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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

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BRUSSELS/ROME Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Thursday a draft EU accord on migration had been withdrawn after he clashed with Chancellor Angela Merkel over an issue that is splitting Europe.

Jun 21 2018

Steelworks test mettle of Italy's anti-establishment government

TARANTO, Italy The anti-establishment 5-Star Movement campaigned for years to close Ilva, Europe's largest steelworks which has brought death, environmental disaster and jobs to this corner of southern Italy.

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.

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