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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

Jun 15 2018

Czech centre-left party approves joining coalition, new government close

PRAGUE Members of the Czech centre-left Social Democrat party have voted to join a coalition with the dominant centrist ANO group, a major step towards ending more than eight months of stalemate after an inconclusive election.

Jun 12 2018

Czech central bank caps mortgage loans as property prices soar

PRAGUE The Czech central bank said on Tuesday it would cap mortgage loans at nine times borrowers' salaries, addressing concerns a build up of debt could destabilize the financial system in the event of an economic downturn.

May 25 2018

China's CITIC pays CEFC's Czech debts to end spat, to take over J&T stake

PRAGUE Czech financial firm J&T said on Friday it had struck a deal with Chinese state conglomerate CITIC Group [CITIC.UL] to settle debts owed by troubled Chinese company CEFC, ending a dispute.

May 11 2018

Czech ruling party approves coalition deal, partner to poll members

PRAGUE The Czech centrist ANO party on Friday approved a coalition agreement for a new government with the center-left Social Democrats, subject to a poll of Social Democrat party members.

May 02 2018

New dawn or swan song? Czech communists eye slice of power after decades

(This April 30 story corrects first name of Communist politician in paragraph 12)

Apr 27 2018

Czech investor poses new challenge to German carve up of Innogy

FRANKFURT/PRAGUE Investment group KKCG plans to bid for the Czech assets of German energy group Innogy , posing a new challenge to a deal between Innogy's majority owner RWE and rival German utility E.ON to carve up Innogy themselves.

Mar 30 2018

Russian accused of massive U.S. hacking is extradited, pleads not guilty

PRAGUE/NEW YORK A Russian man on Friday pleaded not guilty to charges he hacked three U.S. technology companies, potentially compromising personal details of more than 100 million users, including on LinkedIn, after being extradited from the Czech Republic.

Mar 20 2018

CEZ chief Benes says would like decision on transformation by mid-year

PRAGUE Czech power producer CEZ would like a decision by mid 2018 on the firm's potential transformation that may include spinning off renewable energy and regulated assets, Chief Executive Daniel Benes said on Tuesday.

Mar 20 2018

CEFC China's chairman to step down; CITIC in talks to buy stake in unit

PRAGUE/BEIJING CEFC China Energy Chairman Ye Jianming, under investigation in China over suspected economic crimes, will step down from his position at the Chinese conglomerate, a company executive and the Czech Republic president's office said.

Mar 02 2018

Slovak police detain seven people over journalist's murder

PRAGUE Slovak police detained seven people on Thursday in a probe into the murder of an investigative journalist and his girlfriend, chief of police Tibor Gaspar said.

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