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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

Nov 16 2017

French president's party hit by defections as it picks leader

PARIS A revolt by 100 members of French President Emmanuel Macron's governing party has exposed tensions in the fledgling movement as it prepares to elect a leader handpicked by him on Saturday.

Nov 14 2017

Soul-searching at France's FN: far-right party polls activists

NANTERRE, France Who are you and what do you want? Seeking to rebrand itself and bounce back from electoral defeat, France's far-right National Front on Tuesday sent a questionnaire to party members asking them whether it should change its name and policies.

Nov 06 2017

'We like Paris but are a bit scared,' Chinese tourists say after muggings

PARIS In tight-knit groups with their backpacks hanging in front where they can keep an eye on them, Chinese tourists walked around Paris on their guard on Monday, alarmed by a recent mugging and other attacks targeting Asian visitors.

Oct 25 2017

French opposition struggles to emerge from rubble of Macron victory

PARIS Battered and bruised from electoral defeat by Emmanuel Macron's centrists, France's Socialist Party is laying off most of its staff and selling its Paris base, while the centre-right Republicans limp on in search of a leader.

Oct 20 2017

France gets serious over sexual harassment after Weinstein scandal: minister

PARIS The Harvey Weinstein scandal is forcing a rethink of attitudes toward sexual harassment in France, a country that cherishes its self-image as the land of seduction and romance, said the minister tasked with cracking down on violence against women.

Oct 12 2017

With French down on strikes, Macron reforms get easier ride

PARIS There was a time when angry French workers could down tools and take to the streets en masse to force ministers to back down. But things have changed, making President Emmanuel Macron's job of pushing through labor reforms that much easier.

Oct 10 2017

Striking French workers disrupt flights, schools

PARIS French public sector workers went on strike on Tuesday against President Emmanuel Macron's plans to cull jobs and toughen pay conditions, forcing airlines to cancel hundreds of flights and disrupting school activities. | Video

Sep 26 2017

After German election, France's Macron paints sweeping vision for Europe

PARIS French President Emmanuel Macron offered an ambitious vision for European renewal on Tuesday, calling for the EU to work more closely on defense and immigration and for the euro zone to have its own budget, ideas he may struggle to implement. | Video

Sep 26 2017

Macron will "Neugründung Europas" mit Euro-Zonen-Budget

Paris/Berlin Ungeachtet der Vorbehalte aus Berlin und Brüssel will Frankreichs Präsident Emmanuel Macron der Europäischen Union neues Leben einhauchen und die Euro-Zone finanziell enger verzahnen.

Sep 25 2017

Brooking no dissent, Marine Le Pen takes grip on French far-right

PARIS Marine Le Pen has acted to reassert her authority over France's far-right National Front with the forced departure of her deputy, but still faces a struggle to persuade the party base that she has what it takes to win an election.

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