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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

Jul 20 2018

Hot Nordic weather hits Stora Enso's profit, shares fall

HELSINKI Finnish pulp, paper and packaging board maker Stora Enso missed quarterly profit expectations on Friday, partly blaming wood supply problems stemming from the exceptionally hot and dry weather in the Nordics.

Jul 19 2018

Fortum to seek fresh start with Uniper: CEO

HELSINKI Finnish utility Fortum is seeking a fresh start with Germany's Uniper , it's CEO said on Thursday, following an extraordinary acquisition process that included a campaign against the deal and calls for an investigation into Uniper.

Jul 17 2018

ECB shouldn't tie its hands too early on policy: Rehn

HELSINKI The European Central Bank should not tie its hands too early when it comes to future monetary policy decisions but look instead at how the economy pans out, Finland's new central bank governor Olli Rehn told Reuters on Tuesday.

Jul 11 2018

In East-West diplomatic drama, Helsinki punches above its weight

STOCKHOLM/HELSINKI For a city of just 600,000 people on the northeast periphery of Europe, Helsinki has played an outsized role in the fraught relationship between its giant neighbor Russia and the West.

Jun 20 2018

Asylum seekers use World Cup fan papers to try to enter Europe from Russia

HELSINKI/ST PETERSBURG Asylum seekers from Morocco, Nigeria, China and elsewhere have tried to enter Europe illegally from Russia using World Cup fan identity documents, police told Reuters on Wednesday.

Jun 15 2018

Knife attacker sentenced to life by a Finnish court

HELSINKI A Finnish court sentenced Abderrahman Bouanane, a failed Moroccan asylum seeker, to life in prison on Friday for stabbing two women to death and wounding eight other people last year in the Nordic country's first militant Islamist attack.

Jun 13 2018

Finland cuts stake in biofuel firm Neste with $1 billion deal

HELSINKI Finland's center-right government sold a stake of 5 percent in oil refiner and biofuel company Neste on Wednesday for 861 million euros ($1.0 billion), prompting criticism from the opposition that it gives up too much control of company.

Jun 09 2018

Finns Stubb and Katainen leave door open to EU Commission top job

TURKU, Finland Former Finnish prime ministers Alexander Stubb and Jyrki Katainen left open the possibility on Saturday that they would run to succeed Jean-Claude Juncker as the EU executive's president next year.

Jun 09 2018

Finland's health care reform vote to be pushed back by months: parliament speaker

TURKU, Finland The Finnish parliament will not be able to vote on the government's major health care and local government bill until August at the earliest, parliament's speaker said on Saturday.

Jun 08 2018

Finland open to plans by ex-Angry Birds executive for China funding of Estonia tunnel: minister

HELSINKI Finland's government is open to plans by a former executive at the Angry Birds game maker Rovio who wants to seek Chinese funding for an undersea train tunnel to link Helsinki with the Estonian capital Tallinn, a minister said.

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