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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 29 2018

Italy banker warns on political crisis as investors fear for euro

ROME Italy's central bank chief warned on Tuesday that the state was "only ever a few short steps" from losing investors' trust as markets dumped stocks and bonds, fearing repeat elections will become a de facto referendum on the country's euro membership.

Mar 24 2018

Rugby - Italy look to new generation after bruising run of losses

MILAN Moments after Italy notched up the joint-worst losing streak in the northern hemisphere's premier tournament a week ago, their Irish coach, Conor O'Shea, lived up to his reputation as an incurable optimist.

Mar 17 2018

Last-gasp penalty sees Scotland survive scare to beat Italy

ROME Scotland narrowly avoided a nightmare end to their Six Nations campaign on Saturday, beating Italy 29-27 with a Greig Laidlaw penalty a minute from time after trailing the perennial wooden-spooners for most of the game.

Feb 21 2018

Alpine skiing - Greta Small dreams big: she wants to bring gold Down Under

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea Australian Greta Small has literally come a long way since she learned to ski at her local resort of Mount Hotham -- she had to.

Jan 24 2018

U.S. not starting trade war, but sees China tech threat: Ross

DAVOS, Switzerland The United States is not starting a trade war but trying to level the playing field of global commerce and fend off Chinese protectionism, including a "direct threat" in high-tech goods, U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said on Wednesday. | Video

Nov 30 2017

China pushing billions into Iranian economy as Western firms stall

ROME/ANKARA China is financing billions of dollars worth of Chinese-led projects in Iran, making deep inroads into the economy while European competitors struggle to find banks willing to fund their ambitions, Iranian government and industry officials said.

Nov 25 2017

South African forwards steamroller Italy to avenge 2016 loss

PADOVA, Italy South Africa overran Italy 35-6 in Padova on Saturday with five converted tries, avenging their shock loss to the Azzurri last year and notching up their first back-to-back wins since August.

Nov 22 2017

Italy happy to be respected as Boks plan revenge

MILAN Italy coach Conor O'Shea will no longer have the element of surprise when his team face South Africa on Saturday, a year after they ambushed the former world champions in a huge upset -- but he knows they now have the visitors' respect.

Oct 20 2017

HINTERGRUND-"Sind nicht Katalonien" - Lombardei stimmt über Autonomie ab

Mailand Während die Investoren nervös auf das Gezerre um Katalonien blicken, strebt im Norden Italiens eine weitere wirtschaftsstarke Region nach mehr Selbstbestimmung.

Oct 19 2017

'We're not Catalonia': Italy's separatists tread softly toward autonomy

MILAN, Italy As nervous investors retreat from Catalonia, afraid the wealthy region may secede from Spain, another European region whose politicians once campaigned for independence is looking to attract some of them -- by talking of autonomy, not secession.

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