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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 15 2018

France lifts second World Cup after classic final

MOSCOW France won the World Cup for the second time in spectacular style on Sunday as a 4-2 victory over Croatia in one of the most entertaining and action-packed finals for decades ended the battling outsiders' dreams of a first title. | Video

Jul 14 2018

France '98 - when Croatia crashed the World Cup party

MOSCOW Croatia's appearance in the World Cup final has allowed the current generation to stand alongside the heroes of 1998, who crashed that year's tournament in France to forge an indelible collective memory for the fledgling nation.

Jul 14 2018

Will to trump skill in World Cup's ultimate character test

MOSCOW Croatia will hope that their fierce desperation to accomplish the greatest sporting achievement in the nation's short life will enable them to lift their battered bodies for one, last assault on France in Sunday's World Cup final. | Video

Jul 13 2018

Masterful Modric oils the Croatia machine

MOSCOW In Wednesday's World Cup semi-final against England Luka Modric showed, for the umpteenth time in his career, that you can't keep a good man down as he orchestrated a third successive comeback that sent Croatia into the dreamland of the final.

Jul 12 2018

A-Z of the 2018 World Cup

A - Africa. For the first time since 1982 no African teams made it to the knockout stage. Egypt and Tunisia never got close, Morocco were a bit unlucky, while Nigeria and Senegal were a matter of minutes away - but when the dust settled it was a huge disappointment for the continent to spend the second half of the tournament watching from home.

Jul 12 2018

No positive doping tests at Russia 2018

MOSCOW There have been no positive results from over 3,000 anti-doping tests carried out before and during the World Cup, FIFA said on Thursday.

Jul 11 2018

Mandzukic sends irrepressible Croatia into first World Cup final

MOSCOW Croatia yet again showed their magnificent resilience to come from behind and beat England 2-1 on Wednesday as Mario Mandzukic's extra-time goal sent them into their first World Cup final and a possible revenge mission against France. | Video

Jul 07 2018

Spot the England fan: World Cup showdown attracts few supporters

SAMARA/MOSCOW England have not been in the quarter-finals of the World Cup since 2006 when tens of thousands of England fans traveled to Germany to watch their side lose. But when England face Sweden in Russia on Saturday, there will be few England supporters.

Jul 04 2018

England ends penalty curse to reach last eight

MOSCOW England finally overcame nearly 30 years of penalty pain when they beat Colombia 4-3 in a shootout on Tuesday after drawing their World Cup last-16 clash 1-1 following extra time after the South Americans had equalized in the 93rd minute. | Video

Jul 01 2018

Spain fall victim to own patience and Russian resistance

MOSCOW More than 74 percent possession, an astonishing 1,137 passes and utter territorial domination, yet the only statistic that counted in the end for Spain was the two penalties they missed after they strangled themselves out of the World Cup on Sunday.

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