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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 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.

May 04 2018

As Greek islands heave under influx, refugees turn to old river route

GREEK-TURKISH BORDER, Northern Greece As dawn breaks over the waterlogged plain along the border Greece shares with Turkey, an all-too familiar outline of refugees emerges through the morning haze, picking their way through a road well traveled by thousands before them. | Video

May 04 2018

Greece's new startup culture: technology and seagrass sunglasses

ATHENS/PATRAS, Greece Greek student Stavros Tsompanidis was walking on a beach when he saw a business idea in the piles of dried-up seagrass. | Video

Mar 28 2018

Greece's National Bank widens loss after higher impairment charges

ATHENS Greece's second largest lender National Bank (NBG) widened its loss in the fourth quarter after booking higher provisions for impaired loans.

Mar 17 2018

At least 16 dead as migrant boat sinks off Greek island

ATHENS Sixteen people, including at least five children, drowned on Saturday when the small boat they on capsized in the Aegean Sea, Greek coast guard officials said.

Feb 07 2018

Greece still waiting for dust to settle

LONDON (IFR) - Greece is waiting for the dust to settle before it comes to market with a seven-year euro benchmark.

Feb 04 2018

Greeks rally in Athens over Macedonia name row

ATHENS Hundreds of thousands of Greeks rallied outside parliament in Athens on Sunday to protest against the use of the term Macedonia in any settlement the government pursues with the ex-Yugoslav Republic to end a decades-old name row. | Video

Jan 16 2018

Greece plans three new bond sales to build post-bailout buffer

ATHENS Greece wants to create a cash buffer of up to 19 billion euros ($23 billion) to cover debt repayments after it exits its current bailout programme and plans three new bond issues by August, government officials told Reuters on Tuesday. | Video

Jan 12 2018

Thousands of Greeks protest over right to strike, hitting hospitals, transport and shipping

ATHENS Thousands of Greek protesters marched in central Athens on Friday against new reforms, including restrictions on the right to strike, that parliament is set to approve next week in return for bailout funds. | Video

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