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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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After German election, France's Macron paints sweeping vision for Europe

PARIS French President Emmanuel Macron offered an ambitious vision for European renewal on Tuesday, calling for the EU to work more closely on defense and immigration and for the euro zone to have its own budget, ideas he may struggle to implement. | Video

Sep 25 2017

Qatar Says Trump wants to fix Gulf crisis with dialogue

PARIS Qatar's foreign minister said on Monday that U.S. President Donald Trump was stepping up efforts for a diplomatic solution to the crisis in the Gulf.

Sep 22 2017

France to skip 2018 Winter Games if security not assured

PARIS/SEOUL France's Winter Olympics team will not travel to the 2018 Games in South Korea if its security cannot be guaranteed, France's sports minister said on Thursday, the first major doubts by a participating nation about growing North Korean tensions.

Sep 20 2017

France's popular housing support to be cut

PARIS, Sept 20 The French government on Wednesday announced cuts to a housing allowance scheme enjoyed by 10 percent of the population and promised to free up social housing for the most needy as it seeks to rein in public spending.

Sep 12 2017

Macron may see 'slackers' become protest rallying cry in France

PARIS President Emmanuel Macron's remark that he will not bow to "slackers" who resist labor reforms looked set to dog the image-conscious French leader, with opponents casting him as a champion of the wealthy and big business.

Sep 12 2017

Hardliners protest French labor reform after Macron chides 'slackers'

PARIS Tens of thousands of hard-left trade unionists marched through French cities on Tuesday to protest against President Emmanuel Macron's labor law reforms, although turnout appeared lower than at demonstrations in previous years. | Video

Sep 12 2017

Macron may see 'slackers' become protest rallying cry in France

PARIS President Emmanuel Macron's remark that he will not bow to "slackers" who resist labour reforms looked set to dog the image-conscious French leader, with opponents casting him as a champion of the wealthy and big business.

Aug 23 2017

France's Macron, seeking to re-shape Europe, heads east

PARIS/WARSAW While Britain toils over its messy divorce with the European Union, France's president Emmanuel Macron is embarking on a drive to deepen the economic integration of a bloc he says needs to be more protective of its citizens.

Aug 09 2017

Car rams into soldiers in Paris suburb, suspect arrested after manhunt

PARIS French police shot and arrested a man on Wednesday suspected of deliberately ramming his car into a group of soldiers in a Parisian suburb hours earlier, injuring six of them in what the government called a deliberate attack. | Video

Jul 13 2017

Trump says 'something could happen' on climate accord

PARIS President Donald Trump held the door open to a reversal of his decision to pull the United States out of the Paris climate accord on Thursday, but did not say what he would need in return to persuade him to do so. | Video

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