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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

May 22 2018

U.N. criticizes Algeria for mass deportations of migrants

GENEVA/ALGIERS The United Nations on Tuesday urged Algeria to stop rounding up and expelling sub-Saharan migrants, highlighting an influx of immigrants from Mali and Niger that Algeria says it needs U.N. help to address.

May 18 2018

Algeria's Islamist opposition urges national consensus on economic reform

ALGIERS Algeria must build a national consensus to undertake deep economic reforms and end its dependency on volatile gas and oil revenues, the new leader of the main Islamist opposition party said.

May 13 2018

Algeria's Sonatrach to sharpen focus on petrochemicals

ALGIERS Algerian state energy company Sonatrach will focus on petrochemical deals to reduce the North African country's fuel imports while boosting revenue, its chief executive said.

May 09 2018

Sonatrach to buy ExxonMobil's Augusta oil refinery in Sicily

LONDON Algeria's state energy firm Sonatrach plans to buy ExxonMobil's 175,000 barrel-per-day Augusta refinery in Sicily, Italy, the companies said on Wednesday, as the North African oil producer seeks to cut its hefty fuel bills.

Apr 30 2018

Sonatrach boosted gas output by 5 percent in 2017 - CEO

ALGIERS, April 30 Algeria's state energy firm Sonatrach said on Monday it boosted its gas output by 5 percent to 135 billion cubic metres in 2017, marking the first time the company has used a news conference to disclose production data.

Apr 16 2018

Algeria's Sonatrach to invest in digital technology, solar power - CEO

ORAN, Algeria, April 16 Sonatrach's CEO said on Monday the state energy firm was looking to use digital technology to improve efficiency and also plans to focus on solar power with foreign partners.

Apr 10 2018

Rare appearance fuels speculation Algeria's Bouteflika will run again

ALGIERS A rare public appearance by veteran Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is fuelling speculation he will run for a fifth term next year, a move that would mean at least short-term stability for a key U.S. ally and one of Europe's main gas suppliers.

Mar 29 2018

U.S.-trained engineer takes on Algeria's energy monolith

ORAN, Algeria When the U.S.-educated CEO of Algeria's state energy company Sonatrach ended a speech to staff by seeking questions, an executive sitting next to him quickly picked up the microphone.

Mar 27 2018

More Algerian doctors and teachers join pay strikes

ALGIERS Algerian doctors are expanding a pay strike and teachers are resuming one, representatives said on Tuesday, putting pressure on President Abdelaziz Bouteflika and his prime minister at a time when resources are limited.

Mar 06 2018

Exxon Mobil interested in working in Algeria, Sonatrach CEO says

ALGIERS U.S. oil major Exxon Mobil Corp has shown an interest in working in Algeria, the head of state energy firm Sonatrach said on Tuesday.


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