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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

15 Mar 2018

Pentagon blames 'misinformation' for Serbia defense minister comment

WASHINGTON/BELGRADE The Pentagon on Thursday said "misinformation" led Serbia's defense minister to criticize a top U.S. general who had warned that Russia was meddling in the Balkan country's affairs.

13 Mar 2018

Iranair resumes Belgrade flights as Serbia guards against migrant risk

BELGRADE Water cannons sprayed an Iranair Airbus 320 in welcome on its arrival in Belgrade on Tuesday, marking the first flight from Tehran in 27 years in a sign of improved ties between Iran and Serbia.

08 Mar 2018

Serbia's Orthodox Church to change name to stress Kosovo link

BELGRADE The Serbian Orthodox Church plans to change its name to stress its link with Kosovo, Serbia's ex-southern province that won independence in 2008, in a move seen as opposition to Belgrade's efforts to mend ties with Pristina.

22 Feb 2018

Yugoslav army veteran lobs grenade at U.S. embassy in Montenegro, then blows himself up

PODGORICA A Yugoslav army veteran who manned anti-aircraft defences during the NATO bombing in 1999 tossed a hand grenade into the U.S. embassy compound in Podgorica, capital of Montenegro, around midnight and then blew himself up, police said on Thursday. | Video

07 Feb 2018

Serbia must reach agreement with Kosovo to join EU by 2025

BELGRADE Serbia will have to reach and implement a legally binding agreement on relations with its former province of Kosovo and undergo a string of reforms if it aims to join the EU by 2025, EU enlargement commissioner Johannes Hahn said on Wednesday.

06 Feb 2018

Belgrade should seek partition deal with Kosovo: Serbian defence minister

BELGRADE Serbia should seek a partition agreement with neighbouring Kosovo in order to end a dispute that is hampering Belgrade's accession to the European Union, the Serbian defence minister said on Tuesday.

01 Feb 2018

European Investment Bank has 'strong shoulders' to continue after Brexit: VP

BELGRADE Europe's largest development bank, the EIB, has the 'strong shoulders' needed to carry on after Brexit, its vice-president said on Thursday, sounding upbeat about an event that could lead to the loss of a British stake worth up to nine billion euros.

26 Jan 2018

Croatia accuses Serbia of propaganda over Holocaust memorial exhibit

BELGRADE/ZAGREB Croatia accused Serbia on Friday of falsifying history for propaganda purposes with its Holocaust exhibit at the United Nations in New York on a World War Two extermination camp run by Croatia's then fascist regime.

18 Jan 2018

Slain Kosovo Serb leader Ivanovic given big funeral in Belgrade

BELGRADE Hundreds of mourners came to Belgrade's central cemetery on Thursday to attend the funeral of a Kosovo Serb leader whose killing stoked tensions between Serbia and its former province of Kosovo.

17 Nov 2017

Serbian, U.S. army paratroopers jump together to boost ties

BELGRADE Paratroopers from Serbia and the United States jumped side-by-side just north of Belgrade on Friday as part of a training tailored to bolster ties between the Balkan country and NATO.


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