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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

Oct 25 2017

Austrian far right says 'very good start' in Kurz coalition talks

VIENNA Austria's far-right Freedom Party said coalition talks with conservative leader Sebastian Kurz made a "very, very good start" on Wednesday, mapping out a process that could end its decade in opposition.

Oct 24 2017

BAWAG raises 1.9 billion euros in Austria's biggest IPO

VIENNA Stakeholders in Austria's BAWAG , the former trade union bank bought by U.S. private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management [CBS.UL], have raised 1.9 billion euros in Austria's biggest ever listing, capping a decade-long turnaround.

Oct 24 2017

Austrian conservative Kurz and far right to hold coalition talks

VIENNA Austrian conservative leader Sebastian Kurz will hold coalition talks with the far-right Freedom Party (FPO), both sides said on Tuesday, bringing the anti-immigration party a step closer to power, which it last held more than a decade ago.

Oct 23 2017

Austrian conservative Kurz says needs more time on coalition

VIENNA Austrian conservative leader Sebastian Kurz said on Monday he needs more time to decide which party he will hold coalition talks with but did nothing to dampen expectations that he will turn to the far right.

Oct 20 2017

Austrian coalition talks set to begin, far right likely partner

VIENNA Austria's president gave the green light to conservative leader Sebastian Kurz on Friday to form a government, but Kurz gave little away about his coalition plans, leaving a tie-up with the far right the most likely outcome.

Oct 18 2017

Austrian president tells Kurz to heed 'European values' on coalition

VIENNA Austria's president warned conservative election victor Sebastian Kurz that European values must underpin the next government and he would scrutinize developments as Kurz considers bringing the far right back into power.

Oct 16 2017

Austria's conservative shift opens path to power for far right

VIENNA Austria's shift to the right in a parliamentary election has paved the way for young conservative star Sebastian Kurz to become the next leader and opened a path for the resurgent far right to return to power. | Video

Oct 13 2017

Austrian election tests conservative star stealing far right's thunder

VIENNA Austrians elect a new parliament on Sunday in a test of whether a young conservative star has succeeded in halting the resurgence of the far-right Freedom Party after a campaign in which immigration has been the dominant issue. | Video

Oct 13 2017

Kurz's fresh face may keep Austria's old conservatives in power

VIENNA Conservative Sebastian Kurz will become one of the world's youngest leaders if he becomes Austrian chancellor after parliamentary elections on Sunday. | Video

Sep 27 2017

A decade on from disaster, Austrian bank BAWAG plans IPO

VIENNA Austria's former trade union bank BAWAG [CCMLPB.UL] is planning a stock market debut later this year to set the seal on a decade-long recovery from its near collapse in a fraud scandal.

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