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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.

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Aug 07 2018

Greece to tear down illegal buildings after killer blaze

ATHENS Greece will demolish thousands of illegal buildings in response to the death of dozens of people who were unable to escape a maze of poorly planned streets in the country's worst wildfire disaster.

Aug 03 2018

Greek civil protection minister resigns after killer wildfire

ATHENS Greek Civil Protection Minister Nikos Toskas resigned on Friday in the wake of a wildfire last month that killed 88 people and led to widespread criticism of the government for its handling of the disaster.

Jul 12 2018

Greece hopes to turn page after expelling Russians for Macedonia meddling

ATHENS Greece said on Thursday it still seeks good relations with Moscow, a day after it expelled two Russian diplomats for trying to bribe officials and foment demonstrations to thwart a deal to allow Macedonia to join NATO.

Jun 29 2018

Challenges remain to Greece's long-term debt sustainability: IMF

ATHENS Greece exits its third international bailout in August, but without further debt relief it may not be able to sustain market access in the long run, the International Monetary Fund said on Friday.

Jun 26 2018

Tsipras shrugs off lawmaker's exit from fragile Greek coalition

ATHENS Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras shrugged off the resignation of a lawmaker from his fragile governing coalition on Tuesday that left the government with a wafer-thin majority.

Jun 18 2018

The Macedonia effect? Deal may boost Greek debt relief hopes

ATHENS With a brief formulation of words, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras may have boosted his chances of persuading foreign creditors to free his nation from years of financial humiliation on better terms than a few days ago.

Jun 16 2018

Greek PM survives no-confidence vote in parliament

ATHENS Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras survived a no-confidence motion in parliament on Saturday, setting the stage for the signing of a historic accord with neighboring Macedonia to settle a long dispute over the latter's name.

Jun 07 2018

No set timing on Greek bond issue plans - officials

ATHENS Greece has made no decision on the definitive timing of a new bond, officials said, after Reuters reported it had pushed back debt issuance plans by a few months due to political risk in Italy.

May 18 2018

After hullabaloo, Greek lawmakers drop Novartis probe against ex ministers

ATHENS Greece's parliament has no jurisdiction to investigate the role of ten politicians in alleged bribes by Swiss drugmaker Novartis, lawmakers ruled on Saturday, in a controversy which has further polarized a deeply divided political landscape.

May 10 2018

Greece's Piraeus Bank more profitable in first quarter as provisions fall

ATHENS Greece's largest lender by assets, Piraeus Bank , reported a rise in first-quarter net profit, excluding one-off items, thanks to lower loan-loss provisions.

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