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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 22 2018

Exclusive: Pope urges press freedom, cites case of jailed Reuters reporters

VATICAN CITY Pope Francis has appealed for greater press freedom around the world, citing the case of two Reuters journalists jailed in Myanmar on accusations of possessing secret documents.

Jun 22 2018

Italy says Malta not taking in migrant ship is 'inhumane'

ROME Italy said on Friday Malta had refused to take in a Dutch-flagged ship carrying more than 200 rescued migrants and said the decision was "inhumane", 10 days after shutting its own ports to a migrant vessel.

Jun 22 2018

Pope to make Vatican changes in push for reform, transparency

VATICAN CITY Pope Francis will be making several significant changes in the Vatican in the next few weeks and months to bring in fresh faces with new ideas and promote others as part of his push for reform.

Jun 21 2018

Pope, in Geneva, urges Christians to break down their barriers

GENEVA Pope Francis called on Christians on Thursday to "break down barriers of suspicion and fear" that have divided them since the Protestant Reformation of the 16th century and to work together to help the most needy.

Jun 21 2018

Exclusive - Pope criticises Trump administration policy on migrant family separation

VATICAN CITY Pope Francis has criticised the Trump administration's policy of separating migrant families at the Mexican border, saying populism is not the answer to the world's immigration problems. | Video

Jun 21 2018

Exclusive: Pope says China talks going well, dialogue worth the risk

VATICAN CITY Pope Francis has voiced optimism for improved ties between the Vatican and China, rejecting criticism that the Holy See may be selling out Catholics to Beijing's communist government.

Jun 21 2018

Exclusive: Pope criticizes Trump administration policy on migrant family separation

VATICAN CITY Pope Francis has criticized the Trump administration's policy of separating migrant families at the Mexican border, saying populism is not the answer to the world's immigration problems. | Video

Jun 20 2018

Exclusive: Stop exploiting Africa, share resources, Pope tells Europe

VATICAN CITY Europe should stop exploiting Africa and invest in ways that benefit the continent more, including by sharing mineral wealth more equitably, Pope Francis said.

Jun 20 2018

Exclusive: Pope says he could accept more resignations over Chile sex abuse

VATICAN CITY Pope Francis has said he could accept the resignations of more Chilean bishops following a sexual abuse scandal that has shattered the credibility of the Roman Catholic Church in the South American country.

Jun 16 2018

Italy demands Netherlands recall NGO migrant rescue ships

ROME Italy on Saturday demanded that the Netherlands recall two Dutch-flagged migrant rescue ships after one of the non-governmental organizations that operate them called Rome's interior minister a fascist.

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