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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

Oct 24 2017

Austrian conservative Kurz and far right to hold coalition talks

VIENNA Austrian conservative leader Sebastian Kurz will hold coalition talks with the far-right Freedom Party (FPO), both sides said on Tuesday, bringing the anti-immigration party a step closer to power, which it last held more than a decade ago.

Oct 16 2017

From Haider to Strache - the FPO's march to respectability in Austria

VIENNA Founded by former Nazis six decades ago, Austria's far-right Freedom Party (FPO) long ago left the political fringes to establish itself as a mainstream party that could now return to power following a strong showing in Sunday's election.

Oct 16 2017

From Haider to Strache - the FPO's march to respectability in Austria

VIENNA Founded by former Nazis six decades ago, Austria's far-right Freedom Party (FPO) long ago left the political fringes to establish itself as a mainstream party that could now return to power following a strong showing in Sunday's election.

Oct 15 2017

Austria's conservatives show few qualms about teaming up with far right

VIENNA With conservative leader Sebastian Kurz winning Austria's parliamentary elections on Sunday with around 32 percent of votes, many of his supporters see little reason to shy away from forming a government with the far right Freedom Party (FPO).

Oct 15 2017

Austria's conservatives show few qualms about teaming up with far right

VIENNA With conservative leader Sebastian Kurz winning Austria's parliamentary elections on Sunday with around 32 percent of votes, many of his supporters see little reason to shy away from forming a government with the far right Freedom Party (FPO).

Oct 15 2017

Austria shifts to right as conservative star seals election win

VIENNA Young conservative star Sebastian Kurz is on track to become Austria's next leader after an election on Sunday, but his party is far short of a majority and likely to seek a coalition with the resurgent far right. | Video

Oct 15 2017

Austria's conservatives show few qualms about teaming up with far right

VIENNA With conservative leader Sebastian Kurz winning Austria's parliamentary elections on Sunday with around 32 percent of votes, many of his supporters see little reason to shy away from forming a government with the far right Freedom Party (FPO).

Sep 26 2017

Gambling group Novomatic puts flotation plans on hold

FRANKFURT/VIENNA Gambling technology group Novomatic [NVMTC.UL] said it has put plans for an initial public offering on hold due to uncertainty over new regulation in one of its most important markets, Germany.

Sep 18 2017

Airbus challenges Austrian allegations over Eurofighter deal

VIENNA Airbus denied any wrongdoing in a submission on Monday to Austrian prosecutors investigating allegations of fraud and willful deception over a $2 billion fighter deal and threatened the country's defense minister with legal action.

Sep 05 2017

Austria's far-right party accuses conservatives of stealing campaign ideas

VIENNA Austria's far-right Freedom Party (FPO) on Tuesday accused Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz of stealing its platform on immigration and the economy ahead of a parliamentary election, which he is favorite to win.

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