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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

France temporarily opens up radio waves to test 5G benefits

PARIS French telecoms regulator Arcep said it is opening up some radio frequencies to get a better understanding of the benefits and usage of the next generation of mobile internet, known as 5G.

Jan 12 2018

Vivendi shares fall as lingering pay-TV costs lead company to cut outlook

PARIS Vivendi's shares fell on Friday after the media giant said its 2017 profitability would be hit by lingering costs at pay-TV division Canal Plus.

Jan 09 2018

Drahi hits Altice reset button to court wary investors

PARIS/NEW YORK Altice founder Patrick Drahi is reshaping his telecoms and cable group for the second time in as many months by splitting its U.S. and European operations, hoping to end a drastic downward share-price spiral. | Video

Dec 20 2017

French telecoms tycoon Niel to take over Ireland's eir in $770 million deal

PARIS/DUBLIN French telecoms entrepreneur Xavier Niel is to buy a majority stake in eir, Ireland's former state telecoms monopoly, in a 650 million-euro ($770 million) deal that takes his listed company Iliad into its second foreign market.

Dec 18 2017

Kremlin-backed broadcaster launches French language news channel in wary Paris

PARIS The Kremlin-funded Russian broadcaster RT was due to launch its French language news channel on Monday night amid heavy suspicion by the government and President Emmanuel Macron who has dubbed it "an organ of propaganda".

Dec 18 2017

Thales' 4.8 billion euro bid for Gemalto gets thumbs up from investors

PARIS Shares in French defense electronics maker Thales jumped more than 8 percent on Monday after chipmaker Gemalto accepted its 4.8 billion euro ($5.7 bln) takeover bid to create a leader in digital security. | Video

Dec 14 2017

French tech firm Atos to pursue Gemalto despite rebuff

PARIS Atos said on Thursday it would pursue its "friendly" bid for chipmaker Gemalto, despite a rejection of the French technology company's 4.3 billion euro ($5 billion) offer.

Dec 12 2017

Investors give thumbs up to Atos' 4.3 billion-euro Gemalto bid

PARIS Investors gave an early thumbs up on Tuesday to a 4.3 billion euro (£3.7 billion) bid by French technology company Atos for smaller rival Gemalto, betting the tie-up will yield benefits and boost revenues.

Dec 11 2017

Atos offers to buy Gemalto for 4.3 billion euros to boost cyber security services

PARIS French technology consulting firm Atos offered to buy Gemalto for 4.3 billion euros ($5.06 billion) on Monday to boost its cyber security services as states and big corporations seek to cope with a growing number of attacks on the Internet worldwide.

Dec 07 2017

Orange's boss Richard promises investors more of the same

PARIS/LONDON Orange's boss Stephane Richard told investors on Thursday he will stick with plans to invest heavily in upgrading networks rather than content as he bids for a third term to lead France's biggest telecoms operator.

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