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Yannis Behrakis

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

Aug 15 2017

Spanish migrant rescue ship threatened by Libyan coastguard: witness

ABOARD THE GOLFO AZZURRO, Mediterranean The Libyan coastguard intercepted a humanitarian rescue ship in the Mediterranean on Tuesday, ordering it to sail to Tripoli or risk being targeted, a Reuters photographer aboard said.

Mar 28 2017

Aid groups deny rescue ships in Mediterranean are abetting migrant smugglers

ABOARD THE GOLFO AZZURRO/ROME Aid groups operating rescue ships in the Mediterranean have rejected suspicions raised by an Italian prosecutor that by saving tens of thousands of migrants they are effectively aiding Libya-based people smugglers.

Feb 27 2016

Greece seeks to stem migrant flow as thousands trapped by border limits

ATHENS/IDOMENI Greece moved to slow the flow of migrants from its islands to the mainland on Friday as thousands of homeless refugees were trapped in the country by border limits imposed along a Balkan route to richer nations in northern Europe. | Video

Feb 26 2016

Girl in wheelchair sits silently at shut Macedonian border for hours

IDOMENI, Greece Wheelchair-bound Zhino Hasan, 17, sat silently and alone for most of Friday in front of a closed border gate, hoping that Macedonia would relent and allow her and her family to resume their northward trek through the Balkans to Germany.

Feb 24 2016

Migrants block Greek motorway as bottleneck grows

IDOMENI, Greece Migrants cradling young children blocked a Greek motorway on Wednesday demanding onward passage to Macedonia, part of a growing bottleneck of refugees stranded by new border controls that have put Athens on a collision course with its EU peers.

Feb 24 2016

Migrants block Greek motorway as bottleneck grows

IDOMENI, Greece Migrants cradling young children blocked a Greek motorway on Wednesday demanding onward passage to Macedonia, part of a growing bottleneck of refugees stranded by new border controls that have put Athens on a collision course with its EU peers.

Feb 23 2016

Greece rages at neighbors as fears migrants could be halted

ATHENS Greece raged at neighbors and began bussing refugees and migrants back from its northern border on Tuesday, after new restrictions by countries on the main land route to Western Europe trapped hundreds behind a bottleneck at the frontier. | Video

Nov 28 2015

Police, migrants clash on Macedonia border; soldiers build fence

IDOMENI, Greece Police in Macedonia fired tear gas and stun grenades at desperate migrants stranded for days at the Greek border and who are demanding passage to western Europe, as soldiers began erecting a metal fence to keep them out. | Video

Nov 28 2015

Police, migrants clash on Macedonia border; soldiers build fence

IDOMENI, Greece Police in Macedonia fired tear gas and stun grenades at desperate migrants stranded for days at the Greek border and who are demanding passage to western Europe, as soldiers began erecting a metal fence to keep them out. | Video

Nov 28 2015

Police, migrants clash on Macedonia border; soldiers build fence

IDOMENI, Greece Police in Macedonia fired tear gas and stun grenades at desperate migrants stranded for days at the Greek border and who are demanding passage to western Europe, as soldiers began erecting a metal fence to keep them out. | Video

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