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Jan 20, 2014
Jan 20, 2014
Jan 20, 2014
Jan 20, 2014
Jan 20, 2014

U.S. begins Iran sanctions relief, sees tough talks ahead

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States has followed through on promised sanctions relief for Iran covering oil exports, trade in precious metals, and automotive services as part of a nuclear agreement that began taking effect on Monday, U.S. officials said.

In exchange for steps that Tehran took to halt its most sensitive nuclear activity, the White House said the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Russia, China and the European Union “will today follow through on our commitment to begin to provide the modest relief agreed to with Iran.”

Jan 20, 2014
Jan 20, 2014
Jan 17, 2014

Obama takes swipe at Snowden in spy reform speech

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Friday took a swipe at Edward Snowden, the former U.S. spy contractor whose revelations about American surveillance practices tarnished relations with foreign allies and prompted reforms in Washington.

Obama unveiled those reforms during a long-awaited speech that balanced pledges to increase privacy protections with a warning that intelligence gathering would continue.

Jan 17, 2014
Jan 17, 2014
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      "Jeff Mason has covered the White House since 2009 and was the lead correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 re-election campaign. He joined Reuters in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry and German business news. He then spent 3 1/2 years in Brussels, Belgium covering the European Union with a focus on climate change and energy policy. He moved to Washington in 2008 to cover the historic primaries and presidential race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain, traveling with all three candidates. Jeff has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, BBC, and Canada's CBC. He is a graduate of ..."
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      Colorado - Denver area
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      2000
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      English, French, German, Spanish
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