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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

Jul 31 2017

Heineken profit beats expectations on strong Europe

BRUSSELS Heineken, the world's second-largest beer maker, reported higher than expected earnings in the first half of 2017, with the strongest profit growth in Europe thanks to a late Easter and an early start of warm summer weather. | Video

Jul 31 2017

Hot and cold: Euro zone grows but inflation slows

BRUSSELS Data in the coming week should confirm the euro zone economy is running hot, after the IMF upgraded growth forecasts and Greece returned to the debt market, although inflation figures could throw cold water on ECB plans to start tightening policy.

Jul 28 2017

Hot and cold: Euro zone grows but inflation slows

BRUSSELS Data in the coming week should confirm the euro zone economy is running hot, after the IMF upgraded growth forecasts and Greece returned to the debt market, although inflation figures could throw cold water on ECB plans to start tightening policy.

Jul 27 2017

Europe seeks to set global trade rules after Trump steps back

BRUSSELS If Donald Trump's ditching of a U.S.-led trade alliance with Pacific Rim nations wasn't a gift to the European Union, then it must be the next best thing. | Video

Jul 27 2017

U.S. lawmakers reach deal for Senate Russia sanctions vote

WASHINGTON/MOSCOW/BRUSSELS U.S. lawmakers reached an agreement on Wednesday paving the way for the U.S. Senate to pass a bill as soon as this week to impose new sanctions on Russia and bar President Donald Trump from easing sanctions on Moscow without Congress' approval. | Video

Jul 27 2017

AB InBev profit rises, sees brighter hopes for Brazil

BRUSSELS Strong growth in China, Mexico and new market South Africa helped Anheuser-Busch InBev , the world's largest brewer, to increase earnings in the second quarter.

Jul 20 2017

EU seeks U.N. alliance against torture trade, lethal drugs

BRUSSELS The European Union is rallying dozens of countries to stop the trade of torture equipment and lethal-injection drugs, which could make it harder for the United States to perform executions, a top EU official said on Thursday.

Jun 30 2017

Germany denies report U.S. threatening to stop regulation cooperation

BERLIN The German government on Friday denied a media report which said the United States had signalled it could discontinue multilateral cooperation on financial market regulation and tax havens ahead of a G20 summit in Germany next week.

Jun 27 2017

Swiss call time out in push on EU ties as Brexit talks begin

ZURICH/BRUSSELS Switzerland's drive to clinch a sweeping treaty putting its ties with the European Union on firmer footing has run aground as mainstream conservative parties get cold feet ahead of Britain's divorce talks with the EU.

Jun 23 2017

EU promises tough line on U.S., China while pushing for free trade

BRUSSELS German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday that Europe would react in kind if the United States did not play fair in trade, while EU leaders also agreed to consider screening investments by state-owned Chinese firms.

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