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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LONDON With a dramatic pledge to be the "defence lawyer of the Italian people", academic and political novice Giuseppe Conte welcomed last night his appointment as prime minister of a 5-Star-League coalition government in Rome.
LONDON The question marks that have emerged over the credentials of Italian prime minister candidate Giuseppe Conte may have put another spanner in the works of efforts to form a government in Rome.
LONDON Has Italian President Sergio Mattarella baulked at the prospect of appointing political novice Giuseppe Conte as the country's next prime minister?
LONDON The leaders of Italy's anti-establishment 5-Star Movement and far-right League are due meet President Sergio Mattarella today to confirm they are ready to forge a coalition government and to name the person they want to head the new administration.
LONDON Italy's 5-Star Movement and the League are now seen close to signing off on a radical government pact that will set Rome up for a likely showdown with the European Union over spending plans that will bust the eurozone's deficit rules.
LONDON European Union leaders will use a pre-scheduled summit starting this evening in Sofia today to discuss what they can do to keep the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran alive after the withdrawal of the US.
LONDON George Soros' Open Society Foundations NGO has confirmed it will close its office in Budapest and move to Berlin after what it called a campaign of denigration and misrepresentation of its work by Viktor Orban's government.
LONDON Given the short-lived nature of many of its previous governments, the role of Italian prime minister is perhaps not the most coveted job in politics.
LONDON The European Union likes to style itself as the world's biggest and most influential trading bloc but that claim is being severely tested by Donald Trump's move to reapply sanctions on Iran.
LONDON Italy's anti-establishment 5-Star Movement and the far-right League might be hours away from breaking a nine-week political deadlock if, as now expected, they sign a draft government deal today.