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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 17 2018

Big spending days over for settled French Top 14

PARIS After years of overspending where domestic and European success was bought via cherry-picked foreign superstars, the French Top 14 is stabilising as increased TV revenue has begun to level the playing field for those clubs not backed by a millionaire owner.

Jan 15 2018

French referee provisionally suspended for kicking out at player

PARIS Referee Tony Chapron has been provisionally suspended after he appeared to kick out at Nantes player Diego Carlos in Sunday's French Ligue 1 game against Paris St Germain.

Jan 13 2018

Germain shines as Marseille beat Rennes in action-packed game

PARIS Valere Germain scored one and set up another as Olympique de Marseille stayed in the hunt for second place in Ligue 1 when they beat Stade Rennais away 3-0 in a highly-charged game on Saturday.

Jan 09 2018

Rugby - France turn to clubs to restore damaged reputation

PARIS - Less than a month before the start of the Six Nations, France face an almost impossible task in restoring their pride, but new coach Jacques Brunel hopes the national team can benefit from renewed collaboration with the country's top clubs.

Jan 08 2018

Six Nations, not the World Cup, is France's primary goal - Brunel

PARIS France must concentrate on being contenders for the Six Nations title before even thinking of the 2019 World Cup in Japan, new coach Jacques Brunel said on Monday.

Nov 29 2017

Soccer - France spoilt for choice up front in World Cup tilt

PARIS France coach Didier Deschamps will have some tough decisions to make over his forwards when he names his World Cup squad with Les Bleus featuring among the favourites to win the trophy.

Nov 27 2017

Tennis: Noah's French Davis Cup men dispel 'losing culture'

LILLE, France Charismatic captain Yannick Noah reckoned that the "losing culture" of French men's tennis had been dispelled by the way his team had powered to their first Davis Cup title in 16 years on Sunday.

Nov 27 2017

Tennis: Darcis scolds himself as 'appalling' in Belgian loss

LILLE, France David Goffin was by far the best player of the Davis Cup final but his team mate Steve Darcis scolded himself for being "appalling" as Belgium missed out on a maiden title, suffering a 3-2 defeat to hosts France on Sunday.

Nov 26 2017

Pouille wraps up 10th Davis Cup title for France

LILLE, France France won their 10th Davis Cup title when Lucas Pouille crushed Steve Darcis 6-3 6-1 6-0 to give the hosts a 3-2 victory in the final against neighbours Belgium on Sunday.

Nov 26 2017

Noah's French Davis Cup men dispel 'losing culture'

LILLE, France Charismatic captain Yannick Noah reckoned that the "losing culture" of French men's tennis had been dispelled by the way his team had powered to their first Davis Cup title in 16 years on Sunday.

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