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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 20 2018

Italy rails against company relocations in bitter election campaign

ROME European Union rules are helping less wealthy nations swipe jobs from their bigger partners, Italy's industry ministry said on Tuesday, as plans by a multinational to shift production to Slovakia took center stage in the national election campaign.

Feb 20 2018

Rising poverty gnaws at Italian social fabric as election nears

HERCULANEUM, Italy Roberto Biondi's 89-year-old mother has Alzheimer's, is housebound and no longer recognizes her son. She is also the family's main breadwinner.

Feb 09 2018

Italy's League leaves northern bastions, bangs anti-migrant drum

HERCULANEUM, Italy The rightist Northern League once derided southern Italy as a crime-riddled, parasitic wasteland. It now sees it as a vote-rich territory that could help lead it to victory in next month's national election. | Video

Feb 05 2018

Opponents say Berlusconi to blame for Italy's migrant crisis

ROME Opponents of Silvio Berlusconi accused the former prime minister on Monday of being to blame for a surge in migrants to Italy in recent years as campaigning for a national election turned increasingly ugly.

Feb 04 2018

Italy's League under pressure over racist shootings

ROME Leftist politicians on Sunday pinned blame for a racist shooting spree in central Italy on the far-right League party that looks set to make major gains in a March 4 national election. | Video

Feb 04 2018

Italian man held after driving through city shooting at black people

ROME An Italian man opened fire on African migrants in the central city of Macerata on Saturday, injuring six people before he was captured, in what police said was a racially motivated attack. | Video

Feb 04 2018

Italy's League under pressure over racist shootings

ROME Leftist politicians on Sunday pinned blame for a racist shooting spree in central Italy on the far-right League party that looks set to make major gains in a March 4 national election.

Jan 31 2018

Italy's Berlusconi skips TV election show, raising health concerns

ROME Former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi called off an appearance on a top television chat show on Wednesday, his second such cancellation this week, raising concerns about his health ahead of national elections.

Jan 28 2018

Italy's Renzi packs PD lists with close allies, faces party backlash

ROME Former prime minister Matteo Renzi triggered uproar in his center-left Democratic Party (PD) at the weekend by packing the group's electoral list with close allies and shutting the door on internal rivals.

Jan 17 2018

Cambridge University defends actions of tutor in Regeni case

ROME Britain's Cambridge University rejected on Wednesday any suggestion that one of its tutors might have been implicated in the death of graduate student Giulio Regeni, who was killed in Egypt in 2016.

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