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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.

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Dec 11 2017

U.S. investor opens office in Lisbon, seeks to snap up assets

LISBON Portugal's corporate sector is ripe for investment, said billionaire U.S. investor Paul Kazarian who became one of Greece's biggest bond holders and has now opened his first office in Europe in Lisbon.

Dec 04 2017

Centeno brings Portuguese charm to Eurogroup top job

LISBON Mario Centeno, appointed on Monday to lead the Eurogroup, used his easy-going style as Portugal's finance minister to turn his crisis-hit country into a model euro zone pupil, causing him to be described as a "Ronaldo" among euro zone finance ministers.

Nov 28 2017

Dark web drug market growing rapidly in Europe: report

LISBON The illegal drug trade on the dark web is growing rapidly, despite authorities shutting down major market sites like AlphaBay, as crime gangs diversify and seek new clients online, a report by two European Union agencies warned on Tuesday.

Nov 09 2017

Founder of web browser Opera says worried about online privacy

LISBON People should worry about online data collection by technology companies because it gives them unparalleled insight into users lives, the creator of one of the biggest web browsers, Opera, said on Thursday.

Nov 08 2017

Fast-growing cyber crime threatens financial sector: Europol

LISBON The "remorseless" growth of cyber crime is leading to 4,000 ransom attacks a day and gangs' technological capability now threatens critical parts of the financial sector, the head of Europol said on Wednesday.

Nov 08 2017

World needs new rules for powerful tech: Web Summit chief

LISBON Tech companies like Google and Facebook seem like monopolies and need new rules, the organizer of one of the world's biggest technology summits said.

Oct 31 2017

Portugal planning free zones for drones, self-driving cars

LISBON Aiming to spur development of drones and self-driving vehicles, Portugal is planning to launch "free zones" with special regulations to allow testing of such technologies and attract investment in them, the industry secretary said.

Oct 31 2017

Portugal planning free zones for drones, self-driving cars

LISBON, Oct 31 Aiming to spur development of drones and self-driving vehicles, Portugal is planning to launch "free zones" with special regulations to allow testing of such technologies and attract investment in them, the industry secretary said.

Oct 26 2017

U.S. opioid crisis could spread to Europe, experts say

LISBON Europe should heed the threat from opioids responsible for America's deadliest drug epidemic in decades as both regions have seen rises in prescription rates of such medicines, which can be a gateway to dangerous derivatives, experts said.

Oct 24 2017

Portugal government survives no confidence vote over fires

LISBON Portugal's government on Tuesday survived a no confidence vote in parliament called by the opposition which alleged the government had failed to protect the lives of 110 people who died in two wildfire tragedies in the past four months.

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