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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

Jan 16 2018

Macron promises steps on Calais migration, acknowledges Brexit worries

CALAIS, France French President Emmanuel Macron promised to stem the flow of migrants through the port of Calais on Tuesday, saying there would be no return to the "jungle" migrant camp, and said he understood the region's concerns about the threat from Brexit. | Video

Dec 21 2017

Macron's presidential jet plan hits bad-publicity turbulence

PARIS Plans to buy a new presidential jet for France's Emmanuel Macron could be held up because of a controversy sparked by his prime minister, who hired a private plane for 350,000 euros (311,472 pounds) to fly home from Japan.

Dec 21 2017

Macron's presidential jet plan hits bad-publicity turbulence

PARIS Plans to buy a new presidential jet for France's Emmanuel Macron could be held up because of a controversy sparked by his prime minister, who hired a private plane for 350,000 euros ($416,000) to fly home from Japan.

Dec 19 2017

Macron rebuffs Assad accusations that France sponsors terrorism

PARIS French President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday that Bashar al-Assad was the enemy of millions of his own people and in no position to lecture France, after the Syrian leader accused Paris of supporting terrorism.

Dec 13 2017

'Sahel coalition' wants victories against Islamist militants by mid-2018

LA CELLE-SAINT-CLOUD/PARIS A French-backed West African military force to tackle Islamist militants must secure its first victories by the middle of 2018 to prove its worth and ensure more concrete support from the United Nations, the French and Malian leaders said on Wednesday.

Nov 30 2017

EU, U.N., African leaders draw up emergency plan for migrants in Libya

ABIDJAN The European Union, United Nations and African Union have agreed to an emergency plan to dismantle people-smuggling networks and repatriate stranded migrants, in an effort to ease a human rights disaster in Libya, officials said.

Nov 30 2017

EU, U.N. and African leaders draw up emergency plan for migrants in Libya

ABIDJAN The European Union, United Nations and African Union have agreed to an emergency plan to dismantle people smuggling networks and repatriate stranded migrants in an effort to ease a human rights disaster in Libya, officials said.

Nov 28 2017

Macron's promise of new France-Africa ties raises heckles

OUAGADOUGOU France's President Emmanuel Macron told African youths on Tuesday that he belonged to a new generation of French leaders who would build partnerships with the continent rather than tell it what to do.

Nov 28 2017

Grenade thrown at French troops in Burkina Faso before Macron's arrival

OUAGADOUDOU French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday played down reports of a grenade thrown at French soldiers shortly before his arrival in Burkina Faso's capital, saying much worse attacks linked to "deadly ... terrorism" targeted the country.

Nov 22 2017

France tells Libya to act over migrant "crimes against humanity"

PARIS France demanded on Wednesday an urgent U.N. Security Council session on human trafficking in Libya and raised the possibility of sanctions on the country after a video appearing to show African migrants sold as slaves there sparked global outrage.

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