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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

Jan 30 2018

Czech President Zeman re-elected with anti-immigration message

(This January 27 story corrects number of asylum applications in paragraph 11 to make clear they refer to just the month of November) | Video

Jan 27 2018

Czech President Zeman re-elected with anti-immigration message

PRAGUE Czech President Milos Zeman won a second term in a presidential election on Saturday, gaining the backing of voters for his tough stance against immigration and his courtship of Russia and China. | Video

Jan 19 2018

Czech PM, blocked from forming government, loses immunity from fraud charge

PRAGUE The Czech parliament lifted Prime Minister Andrej Babis' immunity on Friday, leaving him open to prosecution over accusations he fraudulently received European Union subsidies.

Jan 18 2018

Czech PM Babis, wary of who becomes president, rushes to form new government

PRAGUE Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis is rushing to form a new government, possibly by the end of February, before a new presidential term begins.

Jan 17 2018

Czech government quits after confidence vote, uncertain talks ahead

PRAGUE The cabinet of Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis resigned on Wednesday, a day after losing a confidence vote on the billionaire politician's first attempt to form a government while battling fraud allegations.

Jan 12 2018

Eastward-looking Zeman is favorite as Czechs vote for president

PRAGUE Czechs voted on Friday in the first round of a presidential election in which eight candidates sought to topple incumbent Milos Zeman, whose brash style and leanings toward Russia and China have polarized the nation.

Jan 10 2018

Czech lawmakers postpone confidence vote for PM Babis's minority government

PRAGUE The Czech lower house on Wednesday postponed a confidence vote on Prime Minister Andrej Babis's minority government until Jan. 16 or later as lawmakers tussled over fraud allegations the billionaire politician is battling.

Dec 13 2017

Poland's PKN seeks full control of Czech unit Unipetrol

PRAGUE/WARSAW Poland's biggest oil refiner PKN Orlen launched a voluntary tender offer to buy the remaining shares in its Czech downstream oil group Unipetrol to take full control and delist it from the Prague bourse.

Nov 20 2017

Wimbledon champion Novotna dies after battle with cancer

PRAGUE/LONDON Czech tennis player Jana Novotna, who won the 1998 Wimbledon championship after falling short in two previous finals, has died at the age of 49 after a long battle with cancer.

Nov 14 2017

Surging wages, spending kick central Europe's economies into higher gear

PRAGUE/BUCHAREST Central and eastern Europe's economies kicked into higher gear in the third quarter with forecast-beating growth, as manufacturers thrived and tightening labour markets boosted wages and consumer spending.

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