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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

Feb 16 2018

French unions vow to fight back over rail shakeup

PARIS French labour union leaders condemned plans for sweeping reforms at the debt-ridden state railways and warned the government on Friday that protests would snowball into full-blown strikes if it refused to reconsider.

Feb 02 2018

France sends police as migrant gangs clash in Calais

PARIS The French government will send more police to Calais to crack down on migrant gangs, the interior minister said on Friday, after gang rivalries erupted into a brawl that left five migrants suffering serious gunshot injuries

Jan 26 2018

French prisons on 'brink of blowout', strike must end: ombudsman

PARIS France's prisons ombdusman said on Friday that inmates in overcrowded jails were on the verge of mutinying as two weeks of work stoppages by wardens over pay and other complaints had made conditions intolerable.

Jan 24 2018

French jail strike hardens as wardens decry 'slit-throat bonus' offer

PARIS French riot police broke up a jailhouse picket on Wednesday that threatened to disrupt the trial of a man who is suspected of housing the head of a militant Islamist hit-squad that killed 130 people in attacks in Paris in 2015.

Jan 20 2018

Paul Bocuse: legendary chef of chefs

PARIS Paul Bocuse, who died on Saturday aged 91, combined a passion for food and women with a nose for self-publicity that brought him fame and fortune far beyond his native France.

Jan 20 2018

Paul Bocuse: legendary chef of chefs

PARIS Paul Bocuse, who died on Saturday aged 91, combined a passion for food and women with a nose for self-publicity that brought him fame and fortune far beyond his native France.

Jan 19 2018

France says no for now to Johnson's idea of giant Channel bridge

LONDON/PARIS France on Friday politely rejected Boris Johnson's idea of building a giant bridge across the English Channel after Brexit, saying that, while far-fetched ideas were worth considering, there were plenty of major European projects to finish first.

Jan 19 2018

France says no for now to Johnson's idea of giant Channel bridge

LONDON/PARIS France on Friday politely rejected Boris Johnson's idea of building a giant bridge across the English Channel after Brexit, saying that, while far-fetched ideas were worth considering, there were plenty of major European projects to finish first.

Jan 17 2018

France abandons plan for new airport, squatters ordered out

PARIS The French government abandoned plans for a new 580 million euro ($710 million) airport in western France on Wednesday, a sensitive decision that past governments had shirked for decades.

Dec 21 2017

Macron's presidential jet plan hits bad-publicity turbulence

PARIS Plans to buy a new presidential jet for France's Emmanuel Macron could be held up because of a controversy sparked by his prime minister, who hired a private plane for 350,000 euros (311,472 pounds) to fly home from Japan.

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