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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

Oct 11 2017

Exclusive - Game of Drones: U.S. poised to boost unmanned aircraft exports

WASHINGTON The Trump administration is nearing completion of new "Buy American" rules to make it easier to sell U.S.-made military drones overseas and compete against fast-growing Chinese and Israeli rivals, senior U.S. officials said. | Video

Oct 08 2017

Exclusive: West edges towards punishing Myanmar army leaders over Rohingya crisis - sources

YANGON/WASHINGTON The European Union and the United States are considering targeted sanctions against Myanmar military leaders over an offensive that has driven more than 500,000 Rohingya Muslims out of the country, officials familiar with the discussions say.

Oct 06 2017

U.S. lifts Sudan sanctions, wins commitment against arms deals with North Korea

WASHINGTON The United States lifted long-standing sanctions against Sudan on Friday, saying it had made progress fighting terrorism and easing humanitarian distress, and also secured Khartoum's commitment not to pursue arms deals with North Korea.

Oct 06 2017

Some U.S. visitors to Cuba complain of symptoms similar to embassy 'attacks': U.S.

WASHINGTON A "handful" of private U.S. citizens who traveled to Cuba say they have experienced symptoms similar to those suffered by American diplomats in mysterious health "attacks" in Havana, the U.S. State Department said on Friday.

Oct 05 2017

U.S. poised to lift sanctions on Sudan: official

WASHINGTON The United States is preparing to lift decades-old economic sanctions against Sudan, citing improvement on human rights and progress on counter-terrorism, a U.S. official said on Thursday.

Oct 03 2017

U.S. expels 15 Cuban diplomats, fuelling tensions with Havana

WASHINGTON/HAVANA The Trump administration on Tuesday expelled 15 Cuban diplomats to protest Cuba's failure to protect staff at the U.S. embassy in Havana from a mysterious spate of health "attacks," spurring new tensions between the former Cold War foes. | Video

Oct 02 2017

U.S. to expel nearly two-thirds of Cuban embassy staff: U.S. sources

WASHINGTON The Trump administration will order nearly two-thirds of Cuba's diplomatic personnel to leave the United States after months of mysterious "attacks" that have damaged the health of American embassy staff in Havana, according to a congressional source and a person familiar with the plan.

Sep 29 2017

U.S. preparing plan to draw down embassy staff in Havana: sources

WASHINGTON The United States is crafting a plan for a drawdown of staff from the American embassy in Havana in response to still-unexplained incidents that have harmed the health of some U.S. diplomats there, U.S. and congressional officials said on Thursday. | Video

Sep 27 2017

Exclusive: Trump administration prepares to ease export rules for U.S. guns

WASHINGTON The Trump administration is preparing to make it easier for American gun makers to sell small arms, including assault rifles and ammunition, to foreign buyers, according to senior U.S. officials. | Video

Sep 26 2017

Cuba warns U.S. against hasty decisions in mysterious illness in diplomats

WASHINGTON Cuba's top diplomat warned the United States on Tuesday against taking hasty decisions over alleged incidents that have harmed U.S. embassy staff in Havana and urged its authorities to cooperate on the investigation into the mysterious affair.

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