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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 08 2018

U.S. military operations against IS in Afghanistan to intensify

BRUSSELS The United States intends to step up military operations against Islamic State in eastern Afghanistan during a temporary ceasefire between the Afghan government and the Taliban, senior U.S. officials said on Friday.

Jun 07 2018

Divided by Trump, NATO finds unity in deterring Russia

BRUSSELS NATO defense ministers rallied around their latest plans to contain Russia on Thursday, while keeping a lid on their frustrations over new steel tariffs that U.S. President Donald Trump has justified on national security grounds. | Video

Jun 06 2018

U.S. officials on roadshow to cut Iran investment, trade: sources

PARIS/WASHINGTON/BRUSSELS U.S. officials are touring the globe to pressure countries to shun trade with Iran following Washington's withdrawal from a nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers, a move that undermines European efforts to save the accord, sources said.

Jun 06 2018

U.S. pushes NATO to ready more forces to deter Russian threat

BRUSSELS/WASHINGTON The United States is pressing its European allies to get more NATO battalions, ships and planes ready for combat, officials say, in a fresh move to shore up NATO's deterrence against any Russian attack. | Video

Jun 05 2018

Exclusive: Under U.S. pressure, EIB balks at EU plan to work in Iran

BRUSSELS The European Investment Bank has balked at an EU proposal to do business in Iran to help offset U.S. sanctions and save the 2015 nuclear deal, EU sources told Reuters, under pressure from the United States - where the bank raises much of its funds.

May 25 2018

EU to sanction more Venezuelan officials, call for new vote

BRUSSELS The European Union is considering imposing economic sanctions on 11 Venezuelan officials in June following President Nicolas Maduro's re-election which the bloc said was not free or fair, EU diplomats said on Friday.

May 25 2018

EU to sanction more Venezuelan officials, call for new vote

BRUSSELS The European Union is considering imposing economic sanctions on 11 Venezuelan officials in June following President Nicolas Maduro's re-election which the bloc said was not free or fair, EU diplomats said on Friday.

May 19 2018

EU considers Iran central bank transfers to beat U.S. sanctions

BRUSSELS The European Commission is proposing that EU governments make direct money transfers to Iran's central bank to avoid U.S. penalties, an EU official said, in what would be the most forthright challenge to Washington's newly reimposed sanctions.

May 15 2018

Europe offers no guarantees but vows to keep Iran deal alive

BRUSSELS European powers vowed to keep the 2015 nuclear deal alive without the United States by trying to keep Iran's oil and investment flowing, but admitted they would struggle to provide the guarantees Tehran seeks. | Video

May 09 2018

In 1990s redux, EU to consider blocking U.S. sanctions over Iran

BRUSSELS In 1996, when the United States tried to penalize foreign companies trading with Cuba, the European Union forced Washington to back down by threatening retaliatory sanctions.

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