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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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17 Jun 2018

Italy demands Netherlands recall NGO migrant rescue ships

ROME Italy on Saturday demanded that the Netherlands recall two Dutch-flagged migrant rescue ships after one of the non-governmental organisations that operate them called Rome's interior minister a fascist.

16 Jun 2018

Italy minister blasts NGO for calling him fascist, bans ships

ROME, June 16 Italy's interior minister told more foreign non-government organisations operating migrant rescue ships in the Mediterranean on Saturday that they could not dock in Italian ports and blasted one of them for calling him a fascist.

16 Jun 2018

Vatican, China in new round of talks on appointment of bishops

VATICAN CITY The Vatican and China have held new talks on the naming of bishops and the Holy See raised concerns over a tightening of restrictions on religious practice, Vatican and diplomatic sources said on Friday.

15 Jun 2018

U.S. returns stolen 525-year-old Columbus letter to Vatican

VATICAN CITY A 525-year-old copy of a letter by Christopher Columbus that was stolen from the Vatican was returned on Thursday after joint sleuthing by U.S. Homeland Security agents and Holy See antiquity experts. | Video

14 Jun 2018

Pope says countries must unite on migration, as Italy, France clash

VATICAN CITY Pope Francis called on Thursday for a "change in mindset" on migration policies, saying international cooperation was vital, as Italy and France engaged in a diplomatic spat over the issue.

14 Jun 2018

Italy summons French envoy as migration dispute escalates

ROME Italy summoned France's envoy on Wednesday and angrily rejected French criticism of its immigration policies, escalating a diplomatic standoff that is widening one of Europe's main political fault lines. | Video

10 Jun 2018

Pope warns energy bosses of global destruction without fuel shift

VATICAN CITY Pope Francis warned that climate change risked destroying humanity on Saturday and called on energy leaders to help the world to convert to clean fuels to avert catastrophe. | Video

09 Jun 2018

Former Vatican diplomat indicted on child pornography charges

VATICAN CITY A Catholic priest who worked as a diplomat at the Vatican's embassy in Washington was indicted on Saturday on charges of possessing child pornography in the United States and Canada.

08 Jun 2018

Activists urge oil executives to heed pope at Vatican energy conference

VATICAN CITY Environmentalists and aid agencies urged executives of the world's top oil companies attending a Vatican conference on climate change on Friday to heed Pope Francis's warnings about global warming.

08 Jun 2018

Vatican document suggests role for married priests, women in the Amazon

VATICAN CITY A document for a meeting of Catholic bishops from the Amazon, expected to evaluate ordaining elderly married men as priests for the vast region, says the Church should make "daring proposals".

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