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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

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Ecclestone urges F1 to take breakaway threat seriously

MELBOURNE Formula One's former commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone has warned owners Liberty Media to take the threat of a breakaway series seriously and said Mercedes could follow Ferrari out of the championship.

Mar 22 2018

Motor racing: Hamilton leads Mercedes 1-2 in first practice

MELBOURNE Lewis Hamilton led a Mercedes 1-2 at the top of the timesheets for the first free practice session at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix on Friday, while McLaren's hopes of a clean start were tempered by reliability issues.

Mar 22 2018

Motor racing: Hamilton says critical Rosberg trying to get 'headlines'

MELBOURNE Lewis Hamilton has dismissed criticism from former Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg as the product of someone seeking "headlines".

Mar 22 2018

Motor racing - Ricciardo hopeful of ending Australia curse

MELBOURNE For Daniel Ricciardo, his home Australian Grand Prix has been an exasperating mix of desperately willing fans and mostly unwilling cars.

Mar 22 2018

Motor racing: Hamilton, Vettel savor competing against the 'best'

MELBOURNE The tension of a rivalry that produced 'road rage' and acrimony between Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel in 2017 was absent on Thursday as the four-times Formula One champions made nice before the season-opening Australian Grand Prix.

Mar 21 2018

McLaren car is '100 percent' ready, says Alonso

MELBOURNE Fernando Alonso has played down reliability concerns about the new Renault-powered McLaren, saying problems that arose during pre-season testing have been fixed and the car will be "100 percent" ready for the season-opening Australian Grand Prix.

Mar 21 2018

Hamilton, Vettel kick off race for fifth title at Australian Grand Prix

MELBOURNE The first installment of what Formula One fans hope will be a genuine season-long tussle kicks off on Sunday as four-times champions Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel lock horns at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix.

Mar 12 2018

Rugby-New Zealand taking cautious approach to pro women's league

Rugby powerhouse New Zealand is keen to leverage the success of its all-conquering Black Ferns to create an opportunity for women to make a living from the game but will not rush into the creation of a professional league until due diligence is done.

Mar 05 2018

Australia calls 'Bull' on Warner tantrum

MELBOURNE Footage of David Warner being restrained by team mates in an off-field fracas with South Africa's Quinton de Kock has been viewed dimly in Australia, where former players have urged the vice-captain to rein in the raging 'Bull'.

Feb 18 2018

Judges have 'secret language', says gutted Woods

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea X Freestyle skier James Woods was "devastated" to miss out on a slopestyle medal for Great Britain on Sunday after being convinced he had nailed a winning run during the final.


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