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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

Mar 15 2018

Merkel heads to Paris for euro reform talks with Macron

BERLIN German Chancellor Angela Merkel heads to Paris on Friday enthusiastic about talks with French President Emmanuel Macron but at odds with him over the pace and scope of reforms to the euro zone project they both cherish.

Mar 14 2018

Weakened Merkel begins fourth term beset by challenges

BERLIN German lawmakers on Wednesday re-elected Angela Merkel as chancellor for a fourth, and likely final, term that may prove her most challenging yet as she takes charge of a fragile coalition with her personal standing diminished. | Video

Mar 12 2018

No love match for Germany in Merkel's third grand coalition

BERLIN Chancellor Angela Merkel and her partners met to formally sign their agreement on a new "grand coalition" government on Monday and admitted it was a political necessity, not a "love match". | Video

Mar 09 2018

Tensions build in new, 'explosive' German coalition

BERLIN Fault lines are emerging in Germany's new government before ministers have even held their first cabinet meeting, with tensions over the sequencing and extent of reforms already pulling at the fragile coalition.

Mar 04 2018

Weakened Merkel has her work cut out to make coalition last

BERLIN Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) have bought Chancellor Angela Merkel time with their vote to join her conservatives in another coalition, but she risks losing her long grip on power if she fails to balance the awkward allies' conflicting demands.

Feb 28 2018

Germany says its government computers secure after 'isolated' hack

BERLIN Germany said on Wednesday hackers had breached its government computer network with an isolated attack that had been brought under control and which security officials were investigating.

Feb 22 2018

Merkel eyes overhaul of EU finances for post-Brexit bloc

BERLIN Brexit offers the European Union an opportunity for a broad rethink of its financial set-up, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday before an EU summit that will tackle the bloc's future budget.

Feb 19 2018

Merkel proposes ally for crucial party job

BERLIN German Chancellor Angela Merkel put forward close ally Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer on Monday to take over as secretary general of her Christian Democrats (CDU), heeding calls from within the party to inject new blood and groom a successor.

Feb 18 2018

Top German lawmaker in security row with Turkey at Munich meeting

BERLIN/MUNICH A row broke out on Sunday between a leading German politician of Turkish origin and Turkey's delegation at the Munich Security Conference, with the lawmaker being given police protection after what he said was a tense encounter with Turkish bodyguards.

Feb 17 2018

As support falls, German SPD sees 'no Plan B' to Merkel coalition

BERLIN Support for Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) hit a record low, a poll showed, and the party's leader-in-waiting said she had "no Plan B" should members reject a coalition deal with Angela Merkel's conservatives.


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