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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

Dec 12 2017

World is losing the battle against climate change, Macron says

PARIS French President Emmanuel Macron delivered a bleak assessment on the global fight against climate change to dozens of world leaders and company executives on Tuesday, telling them: "We are losing the battle". | Video

Dec 12 2017

Norway's PM says happy with sovereign fund's coal exclusion rules

PARIS Norway's Prime Minister Erna Solberg on Tuesday said she had no immediate plans to toughen a rule that means a firm generating about a third or more of its income from coal is excluded from the country's $1 trillion sovereign wealth fund.

Dec 11 2017

In Dordogne idyll, Brits unimpressed with Brexit talks

EYMET, France Britain's prime minister may be hailing "a new sense of optimism" in Brexit talks. But David and Iona Stent, who sold their English home three years ago to start anew in the sun-kissed vineyards of France's Dordogne, are having none of it.

Dec 11 2017

In Dordogne idyll, Brits unimpressed with Brexit talks

EYMET, France Britain's prime minister may be hailing "a new sense of optimism" in Brexit talks. But David and Iona Stent, who sold their English home three years ago to start anew in the sun-kissed vineyards of France's Dordogne, are having none of it.

Dec 08 2017

France's Macron hunts for more money to slow climate change

PARIS French President Emmanuel Macron will next week press rich countries to increase climate financing and urge investors worldwide to turn their backs on polluters in a bid to accelerate efforts to combat global warming.

Nov 24 2017

France's Macron seeks renewal of Africa ties, but old problems persist

PARIS Barely six months into office, President Emmanuel Macron is already preparing for his third visit to sub-Saharan Africa. Yet while the energetic young leader is eager to reshape France's relationship with the continent, old problems die hard.

Nov 15 2017

France's Macron invites Hariri and family to France

PARIS Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri and his family will travel to France in coming days, a French presidential source said on Wednesday, after Emmanuel Macron invited him as part of efforts to defuse tensions in the Middle East.

Nov 15 2017

France's Macron invites Hariri and family to France

PARIS Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri and his family will travel to France in coming days, a French presidential source said on Wednesday, after Emmanuel Macron invited him as part of efforts to defuse tensions in the Middle East.

Nov 15 2017

France's Macron invites Hariri and family to France

PARIS Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri and his family will travel to France in coming days, a French presidential source said on Wednesday, after Emmanuel Macron invited him as part of efforts to defuse tensions in the Middle East.

Oct 08 2017

France's Macron, unions seek upper hand in struggle over reforms

PARIS Emmanuel Macron may have won the opening salvo in his battle to reform France's economy, but a nationwide strike by public workers this week will put more pressure on a leader struggling to shake off criticism that he is "president of the rich".

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