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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 10 2018

A Canadian tweet in a Saudi king's court crosses a red line

OTTAWA/RIYADH/DUBAI For years, Canadian pressure on human rights in Saudi Arabia had elicited no more than a standard rejection. But all that changed last week, when a Canadian complaint was translated into Arabic and set off a diplomatic row.

Aug 10 2018

Canada adds more jobs than expected, analysts spot weaknesses

OTTAWA Canada unexpectedly added 54,100 jobs in July and the unemployment rate dipped to equal a record low 5.8 percent, but analysts said the data were weaker than they appeared and played down talk of a rate hike next month.

Aug 07 2018

Canada to ask allies to help cool Saudi dispute; U.S. offers no aid

OTTAWA Canada plans to seek help from the United Arab Emirates and Britain to defuse an escalating dispute with Saudi Arabia, sources said on Tuesday, but close ally the United States made clear it would not get involved.

Aug 07 2018

Canada to ask allies to help cool Saudi dispute as kingdom blocks its grain

OTTAWA, Aug 7 Canada plans to seek help from United Arab Emirates and Britain to defuse an escalating diplomatic dispute with Saudi Arabia, sources said on Tuesday, as traders revealed the Arab state would no longer buy Canadian wheat and barley.

Aug 07 2018

Canada defiant after Saudi Arabia freezes new trade over human rights call

RIYADH/OTTAWA Canada on Monday refused to back down in its defense of human rights after Saudi Arabia froze new trade and investment and expelled the Canadian ambassador in retaliation for Ottawa's call to free arrested Saudi civil society activists. | Video

Aug 04 2018

Canada 'very keen' on wrapping up year-old NAFTA talks

OTTAWA Canada is "very keen" on concluding negotiations to renew the North American Free Trade Agreement as soon as possible, Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said on Saturday, amid signs of progress after months of delays.

Aug 01 2018

Canada to soften carbon tax as firms fret about U.S. competition

OTTAWA Canada will soften the impact of a planned carbon tax on major emitters of greenhouse gases after businesses complained it would make them less competitive with the United States, officials said on Wednesday.

Aug 01 2018

Canada to soften carbon tax as firms fret about U.S. competition

OTTAWA, Aug 1 Canada is planning to scale back plans to impose a carbon tax on major emitters of greenhouse gases after businesses complained it would make them less competitive with the United States, officials said on Wednesday.

Jul 31 2018

Canada economy rebounds, but imminent rate hike seen unlikely

OTTAWA Canada's economy rebounded in May after a series of challenges in April but analysts played down the chances of an imminent rate hike, saying the Bank of Canada had already predicted strong second quarter growth.

Jul 31 2018

WRAPUP-Canada economy rebounds, but imminent rate hike seen unlikely

OTTAWA, July 31 Canada's economy rebounded in May after a series of challenges in April but analysts played down the chances of an imminent rate hike, saying the Bank of Canada had already predicted strong second quarter growth.

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