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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 16 2018

Greek PM survives no-confidence vote in parliament

ATHENS Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras survived a no-confidence motion in parliament on Saturday, setting the stage for the signing of a historic accord with neighboring Macedonia to settle a long dispute over the latter's name.

Jun 14 2018

Greek parliament debates Tsipras no-confidence motion after Macedonia deal

ATHENS The Greek parliament began debating a no-confidence motion in the government on Thursday, with opposition lawmakers furious over Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras's deal aimed at solving a decades-old dispute with neighboring Macedonia over its name.

May 07 2018

Cyprus, Israel seek gas-sharing formula to unlock East Med energy hub

JERUSALEM/NICOSIA An ownership squabble over Cyprus' main natural gas field is threatening to delay multi-billion dollar plans to turn the eastern Mediterranean into a major energy hub.

Mar 15 2018

Greece can do more to weed out corruption, watchdog agency says

ATHENS Greece should tighten the rules of conduct for its legislators and judiciary to prevent corruption, a senior official in the Council of Europe's anti-corruption agency said in an interview.

Mar 12 2018

Greece suspends fixtures after soccer boss takes gun onto pitch

ATHENS Greece indefinitely suspended its Superleague soccer fixtures on Monday after the owner of the club PAOK Salonika was filmed wearing a gun holster as he strode onto the pitch to protest about a disallowed goal.

Mar 09 2018

Turkish Cypriots vow to launch gas search unless Greek side pulls back

NICOSIA Turkish Cypriots will launch their own exploration for oil and gas around Cyprus if Greek Cypriots persist with their own plans, their foreign minister said on Friday, as an uneasy standoff lingered over offshore resources.

Feb 11 2018

Standoff in high seas as Cyprus says Turkey blocks gas drill ship

NICOSIA Cyprus on Sunday accused the Turkish military of obstructing a ship contracted by Italian oil company Eni from approaching an area to explore for natural gas, highlighting tensions over offshore resources in the east Mediterranean.

Feb 04 2018

Cyprus president Anastasiades wins run-off to land second term

NICOSIA Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades won a second five-year term on Sunday as voters gave a thumbs-up to his record in containing an economic meltdown in 2013 and his attempts to reconcile with estranged Turkish Cypriots on the ethnically-split island.

Feb 01 2018

Greece sees breakthrough soon in Macedonia name impasse

ATHENS Greece will soon submit draft proposals to resolve its decades-old name row with Macedonia, its foreign minister said, adding that a settlement could be reached in the coming months.

Jan 31 2018

Greece wants clean break from lenders, preparing own post-bailout plan: finance minister

ATHENS Greece expects to make a clean break with official lenders when its international bailout expires in August and has no reason to seek a precautionary credit line, its finance minister has told Reuters.

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