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Michelle Martin

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 17 2018

German Social Democrat leader sees progress toward coalition talks with Merkel

BERLIN The leader of Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) cited progress on Wednesday in efforts to win support for formal talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives, and some colleagues said rejecting a coalition would dent party ratings.

Jan 17 2018

Top German Social Democrats urge party to back coalition talks with Merkel

BERLIN, Jan 17 Leading German Social Democrats (SPD) urged delegates on Tuesday to back coalition talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives and warned that shunning another tie-up would further damage the party's already dire ratings.

Jan 16 2018

German strikes spread to Daimler, union mulls escalation

BERLIN/FRANKFURT Tens of thousands of German industrial workers downed tools on Tuesday in support of trade union IG Metall's demands for a 6 percent pay rise and a right to the first new cut in weekly working hours since the 1980s.

Jan 09 2018

German parties inch closer to coalition with deal on skilled immigrants

BERLIN Germany's would-be coalition partners have reached agreement on a law to attract skilled immigrants, German media reported on Tuesday, suggesting the parties are edging closer to a decision to open formal coalition negotiations.

Jan 08 2018

Change of guard for Germany's Greens as 'Jamaica' leaders bow out

BERLIN Germany's environmentalist Greens, still reeling from the collapse of coalition negotiations last year, are set for a shake-up at the top after their leaders both said they would not stand for re-election.

Jan 07 2018

Cornered Merkel upbeat as seeks to revive grand coalition

BERLIN Chancellor Angela Merkel is optimistic her conservatives and the Social Democrats (SPD) can cut a deal, she said on Sunday as the parties began five days of talks about reviving the 'grand coalition' that has governed Germany since 2013. | Video

Jan 06 2018

Cornered Merkel launches talks with SPD in bid to secure fourth term

BERLIN More than three months after a German election, Chancellor Angela Merkel is still scrambling to form a new government and will on Sunday launch a five-day attempt to persuade the Social Democrats (SPD) to join a coalition with her conservatives.

Jan 04 2018

Top-selling German newspaper says new online hate speech law must be scrapped

BERLIN A new law meant to curtail hate speech on social media in Germany is stifling free speech and making martyrs out of anti-immigrant politicians whose posts are deleted, the top-selling Bild newspaper said on Thursday.

Dec 22 2017

Merkel's conservatives tempt SPD with offer on healthcare, jobs

BERLIN German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives hope to draw the Social Democrats (SPD) into coalition with offers on healthcare and employment, one of her ministers said, but the two camps remain far apart on tax issues.

Dec 09 2017

German conservatives reject 'United States of Europe' ahead of coalition talks

BERLIN Senior members of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives on Saturday rejected the vision for a "United States of Europe" put forward by the Social Democrats (SPD), with whom they are hoping to form a governing coalition.


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