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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 27 2018

Georgia bars Syrian airlines from crossing its airspace

TBILISI Georgia has denied two Syrian airlines access to its airspace in retaliation for Damascus recognizing the statehood of two Georgian breakaway regions last month, a senior aviation official told Reuters.

May 31 2018

Georgia's chief prosecutor resigns over teenagers' murder case

TBILISI Georgia's chief prosecutor Irakly Shotadze resigned on Thursday after thousands of people gathered outside his office in Tbilisi to protest his handling of an investigation into the stabbing deaths of two teenage boys last December.

May 08 2018

Revolution sweeps Armenian opposition leader into power

YEREVAN Opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan was elected Armenia's prime minister on Tuesday, capping a peaceful revolution driven by weeks of mass protests against corruption and cronyism in the ex-Soviet republic. | Video

May 08 2018

How Russia played silent kingmaker in Armenia's revolution

YEREVAN, In the days before protesters overthrew Armenia's veteran leader, Russian officials had high-level phone contacts with the protest leaders and the ruling elite that was clinging to power, according to three people briefed on the discussions.

May 03 2018

Signs of political deal emerge in Armenia after weeks of crisis

YEREVAN Signs of a tentative deal to end Armenia's political crisis emerged on Thursday after the ruling party said the country would get a new prime minister next week and a lawmaker who has led street protests said he was on track to be elected.

May 02 2018

Armenian protest leader pauses strike for talks with ruling party

YEREVAN The leader of a protest movement that has rocked Armenia on Tuesday called a pause in a campaign of civil disobedience while he seeks assurances that the ruling party will back him to be the next prime minister. | Video

May 01 2018

Armenia protest leader calls for general strike

YEREVAN The leader of an Armenian protest movement that forced the country's veteran leader to step down announced on Tuesday a nationwide campaign of civil disobedience after the ruling party thwarted his bid to take over as prime minister.

Apr 26 2018

Armenia to pick new PM next week; Moscow keeps wary eye

YEREVAN Armenia will get a new prime minister next week after nearly two weeks of street protests, with opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan, who has led the demonstrations, emerging as the protesters' unequivocal favorite.

Apr 26 2018

Armenia to pick new PM next week as tide turns in protest leader's favour

YEREVAN, April 26 Armenia will get a new prime minister next week after nearly two weeks of street protests, with opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan, who has led the demonstrations, shaping up as the favourite.

Apr 25 2018

Acting Armenia leader suggests election as protests roll on

YEREVAN Armenia's acting prime minister on Wednesday suggested calling a parliamentary election as tens of thousands staged a new protest in the capital against the ruling elite. | Video

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