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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

Jul 03 2017

EDF raises cost estimates for Hinkley Point after review

PARIS French state-owned utility EDF flagged a construction cost overrun at its Hinkley Point C nuclear power station in Britain on Monday, in a new blow for a group of EDF projects already facing delays, rising costs and other problems.

May 06 2017

French candidate Macron claims massive hack as emails leaked

FRANKFURT/PARIS Leading French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron's campaign said on Friday it had been the target of a "massive" computer hack that dumped its campaign emails online 1-1/2 days before voters choose between the centrist and his far-right rival, Marine Le Pen. | Video

Apr 27 2017

OPEC wants further drop in oil stocks, is working for consensus

PARIS OPEC wants oil inventories to decline further and is working to ensure a policy-setting meeting in May reaches consensus, the group's secretary-general said on Thursday in comments pointing to an extension of a global supply cut.

Apr 27 2017

Total CEO says could consider participation in Saudi Aramco IPO

French oil and gas major Total could consider taking a stake in the planned listing of part of Saudi Arabia's Aramco, the company's chief executive said on Thursday.

Apr 27 2017

France's Total approves first project since 2014 as profits surge

PARIS French energy company Total gave the go-ahead on Thursday to develop its first major project since 2014 after reporting a sharp rise in quarterly profit that underscored its drive to cut costs throughout the oil price downturn.

Apr 25 2017

Hollande urges French to reject Le Pen in presidential run-off vote

PARIS France's outgoing president, Francois Hollande, on Monday urged people to back centrist Emmanuel Macron in a vote to choose his successor next month and reject far-right leader Marine Le Pen, whose place in the run-off represented a "risk" for France. | Video

Apr 22 2017

Overseas voters kick off crucial French presidential election

PARIS/PAPEETE, French Polynesia French overseas territories and French residents in the United States and Canada began voting on Saturday in France's presidential election, a day before the main first-round of a poll that could change the global political landscape. | Video

Apr 12 2017

French winter gas supply at risk due to low storage reservation -Storengy

PARIS, April 12 France could face a tight gas supply in the 2017/18 winter period because suppliers do not have enough reserve storage capacity as required by law to meet demand if there is a prolonged cold snap, said major gas storage company Storengy.

Apr 09 2017

France to close its oldest nuclear plant by April 2020

PARIS France's oldest nuclear power reactor will stop electricity production by April 2020, once a new generation EPR reactor in Flamanville is operational, according to a government decree issued on Sunday.

Apr 06 2017

EDF reprieves Fessenheim nuclear plant, in setback to government

PARIS The board of French state-controlled utility EDF on Thursday chose not to vote on a motion that could have closed its aging Fessenheim nuclear plant for good, meaning a 2012 election pledge by President Francois Hollande will not be met.

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