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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

Sep 25 2017

Merkel tries to build coalition after vote that puts far right in parliament

BERLIN Germany's Angela Merkel began the tough task of trying to build a government on Monday after securing a fourth term as chancellor, urging the center-left Social Democrats not the shut the door on a re-run of their "grand coalition". | Video

Sep 25 2017

Berlin votes to keep Cold War era Tegel airport open

BERLIN Berliners voted to keep the historic Tegel airport open even after a new international hub is completed, creating a headache for the German capital's government, which wanted it closed.

Sep 18 2017

Merkel stays mum on finance ministry at Schaeuble's birthday bash

BERLIN German Chancellor Angela Merkel praised her veteran finance minister at a party in his honor on Monday, as a potential coalition partner laid claim to his job as their price for supporting her in power.

Sep 14 2017

Divided again: Berliners at odds over fate of inner-city airport

BERLIN With Angela Merkel looking set to remain German chancellor after a Sept. 24 election, another vote that day looks far less conclusive - on whether to shut down Berlin's Tegel airport that served the city through the Cold War.

Sep 06 2017

Hashtag politics: Merkel tries to get in with Germany's kids

BERLIN After 12 years in power, Chancellor Angela Merkel is presenting herself as more than just Germany's 'Mutti', campaigning in cyberspace to get in with younger voters and win their support for long after elections this month.

Aug 31 2017

German joblessness drops further, retail sector shows some weakness

BERLIN German unemployment fell slightly less than expected in August while retail sales posted a surprisingly big monthly drop in July, data showed on Thursday, casting some doubt over whether a consumption-led upswing in Europe's biggest economy will last.

Jan 17 2017

Facebook moves to head off tougher regulation in Germany

BERLIN/MUNICH Facebook is stepping up efforts to head off tougher regulation by Germany, a fierce critic of the social media network operator, with top managers visiting Germany and saying they would do more to combat fake news and hate speech.

Dec 20 2016

Berlin Christmas markets shut, others tighten security

BERLIN Christmas markets in Berlin stayed shut on Tuesday as the city mourned the victims of the previous evening's truck rampage, while security measures were stepped up at similar events elsewhere in Germany and abroad.

Dec 20 2016

Berlin Christmas markets shut, others tighten security

BERLIN Christmas markets in Berlin stayed shut on Tuesday as the city mourned the victims of the previous evening's truck rampage, while security measures were stepped up at similar events elsewhere in Germany and abroad.

Dec 20 2016

Berlin Christmas markets shut, others tighten security

BERLIN Christmas markets in Berlin stayed shut on Tuesday as the city mourned the victims of the previous evening's truck rampage, while security measures were stepped up at similar events elsewhere in Germany and abroad.

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