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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

Apr 20 2018

New home, but same worries, as NATO moves into glass and steel HQ

BRUSSELS Almost a year after U.S. President Donald Trump inaugurated NATO's new billion-dollar headquarters with fanfare at a special summit, alliance officials are now finally moving in, leaving their prefab 1960s base that leaked during rainstorms.

Apr 19 2018

Top Russian, NATO generals hold rare face-to-face meeting

MOSCOW/BRUSSELS The head of Russia's military general staff and NATO's supreme allied commander held a rare face-to-face meeting on Thursday to try to ease the worst East-West tensions since the Cold War.

Apr 18 2018

EU edges closer to new Iran sanctions ahead of Trump deadline, envoys say

BRUSSELS/PARIS European Union governments are showing more support for the idea of new sanctions on Iran proposed by Britain, France and Germany as a way of dissuading U.S. President Donald Trump from pulling out of the 2015 nuclear deal, diplomats say.

Apr 17 2018

Exclusive: China seeks trade firewall with U.S. allies in rush of ambassador meetings - sources

BEIJING/BRUSSELS China's international trade representative held a series of meetings with the ambassadors from major European nations last week to ask them to stand together with Beijing against U.S. protectionism, according to four sources familiar with the discussions.

Apr 16 2018

EU threatens new sanctions against Syria but not Russia

LUXEMBOURG European Union foreign ministers on Monday threatened new sanctions against Syria over its alleged chemical attacks, but held off from joining expected new punitive U.S. measures against Russia.

Apr 16 2018

EU threatens new sanctions against Syria but not Russia

LUXEMBOURG European Union foreign ministers on Monday threatened new sanctions against Syria over its alleged chemical attacks, but held off from joining expected new punitive U.S. measures against Russia.

Mar 29 2018

European powers face resistance to Iran sanctions to save nuclear deal

BRUSSELS/PARIS France, Britain and Germany are struggling to persuade their EU partners to back new sanctions on Iran to preserve its nuclear deal, diplomats said, with Italy doubting whether the measures can stop the United States pulling out in May.

Mar 28 2018

European powers press for Iran sanctions to buttress nuclear deal

BRUSSELS/PARIS France, Britain and Germany sought on Wednesday to persuade their EU partners to back new sanctions on Iran to preserve a nuclear deal with Tehran that U.S. President Donald Trump has threatened to pull out of in May, diplomats said.

Mar 28 2018

Britain joins first project backed by new EU defense research fund

BRUSSELS Fifteen European Union countries including Britain signed the first project under its new defense research fund on Wednesday, the latest small step toward integrating European militaries and their industries.

Mar 28 2018

With NATO, EU sets out plan to enable faster troop movement across Europe

BRUSSELS The European Union announced a plan on Wednesday to enable military personnel and equipment to be moved more quickly across Europe, which NATO sees as vital in the event of a conflict with Russia to overcome border delays and bridges too weak for tanks.

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