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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.

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Germany's Social Democrats choose first female chair in hope of revamp

Wiesbaden, GERMANY/BERLIN Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) elected Andrea Nahles as their first ever female leader on Sunday, hoping she can reinvigorate the country's oldest party after it suffered heavy losses in September's election.

Mar 21 2018

Merkel seeks cohesion and renewal in angst-ridden Germany

BERLIN Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday charged her new government with healing divisions in German society that have fueled the far-right, equipping the economy for the digital era and bolstering the European project.

Mar 16 2018

Facing far-right challenge, minister says Islam 'doesn't belong' to Germany

BERLIN New Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said Islam does not belong to Germany, and set out hardline immigration policies in his first major interview since being sworn in this week, as he sought to see off rising far-right challengers.

Mar 09 2018

German government takes shape as SPD names ministers

BERLIN Germany's Social Democrats on Friday named two seasoned pro-European politicians to key posts in a new government, with Hamburg Mayor Olaf Scholz to become finance minister in Europe's largest economy and Heiko Maas becoming foreign minister.

Mar 06 2018

Eager to deport migrants, German AfD scouts out Syria situation

BERLIN Lawmakers from the Alternative for Germany (AfD) are on a fact-finding trip to Syria, said members of the anti-immigrant group, which wants Syria to be classified a safe country of origin in a move that would make it easier to deport failed asylum seekers.

Mar 04 2018

Social Democrats sign up to new Merkel-led German government

BERLIN Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) decisively backed another coalition with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives on Sunday, clearing the way for a new government in Europe's largest economy after months of political uncertainty. | Video

Mar 02 2018

I'm upbeat German SPD will reject Merkel coalition: youth leader

BERLIN The leader of the youth wing of Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) is optimistic a majority of the party's members will vote down another alliance with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives, he told Reuters on Friday.

Mar 02 2018

I'm upbeat German SPD will reject Merkel coalition - youth leader

BERLIN The leader of the youth wing of Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) is optimistic a majority of the party's members will vote down another alliance with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives, he told Reuters on Friday.

Feb 28 2018

Germany's Merkel wins party nod to renew coalition with Social Democrats

BERLIN German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives on Monday approved a coalition deal with the Social Democrats (SPD), bringing closer a fourth term for her as well as an end to political limbo in Europe's preeminent power.

Feb 28 2018

Unassuming "Mini-Merkel" in pole position to succeed German chancellor

BERLIN Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer's election as general-secretary of Germany's ruling party puts her in pole position to succeed Angela Merkel as chancellor after spending most of her career in a tiny state on the French border. | Video

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