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Joseph Nasr

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

Feb 16 2018

Merkel sees no threat in new gas pipe to Russia, Poland disagrees

BERLIN The planned Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline connecting Germany and Russia poses no threat to Europe's energy security, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday, publicly disagreeing with her Polish counterpart.

Feb 16 2018

Minority government better than SPD alliance: top German conservative argues

BERLIN An influential member of Angela Merkel's conservatives on Friday urged the German chancellor to form a minority government instead of a planned alliance with the Social Democrats (SPD), saying the SPD would not be a reliable partner.

Feb 11 2018

Merkel defends painful coalition concessions, denies authority waning

BERLIN Angela Merkel on Sunday defended "painful" concessions she has made to the Social Democrats (SPD) to win a fourth term as German chancellor and said criticism among her conservatives was not a sign her authority was waning.

Feb 06 2018

German industry orders shoot up despite stronger euro

BERLIN German industrial orders rose more than expected in December, data showed on Tuesday, supporting expectations that Europe's largest economy is on track for another year of growth after expanding by 2.2 percent in 2017.

Feb 03 2018

Arab refugees march in German city hit by far-right protests

COTTBUS, Germany Arab refugees and Germans carrying pro-immigrant and anti-fascism placards marched in Cottbus on Saturday to denounce what they say are attempts by far-right groups to stoke tension in the eastern city after two knife attacks by Syrian teenagers.

Jan 31 2018

Germany's political deadlock takes toll on consumers - retail body

BERLIN Germany's months-long political deadlock contributed to weaker retail sales data in December, suppressing consumers' appetite for goods and services, the country's leading retail association said on Wednesday.

Jan 29 2018

Merkel's embrace splits German Social Democrats over party identity

GOERLITZ/COTTBUS, Germany Cozying up to Angela Merkel, putting power above principles and jeopardising the party's identity: this is how Social Democrats in the eastern German town of Goerlitz see their leaders' call to share power with the conservative chancellor.

Jan 29 2018

Merkel's embrace splits German Social Democrats over party identity

GOERLITZ/COTTBUS, Germany Cozying up to Angela Merkel, putting power above principles and jeopardising the party's identity: this is how Social Democrats in the eastern German town of Goerlitz see their leaders' call to share power with the conservative chancellor.

Jan 17 2018

Germany demands clarity on risk reduction for banking union

BERLIN Germany said on Wednesday that euro zone members should first agree on clear parameters for reducing risks in the banking sector before progress can be made toward completing a banking union through a deposit insurance scheme in the currency bloc.

Jan 15 2018

German establishment woos SPD activists to back coalition talks

BERLIN Political heavyweights from Germany's conservatives and Social Democrats (SPD) sought on Monday to shore up support for talks on joining forces in a coalition, after members of the centre-left party in one region voted against a deal.

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