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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

Jun 12 2018

Italy sends migrant convoy to Spain, has words with France

ROME Italy sent hundreds of migrants towards Spain in a small naval convoy on Tuesday after shutting its own ports to them, sparking a war of words with France that exposed EU tensions over immigration. | Video

Jun 11 2018

Pope Francis accepts resignations of three Chilean bishops

VATICAN CITY/SANTIAGO Pope Francis has accepted the resignations of three Chilean bishops following sex abuse scandals, including Bishop Juan Barros of Osorno, the city at the center of the uproar, the Vatican said on Monday.

Jun 11 2018

Italy shuts ports to migrant boat, asks Malta to open its doors

ROME Italy will refuse to let a humanitarian ship carrying more than 600 migrants dock at its ports and has asked the Mediterranean island of Malta to open its doors to the vessel, government officials said on Sunday. | Video

Jun 10 2018

New Italian economy minister vows to stay in euro, cut debt level

ROME Italy's new coalition government has no intention of leaving the euro and plans to focus on cutting debt levels, Economy Minister Giovanni Tria said on Sunday, looking to reassure nervous financial markets.

Jun 08 2018

Italy to ask NATO to help deal with migrant flows: Salvini

ROME Italy wants NATO to help defend its southern shores from an influx of migrants, Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said on Friday, signaling the new government would take a much tougher line on immigration controls.

Jun 06 2018

Italy's Conte wins parliamentary backing, promises tough EU talks

ROME Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte comfortably won a confidence vote in the lower house of parliament on Wednesday, confirming his government's majority after promising tough negotiations with Europe over the economy.

May 27 2018

Italy's president calls in former IMF official amid political turmoil

ROME Italy's president is expected to ask a former International Monetary Fund official on Monday to head a stopgap government amidst political and constitutional turmoil, with early elections looking inevitable.

May 27 2018

Italy's efforts to form government fail as president defends euro

ROME Efforts to form a coalition government collapsed on Sunday after the Italian president rejected a eurosceptic pick for the key economy ministry, triggering a possible constitutional crisis and opening the prospect of fresh elections.

May 24 2018

New Italian government has little chance of staying the course

ROME A new government is expected to take office in Italy next week after one of the longest periods of post-election flux in its history, but the fraught gestation might prove child's play by comparison with what comes next.

May 24 2018

Polit-Novize Conte will Italiens Interessen in Europa verteidigen

Rom Italiens Präsident Sergio Mattarella hat dem Politik-Neuling Giuseppe Conte den Auftrag zur Bildung einer Regierung erteilt.

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