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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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20 Jun 2017

Qatar says it will not negotiate unless neighbours lift 'blockade'

DOHA/PARIS Qatar will not negotiate with its neighbours to resolve the Gulf dispute unless they first lift the trade and travel boycott they imposed two weeks ago, its foreign minister said, but added Doha still believed a solution was possible.

19 Jun 2017

UAE's Gargash says Qatar isolation could last for years

PARIS A senior United Arab Emirates (UAE) official said on Monday Qatar's powerful Arab neighbors could continue to isolate it "for years" if it did not alter its foreign policy and said a list of their grievances would be completed in the next days.

19 Jun 2017

UAE's Gargash says Qatar isolation could last for years

PARIS A senior United Arab Emirates (UAE) official said on Monday Qatar's powerful Arab neighbours could continue to isolate it "for years" if it did not alter its foreign policy and said a list of their grievances would be completed in the next days.

19 Jun 2017

France's Le Pen wins parliamentary seat, faces turbulent times

PARIS French far-right leader Marine Le Pen was on Sunday elected to parliament together with seven other National Front candidates, a result that beat worse-case scenarios for the party but will not be enough to paper over deep divisions.

19 Jun 2017

France's Le Pen wins parliamentary seat, faces turbulent times

PARIS French far-right leader Marine Le Pen was on Sunday elected to parliament together with seven other National Front candidates, a result that beat worse-case scenarios for the party but will not be enough to paper over deep divisions.

19 Jun 2017

France's Le Pen wins parliamentary seat, faces turbulent times

PARIS French far-right leader Marine Le Pen was on Sunday elected to parliament together with seven other National Front candidates, a result that beat worse-case scenarios for the party but will not be enough to paper over deep divisions.

16 Jun 2017

Deadlocked Syria talks 'hostage' to international interests - opposition

PARIS Neither Syrian rebels nor the government of Bashar al-Assad will have any sway in shaping a political solution to end the country's six-year civil war, which is now hostage to international interests, a senior opposition member said.

13 Jun 2017

Syrian doctors plead for help, fearing the world is "bored" with their conflict

PARIS A group of Syrian doctors based in rebel-held provinces said on Tuesday that aid had dropped markedly over the last two months because donors were losing interest, a factor that will make it harder for them to handle government assaults.

13 Jun 2017

Qatar backs Kuwait mediation efforts over rift with Arab states

PARIS Qatar supports Kuwait's efforts to end a rift with Saudi Arabia and other Arab states, its foreign minister said on Monday, but the emirate remains puzzled over why "abusive measures" had been imposed on it.

09 Jun 2017

With eyes on Libya, France cements Egypt security ties

CAIRO France's foreign minister said on Thursday he had firmed up security ties with Egypt, which was the "central element" to ensuring regional stability as the two countries seek to break the political impasse in neighboring Libya.

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