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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

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Daily Briefing: A fine bromance - Macron's new Iran deal for Trump

LONDON President Emmanuel Macron's aides are hailing as a success the fact that Donald Trump accepted French proposals to work on a new, tougher deal to contain Iran.

Apr 24 2018

Daily Briefing: Euro zone business confidence ebbing

LONDON French business confidence data for April just in shows a dip in morale from the previous month, reflecting indications elsewhere that the euro zone's growth cycle may be turning. A similar read-out on German firms' confidence is due in around 0800 GMT - there, analysts are also expecting a fall.

Apr 23 2018

Daily Briefing: Macron to Trump - no Plan B on Iran

LONDON French President Emmanuel Macron's main task during his three-day state visit to the United States starting today will be to convince Donald Trump that there is no viable alternative to the Iran nuclear deal, imperfect as it may be.

Apr 20 2018

Daily Briefing: Doubling down - Orban's anti-migration drive

LONDON Financier George Soros' Open Society Foundations will close their office in Budapest and move their eastern European operations to Berlin, media reports suggest.

Apr 19 2018

Daily Briefing: Test run for Franco-German motor

LONDON Germany's Angela Merkel welcomes French President Emmanuel Macron to Berlin this morning for talks on how to make sure the euro zone can fight off any repeat of the 2009 sovereign debt crisis that nearly wrecked the currency.

Apr 18 2018

Daily Briefing: Lords ready Brexit challenge to May

LONDON Britain's House of Lords upper house of parliament is expected to inflict an embarrassing defeat on Theresa May's government today as it challenges her refusal to remain in a customs union with the European Union after Brexit.

Apr 17 2018

Daily Briefing: Euro reform - push-back from Berlin

LONDON The next few days could be decisive in determining whether longstanding efforts to make the euro zone more resilient to future shocks come to fruition.

Apr 16 2018

Daily Briefing: Syria fallout - U.S. eyes new Russia sanctions

LONDON The diplomatic fall-out over Syria intensifies on several fronts today as the United States is due to announce new economic sanctions on Russia aimed at companies it alleges were dealing with equipment related to chemical weapons use.

Apr 10 2018

Daily Briefing: Xi's commitment to free trade buoys markets

LONDON China’s President Xi Jinping has helped buoy world markets just ahead of what promises to be a bumper first quarter U.S. earnings season.

Apr 05 2018

Daily Briefing: Signs of a spring thaw are hard to find

BERLIN Those hoping for a sharp rebound in German industrial orders in February, after a steep decline to start the year, came away disappointed this morning.

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