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Karen Freifeld

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

Jun 13 2018

Attorneys for Trump lawyer Cohen to end representation: source

WASHINGTON Michael Cohen, former personal lawyer for U.S. President Donald Trump, is expected to part ways with attorneys handling the criminal investigation into his business dealings, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters.

Jun 11 2018

U.S. reveals ZTE settlement details, ban still in place

WASHINGTON ZTE Corp's settlement with the U.S. Commerce Department that would allow China's No. 2 telecommunications equipment maker to resume business with U.S. suppliers was made public on Monday, days after the company agreed to pay a $1 billion fine, overhaul its leadership and meet other conditions.

Jun 11 2018

U.S. publishes details of ZTE deal, ban not yet lifted

WASHINGTON, June 11 ZTE Corp's settlement with the U.S. Commerce Department was made public on Monday, but the ban on U.S. suppliers doing business with China's phone maker will not be lifted until the company pays $1 billion and places $400 million more in escrow in a U.S.-approved bank. (Reporting by Karen Freifeld; Editing by Sandra Maler)

Jun 07 2018

Chinese phone maker ZTE saved from brink after deal with U.S.

China’s No. 2 telecommunications equipment maker ZTE secured a lifeline from the Trump administration on Thursday after agreeing to pay a $1 billion fine and overhaul leadership in a deal that will lift a ban on its doing business with U.S. suppliers. | Video

Jun 06 2018

Exclusive: China's ZTE signed preliminary agreement to lift U.S. ban: sources

ZTE Corp has signed an agreement in principle that would lift a U.S. Commerce Department ban on buying from U.S. suppliers, allowing China's No. 2 telecommunications equipment maker to get back into business, according to sources familiar with the matter. | Video

Jun 05 2018

Trump to meet trade advisers over $70 billion China offer -sources

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump will meet with his trade advisers on Tuesday to discuss an offer by China to import an extra $70 billion of American goods over a year as Beijing tries to defuse a potential trade war between the world's two largest economies.

Jun 04 2018

SocGen to pay $1.3 billion to settle Libya, Libor probes

PARIS/NEW YORK French bank Societe Generale will pay $1.3 billion to resolve criminal and civil charges in the United States and France for bribing Gaddafi-era Libyan officials and manipulating the Libor interest rate benchmark, U.S. authorities said on Monday.

Jun 04 2018

Trump says has power to pardon himself; critics disagree

NEW YORK U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday said he had committed no wrongdoing but has the "absolute" power to pardon himself, echoing sweeping arguments put forth by his lawyer Rudy Giuliani on Sunday. | Video

Jun 01 2018

Exclusive: U.S. may soon claim up to $1.7 billion penalty from China's ZTE - sources

The Trump administration may soon claim as much as $1.7 billion penalty from ZTE Corp , as it looks to punish and tighten control over the Chinese telecommunications company before allowing it back into business, according to people familiar with the matter.

May 26 2018

Film mogul Weinstein appears handcuffed in court to face rape charges

NEW YORK Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein appeared in handcuffs in a New York court on Friday to face charges of rape and other sex crimes against two of the scores of women who have accused him of misconduct, ending his reign as a Hollywood kingpin. | Video


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