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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

Aug 13 2018

Fatal crashes reveal plight of Italy's African laborers

FOGGIA, Italy Smears of blood and oil mark the spot on the road where a van full of migrant farm laborers slammed into an oncoming truck and somersaulted across the tarmac on Aug. 6, killing 12 of the men packed inside.

Aug 13 2018

Italy expects financial market attack in August: govt. official

ROME Speculators will probably attack Italian financial markets this month but the country has the resources to defend itself, a senior and highly influential government official said in a newspaper interview on Sunday.

Aug 08 2018

African migrants protest in Italy after road deaths

FOGGIA, Italy Migrant laborers staged a strike on Wednesday to protest at the deaths of 16 colleagues killed this week in two separate traffic accidents in southern Italy.

Aug 01 2018

France confirms Fincantieri-STX shipyard deal, cautious on defense merger

ROME France hopes Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri's takeover of STX France will be wrapped up soon, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Wednesday, but sounded a more cautious note on any defense naval merger.

Jul 30 2018

Italian far right's Salvini under fire after black athlete hurt in attack

ROME Opposition politicians accused far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini on Monday of creating a climate of hate in Italy following a spate of racist attacks that have coincided with his anti-immigration drive.

Jul 27 2018

Tensions within Italian coalition over transalpine rail link

ROME Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini called on Friday for work to continue on an ambitious, Franco-Italian rail link, putting himself at odds with his coalition partners, who have denounced the costly project.

Jul 24 2018

Italy reviews ArcelorMittal deal for Ilva, may annul it: statement

ROME The Italian government is opening a formal review of ArcelorMittal's planned takeover of the Ilva steel company and might annul the accord if irregularities are found, Industry Minister Luigi Di Maio said on Tuesday.

Jul 05 2018

Italy wants end to Libyan embargo to help it tackle migrants

ROME Italy wants a United Nations arms embargo on Libya to be lifted to help the North African state battle people smugglers and halt the flow of migrants seeking a better life in Europe, Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said on Thursday.

Jul 05 2018

Italy wants end to Libyan embargo to help it tackle migrants

ROME Italy wants a United Nations arms embargo on Libya to be lifted to help the North African state battle people smugglers and halt the flow of migrants seeking a better life in Europe, Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said on Thursday.

Jun 21 2018

Italy and Germany clash as migration rows split EU

BRUSSELS/ROME Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Thursday a draft EU accord on migration had been withdrawn after he clashed with Chancellor Angela Merkel over an issue that is splitting Europe.

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