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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

16 Dec 2017

"Congratulations": EU moves to Brexit phase two but warns will be tough

BRUSSELS The European Union agreed on Friday to move Brexit talks onto trade and a transition pact but some leaders cautioned that the final year of divorce negotiations before Britain's exit could be fraught with peril. | Video

15 Dec 2017

NATO sounds alarm on banned Russian missile system

BRUSSELS NATO allies on Friday publicly raised concern about a Russian cruise missile system that the alliance says may break a Cold War-era pact banning such weapons, in a show of support for Washington.

15 Dec 2017

"Bad news for our enemies": EU launches defence pact

BRUSSELS European Union nations, now unfettered by Britain's decision to quit, achieved a 70-year-old ambition on Thursday to integrate their defences, launching a pact between 25 EU governments to fund, develop and deploy armed forces together.

13 Dec 2017

Interview: Give us time, EU pleads on 'historic' defence pact

BRUSSELS To critics who say the EU's new defence pact is little more than an alphabet soup of extra bureaucracy for Brussels, EU officials have their riposte: give us time before you judge us.

12 Dec 2017

NATO chief Stoltenberg wins extended term to late 2020

BRUSSELS NATO allies extended Jens Stoltenberg's term as secretary-general of the Western military alliance until late 2020 on Tuesday, giving the former Norwegian prime minister a rare six-year mandate in the top job.

12 Dec 2017

NATO chief Stoltenberg wins extended term to late 2020

BRUSSELS, Dec 12 NATO allies extended Jens Stoltenberg's term as secretary-general of the Western military alliance until late 2020 on Tuesday, giving the former Norwegian prime minister a rare six-year mandate in the top job.

12 Dec 2017

EU tells Netanyahu it rejects Trump's Jerusalem move

BRUSSELS/CAIRO Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took his case to Europe to ask allies to join the United States in recognising Jerusalem as Israel's capital, but met a firm rebuff from EU foreign ministers who saw the move as a blow against the peace process. | Video

08 Dec 2017

Trump's Jerusalem plan revives tensions in EU diplomacy

PARIS/BRUSSELS France said on Friday the United States had sidelined itself in the Middle East by recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital, but the EU's top diplomat insisted Washington remains a mediator as Europe struggled for unity in its diplomacy.

08 Dec 2017

Trump's Jerusalem plan revives tensions in EU diplomacy

PARIS/BRUSSELS France said on Friday the United States had sidelined itself in the Middle East by recognising Jerusalem as Israel's capital, but the EU's top diplomat insisted Washington remains a mediator as Europe struggled for unity in its diplomacy.

08 Dec 2017

Brexit border deal possible in "hours" as talks go down to the wire

BRUSSELS/DUBLIN The United Kingdom and Ireland could reach agreement in hours on how to run their post-Brexit Irish land border, paving the way for a deal that would remove the last obstacle to opening free trade talks with the European Union.

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