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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

17 Oct 2017

A divided Iraq tests U.S. influence as fight against Islamic State wanes

WASHINGTON After years of focusing divided Iraq on a shared fight against the Islamic State group, the United States is now straining to leverage its limited influence to avoid a full-blown conflict between the Iraqi and Kurdish forces it has armed and trained.

14 Oct 2017

Pentagon identifying new areas to pressure Iran, reviewing plans

WASHINGTON The U.S. military said on Friday it was identifying new areas where it could work with allies to put pressure on Iran in support of President Donald Trump's new strategy, which promises a far more confrontational approach to Tehran.

14 Oct 2017

Pentagon identifying new areas to pressure Iran, reviewing plans

WASHINGTON The U.S. military said on Friday it was identifying new areas where it could work with allies to put pressure on Iran in support of President Donald Trump's new strategy, which promises a far more confrontational approach to Tehran.

13 Oct 2017

Kidnapped U.S.-Canadian couple, three children freed in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD/WASHINGTON A kidnapped U.S.-Canadian couple and their three children born in captivity have been freed in Pakistan, nearly five years after the couple was abducted in neighbouring Afghanistan, Pakistani and U.S. officials said on Thursday. | Video

07 Oct 2017

Pentagon says fourth U.S. soldier killed in Niger ambush

WASHINGTON The U.S. military said on Friday that a fourth soldier was killed during an attack on Wednesday in Niger, raising the death toll from an incident that has thrown a spotlight on the U.S. counterterrorism mission in the West African nation.

07 Oct 2017

Pentagon says fourth U.S. soldier killed in Niger ambush

WASHINGTON The U.S. military said on Friday that a fourth soldier was killed during an attack on Wednesday in Niger, raising the death toll from an incident that has thrown a spotlight on the U.S. counterterrorism mission in the West African nation.

06 Oct 2017

Exclusive: Congo poised to see election pushed back to late 2018 - sources

WASHINGTON The Democratic Republic of Congo's electoral commission is expected to announce in the coming days that a vote to replace President Joseph Kabila cannot take place until the end of 2018 at the earliest, people familiar with the process said.

04 Oct 2017

Mattis says will try to work with Pakistan 'one more time'

WASHINGTON U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Tuesday the United States would try "one more time" to work with Pakistan in Afghanistan before President Donald Trump would turn to options to address Islamabad's alleged support for militant groups.

04 Oct 2017

Mattis says will try to work with Pakistan 'one more time'

WASHINGTON U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Tuesday the United States would try "one more time" to work with Pakistan in Afghanistan before President Donald Trump would turn to options to address Islamabad's alleged support for militant groups.

04 Oct 2017

U.S. Defense Secretary Mattis suggests sticking with Iran nuclear deal

WASHINGTON U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Tuesday the United States should consider staying in the Iran nuclear deal unless it were proven that Tehran was not abiding by the agreement or that it was not in the U.S. national interest to do so.

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