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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

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Rugby - Majestic Toner powers Leinster to Pro14 final win over Scarlets

DUBLIN A superb display by lock Devin Toner laid the foundations for Leinster to outclass Scarlets 40-32 in the Pro14 final at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday, capping a fine season with another trophy to add to the European Cup they won two weeks ago in Bilbao.

25 May 2018

Tennis: Swedish tennis needs a star like Zlatan, says Soederling

For decades, tennis players from Sweden travelled to Roland Garros with high expectations but the sport is going to need an iconic figure like soccer star Zlatan Ibrahimovic if they are to regain their former glory, Robin Soederling has told Reuters.

23 May 2018

Soccer: Electric Forsberg to spark Sweden's attack

STOCKHOLM Winger Emil Forsberg heads to the World Cup finals in Russia ready to step out of Zlatan Ibrahimovic's shadow and take over the mantle as Sweden's main attacking threat.

23 May 2018

Soccer: Swedes can spring a World Cup surprise in Russia

STOCKHOLM Drawn in a qualifying group with France and Netherlands and then pitted against Italy in a playoff, few would have tipped Sweden to make it to the World Cup finals but the Scandinavians are full of surprises and there may be more to come in Russia. | Video

23 May 2018

Electric Forsberg to spark Sweden's attack

STOCKHOLM Winger Emil Forsberg heads to the World Cup finals in Russia ready to step out of Zlatan Ibrahimovic's shadow and take over the mantle as Sweden's main attacking threat.

22 May 2018

Soccer: Iceland's Sigurdsson faces race against time for full fitness

STOCKHOLM Iceland stunned the footballing world by knocking England out of Euro 2016 on their way to the quarter-finals but if they are to enjoy similar success at the World Cup finals they will need attacking midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson back at full fitness.

22 May 2018

Iceland's Sigurdsson faces race against time for full fitness

STOCKHOLM Iceland stunned the footballing world by knocking England out of Euro 2016 on their way to the quarter-finals but if they are to enjoy similar success at the World Cup finals they will need attacking midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson back at full fitness.

22 May 2018

Soccer: Iceland set to punch above World Cup weight in Russia

STOCKHOLM The smallest nation ever to qualify for the World Cup will also be the tournament's worst-kept secret as Iceland's giant-killing performances in 2016 sent a loud and clear warning that they will not be in Russia just to make up the numbers.

22 May 2018

Soccer: Eriksen is the engine for Denmark's hopes in Russia

When Christian Eriksen took part in the 2010 World Cup finals he was a callow teenager left mostly on the bench, but he will arrive in Russia as a world-class player with the weight of Denmark's expectations on his shoulders.

22 May 2018

Soccer: Dogged Danes bank on Eriksen's class at World Cup

Best known for the flair, skill and character that enabled them to win the 1992 European Championship in stunning fashion, a more dogged, determined Denmark led by Christian Eriksen will arrive in Russia hoping to make a similar impact at the World Cup.

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