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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

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Trump says will know next week if North Korea summit to go ahead

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would know next week whether his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un would take place on June 12 in Singapore as scheduled, casting further doubt on plans for the unprecedented meeting. | Video

May 23 2018

U.S. cautions citizens in China after 'abnormal' sound incident

BEIJING/WASHINGTON An American citizen working at the U.S. consulate in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou has reported suffering from "abnormal" sounds and pressure leading to a mild brain injury, the U.S. embassy said on Wednesday and China said it was investigating the incident. | Video

May 23 2018

Pompeo: U.S. will walk away from North Korea summit rather than take bad deal

WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday Washington is prepared to walk away from nuclear talks with North Korea if an upcoming meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un heads in the wrong direction.

May 21 2018

U.S. toughens stance on Iran, lists sweeping demands

WASHINGTON/ANKARA The United States on Monday demanded Iran make sweeping changes -- from dropping its nuclear program to pulling out of the Syrian civil war -- or face severe economic sanctions as the Trump administration hardened its approach to Tehran. | Video

May 18 2018

U.S. accuses Maduro, Venezuelan party official of drug trade profiteering

WASHINGTON The United States on Friday accused Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and the No. 2 official in the country's ruling party of profiting from illegal narcotics shipments, the first time that Washington has publicly linked Maduro to the drug trade.

May 18 2018

Pompeo to call for broad support to pressure Iran

WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will outline a "diplomatic road map" and call for broad support from European and other allies to apply pressure on Iran to force it back to the negotiating table, a senior U.S. official said on Friday, as Washington seeks to chart a course after it pulled out of a landmark nuclear deal.

May 17 2018

New U.S. sanctions hit at Hezbollah-linked financier, companies

WASHINGTON The United States sought on Thursday to further choke off funding sources for Iranian-backed Hezbollah, imposing sanctions on its representative to Iran, as well as a major financier and his five companies in Europe, West Africa and the Middle East.

May 16 2018

Insight: How Rusal escaped the noose of U.S. sanctions

LONDON/PARIS/WASHINGTON They were supposed to be the toughest sanctions the United States had ever imposed on a Russian oligarch. Seventeen days later, Washington watered them down.

May 16 2018

How Rusal escaped the noose of U.S. sanctions

LONDON/PARIS/WASHINGTON They were supposed to be the toughest sanctions the United States had ever imposed on a Russian oligarch. Seventeen days later, Washington watered them down.

May 15 2018

How Rusal escaped the noose of U.S. sanctions

LONDON/PARIS/WASHINGTON They were supposed to be the toughest sanctions the United States had ever imposed on a Russian oligarch. Seventeen days later, Washington watered them down.

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