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Andrea Shalal

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

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Changes afoot at Germany's migration agency over asylum scandal: minister

BERLIN Concern that more than 1,000 people were wrongly granted asylum by Germany's migration agency may lead to personnel changes at the agency, the interior minister signaled on Tuesday.

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Changes afoot at Germany's migration agency over asylum scandal - minister

BERLIN Concern that more than one thousand people were wrongly granted asylum by Germany's migration agency may lead to personnel changes at the agency, the interior minister signalled on Tuesday.

May 17 2018

Russia-Germany gas pipeline raises intelligence concerns: U.S. official

BERLIN The planned Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline from Russia to Germany raises U.S. intelligence and military concerns since it would allow Moscow to place new listening and monitoring technology in the Baltic Sea, a senior U.S. official said on Thursday.

May 14 2018

NATO spending target not some 'fetish' for Germany: Merkel

BERLIN Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday it was important for Germany to stand by its commitments to NATO, including moves to boost military spending toward an alliance target of 2 percent of economic output.

May 14 2018

UK spymaster tells EU - Let's work together to counter Islamist militants, Russia

LONDON/BERLIN Britain and the European Union must retain close security ties after Brexit to foil Islamic State militant attacks and counter Russia's "pernicious" attempts to subvert Western democracies, the head of Britain's domestic spy agency said on Monday.

May 02 2018

Germany's spending plans likely to disappoint at home and abroad

BERLIN Social Democratic German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz presented spending plans on Wednesday that see public investment falling from 2020 and advised ministries demanding more funds to live within their means.

Apr 26 2018

Germany, France press ahead on 'historic' joint weapons developments

BERLIN German and French officials on Thursday pressed ahead with plans to jointly develop a next-generation fighter jet, a drone and a maritime airborne warfare aircraft, saying the projects showed European unity and strength in an increasingly uncertain world.

Apr 25 2018

Big data aids Sikorsky in improving helicopter maintenance

BERLIN Big data analytics are helping Lockheed Martin Corp's helicopter unit improve the maintenance of its aircraft and cut costs by identifying patterns that might have otherwise gone unnoticed, Sikorsky President Dan Schultz said on Wednesday.

Apr 25 2018

Eurofighter doubts U.S. will use nuclear certification to tilt German jets bid

BERLIN The head of Eurofighter on Wednesday said he did not expect the United States to slow certification of the European fighter's ability to carry nuclear weapons as a way to influence a competition to replace Germany's aging 90 Tornado jets.

Apr 25 2018

United States to lower foreign arms sales surcharge: DSCA director

BERLIN The U.S. government will reduce its administrative surcharge on foreign arms sales to 3.2 percent from 3.5 percent from June as part of a broader effort to make U.S. weapons more competitive internationally, a top U.S. official told Reuters on Wednesday.

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