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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

Oct 06 2017

Between Berlin and Bavaria: Merkel's uneasy allies

WEGSCHEID, Germany Two years ago, Wegscheid was on the front lines of Europe's refugee crisis. When Germany voted last week, the village, like many along the Austrian border, swung hard to the far right, straining Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative alliance.

Sep 27 2017

Schaeuble to head German parliament, unblocking coalition talks

BERLIN Germany took a first decisive step on Wednesday toward forming a new government when its veteran finance minister, conservative Wolfgang Schaeuble, agreed to become president of the parliament, clearing the way for another party to take his job. | Video

Sep 18 2017

In German rustbelt, Merkel challenger's social justice pitch falls flat

DUESSELDORF/DUISBURG, Germany The steelworks in Duisburg employed 3,000 people when it was closed in 1985. Today, the disused factory, now a park showcasing the city's industrial heritage, gives work to dozens of curators, artists and athletes.

Sep 13 2017

German parties fret about Turkish voters as Erdogan makes mark

BERLIN Nihan Sen's grandmother came to Germany in the 1960s but still speaks no German. By contrast, Nihan herself is a star of German youth culture, with 783,000 followers for her YouTube channel. Yet she acknowledges: "I really do like a bit of Turkish television."

Sep 01 2017

Merkel's Social Democrat rival bullish ahead of German TV clash

BERLIN German Social Democrat (SPD) leader Martin Schulz, whose party trails Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives by 17 points, said he was going into Sunday's television debate convinced he would win this month's elections.

Aug 30 2017

Schroeder accuses his critics of wanting a 'new Cold War'

BERLIN Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder hit back at those criticizing him for taking a job at a Russian energy company, saying some of his critics wanted to push Germany into a "new Cold War".

Aug 30 2017

Ovation for Merkel ally Guttenberg on his political come-back

BERLIN The man once touted as Germany's chancellor-in-waiting before his sudden fall from grace made his long-anticipated return to German politics on Wednesday with a speech hailing Angela Merkel as the right person to steer her country in uncertain times.

Aug 19 2017

German writer critical of Turkey's Erdogan arrested in Spain

BERLIN German-Turkish author Dogan Akhanli was arrested in Spain on Saturday after Turkey issued an Interpol warrant for the writer, a critic of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government, fanning an already fierce row between the NATO allies.

Aug 18 2017

In Charlottesville, Germans sense echoes of their struggle with history

BERLIN/WEIMAR, Germany For the past decade, the pupils of the Manfred von Ardenne school in Berlin have been visiting a local cemetery to tend the graves of victims of the Nazis. | Video

Aug 09 2017

Germany's FDP says Lower Saxony should sell $9 billion VW stake

BERLIN Germany's Free Democrats (FDP) party has called for the state of Lower Saxony to sell its $9 billion stake in Volkswagen , seizing on the emissions scandal at the carmaker as an opportunity to burnish its pro-business credentials ahead of an election.


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