions when ministers meet on Friday to save the 2015 nuclear deal, but European states will fall short of its demands, diplomats said.

Jul 03 2018

Despite criticism at home, French arms sales double in the Middle East

PARIS France's weapons sales to the Middle East doubled in 2017, a government report showed, as President Emmanuel Macron defied pressure from lawmakers and rights groups to curb arms flows to a region mired in conflict.

Jul 02 2018

Iran diplomat among six arrested over suspected plot against opposition meeting

BRUSSELS/PARIS An Iranian diplomat has been arrested along with two people suspected of plotting a bomb attack on a meeting of an exiled Iranian opposition group in France attended by Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani, Belgian authorities said on Monday.

Jun 30 2018

Trump ally Giuliani says end is near for Iran's rulers

VILLEPINTE, France U.S. President Donald Trump will suffocate Iran's "dictatorial ayatollahs", his close ally Rudy Giuliani said on Saturday, suggesting his move to re-impose sanctions was aimed squarely at regime change.

Jun 30 2018

Trump ally Giuliani says end is near for Iran's rulers

VILLEPINTE, France U.S. President Donald Trump will suffocate Iran's "dictatorial ayatollahs", his close ally Rudy Giuliani said on Saturday, suggesting his move to re-impose sanctions was aimed squarely at regime change.

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