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