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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.

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Spurned by Trump, Europeans ponder how to meet Iran ultimatum

PARIS/BRUSSELS/WASHINGTON A day before Donald Trump's Jan. 12 ultimatum to "fix" the Iran nuclear deal, European powers met Iran's foreign minister to show support for it, but the effort failed to soften Trump's aversion to the accord, U.S. and European officials said.

Jan 19 2018

Serbia on course for EU by 2025, top EU official says

BRUSSELS Serbia and Montenegro are likely be the next countries to join the European Union, possibly by 2025, the bloc's official in charge of membership bids said in an interview.

Jan 17 2018

EU set to hit top Venezuelan officials with sanctions - diplomats

BRUSSELS Seven senior Venezuelan officials are likely to face European Union sanctions from next week, including the country's powerful chief justice, diplomats said, as the EU seeks to pressure President Nicolas Maduro to resolve a political crisis.

Jan 17 2018

EU likely to hit Venezuelan officials with sanctions: diplomats

BRUSSELS Seven senior Venezuelan officials are likely to face European Union sanctions from next week, including the country's powerful chief justice, diplomats said, as the EU seeks to pressure President Nicolas Maduro to resolve a political crisis.

Jan 11 2018

European powers urge Trump to preserve Iran nuclear deal

BRUSSELS Britain, France and Germany called on Donald Trump on Thursday to uphold a pact curbing Iran's nuclear ambitions on the eve of a sanctions ruling by the U.S. president they fear could torpedo an accord he has relentlessly criticized. | Video

Jan 11 2018

EU to meet Iran to back nuclear deal in message to Trump

BRUSSELS/PARIS European powers will reaffirm on Thursday their support for the Iran nuclear deal that Donald Trump has rejected, EU diplomats said, on the eve of a deadline for the U.S. president to decide whether to reimpose oil sanctions lifted under the agreement. | Video

Dec 21 2017

Swiss hit back after EU limits stock exchange access

ZURICH/BRUSSELS Swiss relations with the European Union soured on Thursday as Bern promised retaliation over what it called unacceptable limitations on Swiss stock exchanges' access to the EU single market.

Dec 20 2017

EU executive moves to punish Poland over court reforms

BRUSSELS The EU executive launched an unprecedented process on Wednesday to suspend Poland's voting rights in the European Union after two years of dispute over judicial reforms that Brussels says undermine Polish courts' independence. | Video

Dec 19 2017

EU Commission may launch moves to punish Poland over legal reforms

BRUSSELS The European Union's executive may trigger a process on Wednesday to begin to strip Poland of its voting rights in the bloc, officials say, as months of tensions between Brussels and Warsaw come to a head.

Dec 15 2017

'Congratulations': EU moves to Brexit phase two but warns will be tough

BRUSSELS The European Union agreed on Friday to move Brexit talks onto trade and a transition pact but some leaders cautioned that the final year of divorce negotiations before Britain's exit could be fraught with peril. | Video

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