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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

May 25 2018

French PM offers debt relief for railway shakeup

PARIS The French government, seeking to end a rail strike over one of President Emmanuel Macron's flagship reforms, said on Friday it would erase most of the SNCF rail company's debt if plans to make the operator more cost-effective were implemented.

May 23 2018

Staff reject Macron rail reform in 'referendum', unions say

PARIS Workers at France's state-owned SNCF rail company on Wednesday resoundingly rejected President Emmanuel Macron's planned overhaul of the railways in an internal ballot organized by labor unions.

May 09 2018

Europeans work to save Iran deal, and business, after Trump pulls out

WASHINGTON/PARIS Dismayed European allies sought on Wednesday to salvage the Iran nuclear deal and preserve their Iranian trade after President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the landmark accord and ordered sanctions reimposed on Tehran. | Video

May 09 2018

USA nach Kündigung von iranischem Atom-Abkommen isoliert

Paris/Beirut Nach dem Ausstieg der USA aus dem Atom-Abkommen wollen die Europäer die Vereinbarung gemeinsam mit dem Iran retten.

Apr 19 2018

Union seeks to broaden anti-Macron protest but support lacking

PARIS A far-left union bid to turn a protest on Thursday over a shakeup of the state railways into a bigger show of resistance to President Emmanuel Macron appears to have fallen flat, with the labor movement split and fewer people taking part.

Apr 18 2018

French rail workers strike against reform, Macron says no turning back

PARIS Striking French rail staff halted train services for the seventh day this month on Wednesday in protest over a major shake-up of the state-owned railway company, but President Emmanuel Macron said he would not be cowed into retreat. | Video

Apr 18 2018

French rail workers press on with strike after lawmakers pass reform

PARIS Striking French rail workers disrupted train services for the seventh day this month on Wednesday, spurning government calls to end the industrial action over reforms at the state-owned SNCF railway company.

Apr 17 2018

French parliament approves rail reform on eve of new strike

PARIS France's lower house of parliament on Tuesday approved the biggest railway shake-up since nationalisation with a bill that will abolish the state monopoly, shrugging off fierce union opposition and rolling strikes.

Apr 05 2018

French PM takes hard line on rail reform, unions decry 'arrogance'

PARIS Emmanuel Macron's prime minister said on Thursday the government would not back down in a shake-up of France's state-owned SNCF railways, prompting accusations of arrogance from unions who said further strikes would go ahead as planned.

Apr 03 2018

French rail unions take on Macron with mass rolling strikes

PARIS French rail workers launched a series of nationwide strikes on Tuesday, threatening months of transport disruption in the sternest challenge yet to President Emmanuel Macron's efforts to modernize Europe's second biggest economy. | Video


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